Feb. 9th, 1945
Los Angeles, California, USA
Mia Farrow's Main TV Roles
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Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow (I) and the actress and Tarzan-girl 'Maureen OSullivan (I). She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the theatre, but her final breakthrough was when she met Woody Allen and became his Muse after the film A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982). After that, Woody Allen wrote many other roles for her.
- When Farrow first met husband-to-be 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) in 1964, she was 19 and he 48, a fact that prompted 'Dean Martin (I)' (qv) to quip that he owned a bottle of Scotch older than Farrow.
- Mia has 15 children. She has three biological children with 'André Previn' (qv): twins Matthew Phineas and Sascha Villiers, and 'Fletcher Farrow Previn' (qv). She adopted three children while married to Previn: 'Soon-Yi Previn' (qv), Lark Song and Summer Song (aka 'Daisy Previn' (qv)). She has one biological child with 'Woody Allen' (qv): Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow (now known as Ronan Seamus Farrow). She adopted two children while with Allen: 'Moses Farrow' (qv) (aka Misha), 'Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow' (qv)(aka Mallone). She has adopted six children as a single mother: Tam Farrow, Isaiah Justus Farrow, Quincy Farrow (aka Kaeli-Shea Farrow), Frankie-Minh Farrow, Thaddeus W. Farrow and Gabriel Wilk Farrow. Tam Farrow died in March of 2000 at age 19 of a heart ailment. Lark Farrow died in December of 2008 at age 35.
- Is, to the day, 2 years younger than 'Joe Pesci' (qv).
- 'John Lennon (I)' (qv) wrote "Dear Prudence" for her younger sister 'Prudence Farrow' (qv).
- Is of Irish extraction from her mother's side.
- The first American actress to be accepted as a member of London's prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Mia and her family live in huge rent-controlled apartment building right next door to Manhattan's legendary Dakota apartment house, which starred as the devilish locale in _Rosemary's Baby (1968)_ (qv). Dakota is also the building where her friend, 'John Lennon (I)' (qv), lived and in front of which he was shot to death.
- Elder brother Michael (born 1939) perished in a 1958 plane crash while taking flying lessons.