Ali macgraw and ryan o neal dating
Now aged 73 and 75 respectively, they are to star on stage in Love Letters, playing two people who meet when young but, despite marrying other people, go on to maintain a relationship over 50 years.
Mac Graw’s long curtain of dark hair is now silvery-grey and piled into a bun while O’Neal’s golden good looks have crumpled into fl eshy jowls and a turkey neck.But both have faced their share of life’s travails over the past 45 years. O’Neal’s marriages to actresses Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young ended in divorce and his long relationship with the late Farrah Fawcett, which lasted until her death in 2009, was known to be turbulent.His relationship with his children Patrick (by Joanna Moore), Griffi n and Tatum (by Leigh Taylor-Young) and Redmond (by Farrah Fawcett) has been troubled and involved long periods of estrangement.HE HAS struggled with what the therapy industry w o u l d call “anger issues” and with serious health problems.In 2001 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and in 2012 he revealed he was suffering from advanced prostate cancer.As for his career, that went into freefall long ago.
Having made his name in the long-running TV serial Peyton Place, Love Story – which was only his third film – catapulted him into the Hollywood A-list.
In 1973 he was ranked number two in the top 10 box offi ce stars, just below Clint Eastwood.
The result was Love Story, the iconic tear-jerker in which love did not conquer all but nonetheless insisted that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” – surely one of the cheesiest sayings ever.
Forty-five years ago that question was answered by a schmaltzy song sung by Andy Williams, a corny script written by a Harvard classics professor and two very beautiful but untested actors.
Made in 1970 the film starred Ryan O’Neal as rich boy Oliver Barrett IV and Ali Mac Graw as Jenny Cavalleri, the working-class girl he falls in love with.
Their obvious screen chemistry coupled with the tragic story made them global stars overnight, so the news that O’Neal and Mac Graw are to be reunited has been greeted with great anticipation.