Ali MacGraw

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MacGraw in 2011, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Elizabeth Alice MacGraw

Place of Birth: Pound Ridge, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1939

Ethnicity:
*Scottish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Ali MacGraw is an American actress, model, author, and animal rights activist. She is known for starring in the films Goodbye, Columbus (1969), Love Story (1970), and The Getaway (1972).

Ali’s father, Richard MacGraw, was born in New Jersey, and had Scottish ancestry. Ali’s mother, Frances Moskoczi (Klein), was born in Massachusetts, to Hungarian Jewish parents. Ali was not raised knowing about her Jewish background.

Ali has a son, actor, director, and filmmaker Josh Evans, with her former husband, film producer and studio executive Robert Evans. Robert was of Russian Jewish descent. Josh Evans is married to singer and musician Roxy Saint.

Ali’s paternal grandparents were named Augustus Prval MacGraw and Elizabeth Everett.

Ali’s maternal grandfather was named Maurice Klein (the son of Aaron Klein and Fanny). Maurice was a Hungarian Jewish emigrant, from Szepsi.

Ali’s maternal grandmother was Pauline Donner (the daughter of Moritz/Morice/Morris Donner and Mathilde/Matilda Mettelman/Mittleman/Mattelman/Mistal). Pauline was a Hungarian Jewish emigrant, from Krusitnvoz. Mathilde was the daughter of Isidor Mattelman and Julia Meisler.

Sources: Marriage record of Ali’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org

Ali’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ali’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ali’s maternal grandparents, Maurice Klein and Pauline Donner – https://familysearch.org

12 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    Interesting mix. Didn’t expect these two ethnicities.

    Many white Australian women with recent Aboriginal ancestry look like that.

  2. Connerfromvine says:

    I think she looks American Indian. American Indian faces age much faster than any other ethnicity. That’s why there are so many people of American Indian descent that look much older than they really are.

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