Mia Farrow
Actress, singer
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow is an American actress, singer, humanitarian, and fashion model. Farrow first gained wide acclaim for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the soap opera Peyton Place, and for her subsequent short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra. An early film role, as the woman pregnant with Satan's baby in 1968's Rosemary's Baby, saw her portrayal nominated for many awards.
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Celebrities Mock Donald Trump's Attack On Nordstrom By Shopping There
Huffington Post - 12 days
Celebrities are taking a page out of Chelsea Handler’s playbook and throwing their money at Nordstrom.  Just a few days after the president of the United States attacked the retailer on Twitter for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s line, Handler went on a Nordstrom shopping spree, then took her purchases to the White House.  A Jew and a Gay went to pick a Muslim up from the airport, headed straight to Nordstrom, and then headed over to @whitehouse to give our thanks! @POTUS! @quinnmurphy A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:14am PST Celebrities including Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Moore, Kristen Davis, and Aisha Tylor quickly shared their own Nordstrom purchases:  shop nordstrom ! pic.twitter.com/lDwRnkIch9 — ROSIE (@Rosie) February 9, 2017 OK!! SEE YOU THERE!! JUST AS SOON AS I FINISH MY SHOPPING AT NORDSTROM!! https://t.co/OM8NEFWaM4 — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 10, 2017 ...
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United States Nation-Building in South Sudan: A Foreign Policy of Ignorant Arrogance
Huffington Post - 3 months
On November 17, 2016, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, declared that she would soon introduce a resolution in the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan; and, to place travel restrictions and freeze the assets of certain persons deemed responsible for the grisly violence convulsing the new nation. South Sudan was midwifed by the United States from Sudan five years ago. The United Nations special advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, after a recent visit to South Sudan, discerned the "potential for genocide." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon warned in a report that United Nations peacekeepers deployed to South Sudan could not diminish "a very real risk of mass atrocities. Thereby hangs another tale of the United States foreign policy of ignorant arrogance in nation-building. It is a task for political geniuses, who can be counted on one hand with fingers left over. Republics cannot be summon ...
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Kathy Griffin's 'Jaw-Dropping' Story About Woody Allen Will Shock You
Huffington Post - 3 months
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The World Mourns Leonard Cohen -- A Loss It Didn't Need Right Now
Huffington Post - 3 months
Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder ― 2016 has been full of tough losses.  And Thursday’s announcement of singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen’s death came as yet another crushing blow, particularly for those still reeling from Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Following the news, beautiful tributes to Cohen began pouring in. Many, from Patton Oswalt to Johnny Knoxville, wondered when 2016 would give the world a break.   Leonard Cohen dying is so goddamned symbolic right now. You just don't let up, do you 2016? — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2016 RIP Leonard Cohen. Ugh. It feels pointed, this death. It's making us remember songs like Come Healing which is a good one for these days — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 11, 2016 R.I.P. the great Leonard Cohen.❤️❤️#canwebedonewith2016 pic.twitter.com/ALxIVcfP7n — Johnny Knoxville (@realjknoxville) November 11, 2016 As of the week could get ...
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Ronan Farrow Remembers Late Brother Thaddeus With Sweet Photos
Huffington Post - 5 months
Ronan Farrow wished his brother Thaddeus a sweet goodbye on Sunday, four days after his sibling’s death. Thaddeus, a paraplegic due to polio, was adopted from an Indian orphanage in 1994 by actress Mia Farrow, Ronan’s biological mother. The 27-year-old died by suicide on Wednesday, Sept. 21. “Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more,” Farrow wrote in a photo caption on Instagram. Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more. A photo posted by ronanfarrow (@ronanfarrow) on Sep 25, 2016 at 5:04pm PDT On Wednesday, Thaddeus was found by police with life-threatening injuries and taken to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where he was later pronounced dead. A state medical examiner’s autopsy report states that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Associated Press.  On Thursday, Mia Farrow shared a heartbreaking statement about the incident on Twi ...
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Mia Farrow releases statement on son's suicide
CNN - 5 months
Mia Farrow has broken her silence on the death of her son, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow.
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Medical Examiner: Mia Farrow’s Son Thaddeus Killed Himself
Yahoo News - 5 months
ROXBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities have ruled the death of Mia Farrow’s 27-year-old son, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, a suicide, saying he shot himself in the torso.
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Mia Farrow: This is inspiring
CNN - 7 months
Unspeakable violence, persecution, war and the subsequent hunger and disease is forcing families to flee from their homes and lands to join an unprecedented 65 million forcibly displaced people (approximately half of them children) across the globe. These homeless souls now constitute the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
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Woody Allen Is Not an Angel
Huffington Post - 9 months
A well-known writer emailed me when I started my biography of Woody Allen: "Tell! Tell!" She added, "I was shocked! Shocked!" I asked her what she was shocked about. She shared with me the explosive info that she had sat next to Woody's table at Elaine's and that she thought that he and two friends were exchanging notes about threesomes. I assured her I'd heard far worse among my own writer friends over a lifetime. "Writers are not pussycats," I wrote her, "at least none of the hundreds I've known." Woody Allen is not an angel. As his third and current biographer, I can attest to it. That does not mean he is a pedophile who molested his and Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, as a child. Twenty-three years after the alleged events, Mia Farrow, aided by her children Dylan and Ronan, continues to wage a campaign against him. They insist that Woody did molest his seven-year-old daughter and that in spite of this, the "old school" media is colluding in protecting him, that ma ...
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Older woman, younger man? A 'valid comic idea' to Woody Allen
Yahoo News - 10 months
After unveiling his latest film, "Cafe Society", in Cannes, featuring a love story between a young woman and powerful older man, Allen was asked if he would ever consider switching the roles -- something still somewhat taboo on the big screen. As if to inspire him, French film queen Catherine Deneuve, 72, drew a standing ovation for a long and passionate kiss with French actor Laurent Lafitte, 42, on stage at the opening of the festival. Allen has had a turbulent personal life clouded by scandal after entering a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his former partner Mia Farrow, when Previn was only 21.
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Kesha Praises Gaga For 'Bringing Attention To Sexual Assault At The Oscars'
Huffington Post - 12 months
Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance at the Oscars on Sunday, bringing the audience to tears with her song "Til It Happens To You." The song, which is featured in the campus rape documentary "The Hunting Ground," ended with Gaga bringing out a group of survivors of sexual assault with messages written on their arms.  Kesha, who is currently involved in a lawsuit against her former producer, Dr. Luke, for sexual assault and battery, tweeted out her thanks to Gaga and Vice President Joe Biden, who introduced the singer with a powerful message of his own. Gaga has publicly supported Kesha in her legal battle against Dr. Luke.  thank u @ladygaga and VP @JoeBiden for bringing attention to sexual assault at the oscars. it hit very close to my heart for obvious reasons — kesha (@KeshaRose) February 29, 2016 Mia Farrow, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen DeGeneres and countless other celebrites took to Twitter to praise the outstanding segment:   Proud to stand by m ...
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<i>Finding Your Roots</i> Looks to Find Its Footing, Again, After Misstep on Affleck's Slave-Owning Ancestor
Huffington Post - about 1 year
One of the last TV shows you'd expect to find dusting itself off from a small, but embarrassing content-suppression scandal would be Finding Your Roots, Professor Henry L. Gates's genealogy program on PBS. But the show's third season, which premieres Jan. 5 at 8 p.m., will have to explore the roots of several dozen new subjects in the mildly uncomfortable shadow of previous guest Ben Affleck. Gates's lineup this season will include the likes of Bill O'Reilly, Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Julianne Moore, Norman Lear, Senator John McCain, LL Cool J, Puffy Combs, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Gloria Steinem. The keen observer will note that they are all famous, and that's something for which Gates has never apologized. Starpower, he has always explained, provides a means of drawing viewers' attention to the fascinating field of genealogy. "When they see what our researchers uncovered about someone like Stephen King," Gates said ...
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Read This: The Beautiful, Glamorous, Brutal, Legendary Life of Frank Sinatra
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This article first appeared in The National Book Review By Adam Cohen Sinatra: The Chairman By James Kaplan Doubleday 992 pp. $35 In 1960, Frank Sinatra had an unexpected guest on his ABC television special: Elvis Presley. Sinatra, the consummate old-school crooner, had called rock-and-roll a "rancid smelling aphrodisiac" that was "sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons." But by 1960, it was clear that rock was the future, and Sinatra was shrewd enough to forge an alliance with one of the hottest goons. The joint appearance was a rousing success, and the Chairman of the Board and the King even joined in an unlikely cross-genre duet, with Sinatra singing a jazz version of "Love Me Tender," while Elvis answered with a rockabilly version of the Sinatra classic "Witchcraft." That prime-time TV testament to Sinatra's entertainment skills, talent for self-creation, and general charm is one of a landslide of high-wattage stories in Sinatra: The Chairma ...
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5 Hot Books: A Big, Juicy Sinatra Biography and the Real-Life Tragedy Behind Moby Dick
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be. 1. Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan (Doubleday) This is Frank Sinatra's centennial year, an appropriate time for Kaplan to deliver the second and final volume of his engaging, and likely definitive, biography of Ole Blue Eyes. Picking up where volume one, Frank: The Voice, left off five years ago, Kaplan traces Sinatra's life from his supporting role in From Here to Eternity through his years as friend of John F. Kennedy, husband of Mia Farrow, and occasional mafia fellow traveler - a riveting only-in-America life that cut a glittering and sometimes cruel swath through the second half of the 20th century. 2. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (Penguin) Philbrick's spellbinding 2000 bestseller told the story of the 1820 sinking of the Essex by a sperm whale, a tragedy that is said to have insp ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mia Farrow
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 71
    On September 21, 2016, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow was found dead at the age of 27 after an apparent car crash.
    More Details Hide Details The Connecticut state medical examiner later ruled the death a suicide after an autopsy revealed that Thaddeus had shot himself in the torso. Informational Interviews and articles
    As of September 2016, Farrow has 11 living children (four biological, seven adopted), including her adopted daughter Soon-Yi from whom she is estranged.
    More Details Hide Details Three of her adopted children, Tam, Lark, and Thaddeus, are deceased. Farrow and former husband André Previn have three biological children: twins Matthew and Sascha (born February 26, 1970), and Fletcher (born March 14, 1974). In 1973 and 1976, respectively, they adopted Vietnamese infants, Lark Song Previn and Summer "Daisy" Song Previn, followed by the adoption of Soon-Yi from Korea around 1978. Soon-Yi's precise age and birth date are not known, but a bone scan estimated her age as being between 5 and 7 years old at the time of her adoption.
    For the 2016 U.S. presidential election, she has endorsed Bernie Sanders.
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  • 2010
    Age 65
    Farrow testified in the trial against former Liberian President Charles Taylor in August 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In September, Farrow said she had been paid for a trip to Ecuador to "show her support for indigenous people" after it was published in a lawsuit filed against U.S. oil company Chevron in Ecuador. She stated she would not have gone to Ecuador had she not believed in the cause. Photographs of the actress reaching into the ground and emerging with her left hand covered in oil were widely distributed. An Ecuadorian court ruling ordered the oil company to pay $19 billion in 2011 — later reduced to $9.5 billion — to clean up environmental damage in the Amazon region, purportedly caused by Chevron decades earlier. However, on March 4, 2014 in New York City, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, in a 485-page decision, "found the Ecuadorian lawsuit was the equivalent of organized crime extorting money from Chevron." It was later revealed Judge Lewis Kaplan had undisclosed "significant investments" in Chevron during his ruling.
  • 2007
    Age 62
    She has traveled to Darfur several times. Her third trip was in 2007, with a film crew engaged in making the documentary Darfur: On Our Watch.
    More Details Hide Details Later in 2007, Farrow offered to "trade her freedom" for the freedom of a humanitarian worker for the Sudan Liberation Army who was being treated in a UN hospital while under threat of arrest. She wanted to be taken captive in exchange for his being allowed to leave the country. Farrow is also a board member of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG). Farrow has received several awards for her humanitarian work including the Leon Sullivan International Service award, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award and the Marion Anderson Award. She has set up a campaigning website, miafarrow.org. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world. In 2009, Farrow narrated a documentary, As We Forgive, relating the struggle of many of the survivors of the Rwandan Genocide to forgive those who murdered family and friends. To show "solidarity with the people of Darfur", Farrow began a water-only fast on April 27. Farrow's goal was to fast for three weeks, but she called a halt after twelve days on the advice of her doctor.
    In March 2007, China said it would urge Sudan to engage with the international community.
    More Details Hide Details The campaign persuaded Steven Spielberg to withdraw as an artistic adviser to the opening ceremony. During the Olympics, Farrow televised via the internet from a Sudanese refugee camp to highlight China's involvement in the region. Farrow and her son Ronan visited 2006 Berlin to be part of a charity auction of United Buddy Bears, which feature designs by artists representing 142 U.N. member states.
    She worked on several films released in 2007, including the romantic comedy The Ex and the first part of director Luc Besson's trilogy of fantasy films, Arthur and the Invisibles.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, in director Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind, she appeared opposite Jack Black, Mos Def and Danny Glover. In 2011, Farrow appeared in the film Dark Horse, directed by Todd Solondz. In September 2014, Farrow returned to Broadway in the play Love Letters. The play was well received by critics with the New York Times calling Farrow's performance "utterly extraordinary… as the flighty, unstable and writing-averse Melissa Gardner."
  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 55
    Tam Farrow died of heart failure in 2000 at the age of 19 after a long illness.
    More Details Hide Details On December 25, 2008, Lark Previn died at the age of 35, also after a long illness, and although the cause of death was not disclosed, she had previously been treated for AIDS-related pneumonia.
    Farrow became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2000 and is a high-profile advocate for human rights in Africa, particularly for children's rights.
    More Details Hide Details She has worked to raise funds and awareness for children in conflict-affected regions and to draw attention to the fight to eradicate polio. In 2007, Farrow co-founded the Olympic Dream for Darfur campaign, which drew attention to China's support for the government of Sudan. The campaign hoped to change China's policy by embarrassing it in the run-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 47
    Between 1992 and 1995, Farrow adopted five more children: Tam Farrow; Kaeli-Shea Farrow, later known as Quincy Maureen Farrow; Frankie-Minh; Isaiah Justus; Gabriel Wilk Farrow, later known as Thaddeus Wilk Farrow and named after Elliott Wilk, the judge who oversaw Farrow's 1993 legal battle with Allen.
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    In August 1992, Allen sued for full custody of his and Farrow's three children, claiming that Farrow was concocting the sexual abuse allegations.
    More Details Hide Details The head doctor of the police-appointed medical team gave sworn testimony via a deposition that Dylan "either invented the story under the stress of living in a volatile and unhealthy home or that it was planted in her mind by her mother" because of the "inconsistent" presentation of the story by Dylan. The doctor did not meet with Dylan prior to giving his testimony and delivered his findings based on first-hand accounts of the incident. Justice Elliot Wilk, who rejected Allen's bid for full custody and denied him visitation rights with Dylan, wrote: "I am less certain, however, than is the Yale-New Haven team, that the evidence proves conclusively that there was no sexual abuse." In February 2014, Dylan Farrow publicly renewed her claims of sexual abuse against Allen, in an open letter published by Nicholas Kristof, a friend of Farrow, in his New York Times blog. Allen repeated his denial of the allegations.
    In 1992, Mia alleged that Dylan Farrow, then aged seven, had told her she had been sexually abused by Allen.
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    Their relationship ended in 1992 when Allen began having an intimate relationship with Soon-Yi, her 21-year-old adopted daughter.
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  • 1987
    Age 42
    On December 19, 1987, Farrow gave birth to their son Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow, later known as Ronan Farrow.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, Farrow stated Ronan could "possibly" be the biological child of her first husband Frank Sinatra, with whom she claimed to have "never really split up".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 40
    In 1985, Farrow adopted Dylan Farrow (born July 1985, adopted at two weeks old).
    More Details Hide Details Dylan was known as "Eliza" for a while and also as "Malone". In December 1991 a New York City court allowed Woody Allen to co-adopt Dylan and Moses.
  • 1979
    Age 34
    In 1979, Farrow began a relationship with film director Woody Allen.
    More Details Hide Details During their relationship, Farrow starred in 13 of Allen's films, and several of her relatives also made appearances.
    Previn and Farrow divorced in 1979.
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    In 1979 she appeared on Broadway opposite Anthony Perkins in the play Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1980s and early 1990s, Farrow's relationship with director Woody Allen resulted in numerous film collaborations. She appeared in nearly all of Allen's films during this period, including leading roles in Zelig, Broadway Danny Rose, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days and Alice (1990). Farrow played Alura, mother of Kara (Helen Slater), in Supergirl (1984) and voiced the title role in the animated film The Last Unicorn (1982). She narrated several of the animated Stories to Remember. Allen said that the way she played her character in Broadway Danny Rose was a "very, very brave thing for her to do," as she had to play her role without ever using her eyes. Citing the need to devote herself to raising her young children, Farrow worked less frequently during the 1990s. Nonetheless, she appeared in leading roles in several films, including the Irish film Widows' Peak (1994), Miami Rhapsody (1995) and Reckless (also 1995). She appeared in several independent features and made-for-television films throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s and wrote an autobiography, What Falls Away, in 1997.
    Farrow was in a relationship with actor-director Woody Allen from 1979 to 1992 and appeared in thirteen of his fourteen films over that period, including Zelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Alice (1990) and Husbands and Wives (1992).
    More Details Hide Details Her later film roles include Widows' Peak (1994), The Omen (2006), Be Kind Rewind (2008), Dark Horse (2011) and Luc Besson's Arthur series (2006–2010). Farrow has appeared in more than 50 films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award, received seven additional Golden Globe nominations, three BAFTA nominations and a best actress award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Farrow is known for her extensive work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She is involved in humanitarian activities in Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world. Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, the third child and eldest daughter of Australian film director John Farrow (John Villiers Farrow) and Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan, and one of seven children, with older brothers Michael Damien (1939–1958), Patrick (1942–2009), younger brother John Charles (born 1946); and younger sisters Prudence and actresses Stephanie and Tisa.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 25
    Their divorce became final in July 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Dory Previn later wrote a scathing song, entitled "Beware of Young Girls", about the loss of her husband to Farrow.
    On September 10, 1970, Farrow married conductor and composer André Previn in London.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of their marriage, Farrow was pregnant with twin boys. Farrow had begun a relationship with Previn while he was still married to his second wife songwriter Dory Previn. When Farrow became pregnant, Previn left Dory and filed for divorce.
  • 1968
    Age 23
    In February 1968, Farrow traveled to India, where she spent part of the year at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, studying Transcendental Meditation.
    More Details Hide Details Her visit received worldwide media attention because of the presence of all four members of The Beatles, Donovan, and Mike Love, as well as her sister Prudence Farrow, who inspired John Lennon to write the song "Dear Prudence".
  • 1967
    Age 22
    In November 1967, while Farrow was filming Rosemary's Baby, Sinatra's lawyer served her with divorce papers. Their divorce was finalized in August 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Farrow later blamed the demise of the marriage on their age difference and stated that she was an "impossibly immature teenager" when she married Sinatra. The two remained friends until Sinatra's death.
  • 1966
    Age 21
    On July 19, 1966, Farrow married singer Frank Sinatra at the Las Vegas home of Jack Entratter.
    More Details Hide Details Farrow was 21 years old at the time while Sinatra was 51. Sinatra wanted Farrow to give up her acting career which she initially agreed to do. She accompanied Sinatra while he was shooting several films but soon tired of doing nothing and signed on to star in Rosemary's Baby. Filming for Rosemary's Baby ran over its initial estimated filming schedule which angered Sinatra who had cast Farrow in a role in his film The Detective. After Farrow failed to report for filming, Sinatra cast actress Jacqueline Bisset in Farrow's role.
    Farrow left the series in 1966 at the urging of Frank Sinatra whom she married on July 19, 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Before her acting career, Farrow worked as a fashion model for many years. Farrow's first leading film role was in Rosemary's Baby (1968), which was a critical and commercial success at the time and continues to be widely regarded as a classic of the horror genre. Her performance garnered numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress, and established her as a leading actress. Film critic and author Stephen Farber described her performance as having an "electrifying impact... one of the rare instances of actor and character achieving a miraculous, almost mythical match" wherein the question: Does the diabolic exist, was answered with a reality that could not be controverted. Film critic Roger Ebert called the film "brilliant", and noted, "A great deal of the credit for this achievement must go to Mia Farrow, as Rosemary".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 19
    In 1964, she achieved stardom on the popular primetime soap opera Peyton Place as naive, waif-like Allison MacKenzie.
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  • 1958
    Age 13
    Her eldest brother, Michael Farrow, died in a plane crash in 1958, at age 19; Patrick, a sculptor, committed suicide in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Her father's family was originally from England. Farrow grew up in Beverly Hills, California, where she occasionally put on performances with "toy daggers and fake blood" for passing celebrity tour buses. Aged two, she made her film debut in a short documentary Unusual Occupations: Film Tot Holiday (1947). She was raised Roman Catholic and "had 13 years of convent education with nuns". When she was nine, she contracted polio during an outbreak in Los Angeles reportedly affecting 500 people. She was placed in an isolation ward for three weeks and later said the experience "marked the end of my childhood". Farrow screen-tested for the role of Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, but did not get the part. The footage has been preserved, and appears on the fortieth Anniversary Edition DVD of The Sound of Music. Farrow began her acting career by appearing in supporting roles in several 1960s films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Age 0
    Born on February 9, 1945.
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