But what he's best remembered for today is his work as Orson Welles' final cinematographer, spending most of his life working on the master's long unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, the story of which was told in They'll Love Me When I'm Dead.
This gives his father's friends the license to smash down the door and assault her, which leads to the son to want revenge.
Seriously - if you watch this hoping for some trucking and womanizing, you're left with a pretty downbeat drama, despite Graver's re-editing efforts.
For the rest of Orson's life and his own Graver belonged to the great director.
Also - you've never lived until you've seen cowboy Cameron in a shiny gold shirt.
It's an R-rated remake of Shaun Costello's adult film of the same name, substituting Tanya Roberts and Nancy Allen for Laura Cannon, Ruby Runhouse and Nina Fawcett.