Despised working with the chimpanzee 'Cheetah' during the filming of the Tarzan movies at MGM and, according to daughter Mia Farrow, privately referred to the primate as "that ape son of a bitch".
Ex-mother-in-law of Frank Sinatra and André Previn. Daughter Mia Farrow also had a long-term relationship with Woody Allen.
Her oldest son, Michael, was killed in a plane crash while taking flying lessons, in 1958.
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "I Was a Monster Movie Maker" (McFarland & Co., 2001).
Is often dubbed 'Ireland's first film star'.
Mother of Michael Farrow, Patrick Farrow, John Charles Farrow, Mia Farrow, Tisa Farrow, Prudence Farrow and Stephanie Farrow, from her marriage to John Farrow
Was a favorite of Irving Thalberg and Louis B. Mayer at MGM and they had big plans for her as a big star. Thalberg's sudden death at age 37 of pneumonia in 1936 put a big damper on the momentum in her pursuit of stardom and was soon relegated to romantic interest roles.