”As the evil al-Bashir stayed in power, Mia came to believe that creating a museum devoted to the people of Darfur could be a significant contribution.
Today, at 68, Mia Farrow is far removed from that media circus.
The mother of 14 children—ranging in age from 43 to 19—10 of whom were adopted and 2 of whom have died, she also has 10 grandchildren.
Anxious that Allen might cause her harm, Mia told me, she confessed her fears on the phone to Sinatra.“Don’t worry about it,” he said, and shortly thereafter she got a call from a man who told her, “Don’t talk on the phone. “I even looked up the word ‘sedan.’ ”The car pulled up at the appointed hour; the back door flew open, and the driver motioned for her to get in. He had an entire floor for publicity at his publicists’. We own the Teamsters.”He gave her names and phone numbers in three cities to call should she ever feel in danger.
His driver on his movies was a Teamster, whose brother-in-law was Mickey Featherstone” (a confessed murderer and enforcer for an Irish Mafia gang).“The Teamsters? “I remember babbling, ‘Thank you, thank you.’ Off he went, and I did feel safer.”A New Woman the sad, sordid tale of Mia and Woody and Dylan and Soon-Yi and Mia’s other children, caught up in a major tabloid scandal.
At nine she had been a polio victim herself, and she described in detail the isolation and fear she felt then in her best-selling 1997 memoir, Her second African trip, with Ronan to Angola, Mia says, “was altogether different.” They met a man who told them he had had a belt like the one Ronan was wearing, but he ate it. N., on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, warning that the same thing that had happened in Rwanda was unfolding in Darfur.