Back to back major movie roles in 1969 and 1970 made the young Ali MacGraw one of the world’s most popular actresses.
Her portrayal of Jennifer Cavallari in 1970s “Love Story” remains a film classic to this day.
As the years went by, Ali MacGraw starred in more major movies. She married actor. Steve McQueen. Later she was married to director Robert Evans.
Finally, in 1991, McGraw wrote her autobiography. That’s when I met her and we had a Frank conversation about her career and her personal life.
So here now, from 1991, Ali MacGraw.
Ali MacGraw is 82 now. She lives in New Mexico.
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As a Young Man, Robert Evans wasn’t even in Show Business.
Then one day, just like something out of a storybook, actress Norma Shearer spot of him and thought he would be great to be in a movie.
The rest, as they say, well,…
From an acting career, Evans became a movie producer. And in the 60s and 70s some of his movies are now Classics. Movies like Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown.
But a drug-related conviction in 1980 was a major setback to Evans, and he never came back to his former glory. His last movie in 2003 was How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
In 1994, Evans wrote A Memoir, a book he had always thought about writing, and that’s when I met him.
And even if you somehow don’t find his stories interesting, I guarantee you’ll be mesmerised by this man’s magnificent voice.
So here now, from 1994, Robert Evans
Robert Evans died in 2019. He was 89.
Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! I thought this would be an appropriate time to bring back an interview with the author of one of the great love stories of our time — Love Story, by Erich Segal.
His book became a huge bestseller in 1970, and even bigger box office movie smash in 1971, starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal as the star-crossed lovers.
I met him in 1988, when he published his latest novel, called Doctors. But as you are about to hear, Segal was still both honored and haunted by the success of Love Story.
So here now, from 1988, Erich Segal.
Erich Segal died at age 72, in 2010.