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The Wake-Up Call Ali MacGraw Needed to Leave Los Angeles

Season 5 Episode 518
Aired on 09/28/2014 | CC tv-14
In 1993, actress Ali MacGraw's Malibu, California, home was burned to the ground in a wildfire. It was exactly the wake-up call she was waiting for to leave Los Angeles. "I thought, 'This has got to be happening to me for a reason. ... So, what's the bigger story here?'" she says. "And I was sure that it was to get me out of L.A."

Had she stayed in Los Angeles, Ali says, she would not have been able to age as comfortably as she has. "It's tough being an ex-female pop star getting older in a town that often judges you by 'How do you look?'" she says. In the video above, watch as Ali opens up about the reality of aging in Los Angeles and reveals the most loaded question people ask her.

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