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Mia Farrow Films @ Frank Sinatra Songs

A Cosmic Baseball Game

This game is part of the CBA's Frank Sinatra Centennial Series

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The romance between Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow began in 1964. Two years later they became husband and wife. It was the third marriage for the 51-year old Sinatra and the first marriage for the 21-year old Farrow.

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"Mia and Dad would unavoidably revive that awful Freudian cliche: she found a father, and he found youth." (Tina Sinatra, page 111; see References below)

"The song 'The Impossible Dream' reminded Mia of Frank, whose aftershave lotion, she noticed, was the same as her father's." (Summers and Swan, page 314)

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Mia Farrow Films
See No Evil (1971) Right Field
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Center Field
Another Woman (1988) First Base
Fast Track [aka The Ex] (2007) Second Base
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Catcher
The Great Gatsby (1974) Short Stop
Hurricane (1979) Third Base
The Last Unicorn (1982) Left Field
The Omen (2006) Pitcher
Frank Sinatra Songs
Luck Be a Lady (recorded 1963, 1994) First Base
LA Is My Lady (1984) Right Field
Lady Day (1969) Center Field
My Sweet Lady (1970) Third Base
Little Girl Blue (1953) Left Field
Lady From 29 Palms (1939) Second Base
My Girl (1952) Short Stop
The Lady Is A Tramp (1956, 1993) Catcher
My Kind Of Girl (1962) Pitcher



"The New York Post reported that when [actor] Robert Vaughn was on the $10,000 Pyramid television game show, he wanted to give his partner a clue to the word 'Sinatra.' In the excitement he said, 'Mia Farrow's father.' His partner said, 'Oh, sure, Frank Sinatra' and won." (Kelley, p. 533)

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"The debate over Vietnam seemed to exacerbate the differences between Frank and Mia: He drank Jack Daniel's; she smoked marijuana. He got drunk; she got stoned...He valued boxing; she studied transcendental meditation. He liked eating Italian; she picked at yogurt and bean sprouts. He gambled; she did needlepoint. He thrived in Las Vegas; she florished in India..." (Kelley, p. 378)

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     Inn. 1: Mia Farrow Films
[Starter] MyKindOfGirl
SeeNoEvil         5-3        . . .
BwayDannyRose     BB         . . X
AnotherWoman      1B         . . X
X@3:BwayDannyRose 7-5        . . X
FastTrack         2B         . X . 1
RosemarysBaby     1B         . X . 1
GreatGatsby       5          . X .
     Inn. 1: Frank Sinatra Songs
[Starter] TheOmen
LuckBeALady       1B         . . X
X@2:LuckBeALady   CS 2-6     . . .
LAIsMyLady        1B         . . X
LadyDay           K          . . X
MySweetLady       8          . . X
     Inn. 2: Mia Farrow Films
Hurricane         5-3        . . .
LastUnicorn       8          . . .
TheOmen           E-8        . X .
SeeNoEvil         6-3        . X .
     Inn. 2: Frank Sinatra Songs
LittleGirlBlue    5-3        . . .
LadyFrom29Palms   4-3        . . .
MyGirl            E-5        . . X
TheLadyIsATramp   1B         . X X
MyKindOfGirl      K          . X X
     Inn. 3: Mia Farrow Films
BwayDannyRose     1-3        . . .
AnotherWoman      1B         . . X
FastTrack         9          . . X
*SB:AnotherWoman  SB         . X .
RosemarysBaby     2B         . X . 1
GreatGatsby       1B         . . X 1
Hurricane         1B         . X X
LastUnicorn       3B         X . . 2
TheOmen           K          X . .
     Inn. 3: Frank Sinatra Songs
LuckBeALady       8          . . .
LAIsMyLady        1-3        . . .
LadyDay           1B         . . X
MySweetLady       6-3        . X .
     Inn. 4: Mia Farrow Films
SeeNoEvil         7          . . .
BwayDannyRose     4          . . .
AnotherWoman      6-3        . . .
     Inn. 4: Frank Sinatra Songs
LittleGirlBlue    6-3        . . .
LadyFrom29Palms   6          . . .
MyGirl            K          . . .
     Inn. 5: Mia Farrow Films
FastTrack         1B         . . X
RosemarysBaby     5-4 F      . . X
GreatGatsby       4-6 F      . . X
Hurricane         5          . . X
     Inn. 5: Frank Sinatra Songs
TheLadyIsATramp   5-3        . . .
MyKindOfGirl      5          . . .
LuckBeALady       5-3        . . .
     Inn. 6: Mia Farrow Films
LastUnicorn       8          . . .
TheOmen           2 (Foul)   . . .
SeeNoEvil         1B         . . X
BwayDannyRose     1B         X . X
AnotherWoman      BB         X X X
FastTrack         1B         X X . 2
RosemarysBaby     6          X X .
     Inn. 6: Frank Sinatra Songs
LAIsMyLady        3UN        . . .
LadyDay           K          . . .
MySweetLady       8          . . .
     Inn. 7: Mia Farrow Films
GreatGatsby       7          . . .
Hurricane         5-3        . . .
LastUnicorn       1B         . . X
TheOmen           5-3        . X .
     Inn. 7: Frank Sinatra Songs
LittleGirlBlue    2B         . X .
LadyFrom29Palms   1B         X . X
MyGirl            5-4-3 DP   . . . 1
TheLadyIsATramp   1B         . . X
MyKindOfGirl      E-7        . X . 1
LuckBeALady       E-8        . X . 1
LAIsMyLady        1B         . . X
X@4:LuckBeALady   7-2        . . X
     Inn. 8: Mia Farrow Films
SeeNoEvil         6-3        . . .
BwayDannyRose     1B         . . X
AnotherWoman      7          . . X
FastTrack         1-3        . X .
     Inn. 8: Frank Sinatra Songs
LadyDay           6          . . .
MySweetLady       7          . . .
LittleGirlBlue    6          . . .
     Inn. 9: Mia Farrow Films
RosemarysBaby     8          . . .
GreatGatsby       7          . . .
Hurricane         6-3        . . .
     Inn. 9: Frank Sinatra Songs
LadyFrom29Palms   5 (Foul)   . . .
MyGirl            6-3        . . .
TheLadyIsATramp   5-3        . . .


Mia Farrow Films WIN Game, 8-3

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After her divorce from Sinatra in 1968, Mia has written that they remained "true friends" and that Sinatra was "always there when I needed him."

"She recalled that in 1992, when her liaison with Woody Allen disintegrated amidst allegations about Allen's sexual behavior, the Sinatra family rallied around her. 'Frank,' she wrote, 'even offered to break Woody's legs.'" (Summers and Swan, page 504)

Later, in 2013, Farrow would suggest that Sinatra was the biological father of her son born in 1987. At the time, most had assumed that Woody Allen was the child's father.

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GAME DATE March 21, 2015
GAME TIME 3 hours, 12 minutes
GAME WEATHER Cloudy, 67o F
Wind NNE 11mph
GAME UMPIRES Mike Barnicle

Bill O'Reilly

Brian Williams
Brian Williams Scandal

GAME MCP
Most Cosmic Player
Fast Track (2006)

OFFICIAL SCORER Sigmund Freud

GAME ANNOUNCER Carl Jung

End Notes

1953 was a very good year professionally for the 38-year old Frank Sinatra. He won the best supporting actor Oscar award for his portrayal of Maggio in the movie version of James Jones' novel From Here to Eternity. He signed with Capitol Records and recorded some critically acclaimed albums such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Come Fly with Me.

Sinatra's personal life was more problematic as lust and anger continued to pervade his love affair with his second wife, the actress Ava Gardner.

In 1953 Mia Farrow was an 8-year old struggling with the disintegration of her parents' marriage. Her mother, the actress Maureen O'Sullivan, and her father, the writer/director John Farrow, were well-known Hollywood insiders.

When Mia was 11-years old she met Frank Sinatra while she was having dinner with her father. "Frank had said what a pretty little girl she was, [and] her father responded, 'You stay away from her.'" (Summers & Swan, Page 504); also see Farrow, Page 78)

Years later, when the 19-year old Mia Farrow's acting career blossomed on the television show Peyton Place and the 49-year old Frank Sinatra was starring in the World War II movie Von Ryan's Express, their romance began.

Mia and Frank's romance, lampooned by some because of the 30-year age difference, led to their marriage in 1966. During the 16 months of their marriage, Sinatra released the album Sinatra at the Sands and Farrow starred in the movie version of Ira Levin's novel, Rosemary's Baby. It was during the making of Rosemary's Baby that Sinatra initiated divorce proceedings.

Roman Polanski [who directed Rosemary's Baby], recalls "when Sinatra's lawyer came on the set to serve her divorce papers, she broke - I think you should quote Bob Dylan here - she breaks just like a little girl." (The Guardian)
Overcoming the dominance of his mother, Sinatra forged a life as a pop culture star. Overcoming the hypocrisy of her father, Mia Farrow sought the same destination, pop culture stardom.

In the final analysis, even though Sinatra remains a bigger star in the popular sky, Farrow won this cosmic baseball game because she overcame her father's hypocrisy. However the number of fielding errors the Farrows committed in this game is suggestive of the fact that later on, the older Mia Farrow, became what her father-figures were: Hypocritical control freaks.

References
  • The Guardian

  • Farrow, Mia. What Falls Away. Bantam Books. New York: 1998

  • Kelley, Kitty. His Way- The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra. Bantam Books. New York: 1986

  • Sinatra,Tina. My Father's Daughter. Simon & Schuster. New York: 2000

  • Summers, Anthony and Swan, Robbyn. Sinatra- The Life. Alfred A. Knopf. New York: 2005

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