Michael Damien Farrow was the son of Australian former film director, producer, and screenwriter, John Farrow and her wife Maureen O’Sullivan, an Irish-American actress. Michael died at the age of 19 in 1958 during a collision between two private planes in the San Fernando Valley.
Michael’s father John Farrow is an oscar winner director. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days in 1957 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Wake Island in 1942.
Michael’s mother Maureen O’Sullivan became a known face from her role in the Tarzan series of films as Jane. She was ranked eight on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors in 2020.
Michael Damien Farrow’s Family Background
Michael was born in 1939 as the eldest son of his parents. He died at the age of 19 in a plane collision in 1958.
Michael’s mother Maureen was born on May 17, 1911, in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. Maureen’s father Charles Joseph O’Sullivan served in World War I, as an officer in the Connaught Rangers. She studied at a convent school in Dublin, and the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Roehampton (now Woldingham School), England. She moved to New York in 1929 to start her acting career. She died on June 23, 1998, at 87.
Born on February 10, 1904, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia John Farrow’s mother Lucy Villiers was a dressmaker, and his father Joseph Farrow was a tailor’s trimmer. John attended Newtown Public School and Fort Street Boys’ High School.
Michael has six siblings including brothers Patrick, and John Charles; and sisters Prudence, Mia, Stephanie, and Tisa. His sister Mia Farrow is also a famous actress, Prudence Farrow is an author, meditation teacher, and film producer, and Tisa Farrow is a retired actress and model. His brother Patrick, who was an American sculptor and a peace and environmental activist, died on June 15, 2009.
Michael Damien Farrow’s Career
John’s 1947 film The Big Clock (1948) with Ray Milland and O’Sullivan is among his career’s most successful films. He made the military drama, Beyond Glory in 1948, the noir Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948), and Alias Nick Beal (1949).
He started his career as a writer and assistant director with the film Don Quixote (1933). He published the novels Laughter Ends (1933) and The Impassive Footman (1932)
Michael’s mother Maureen performed with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson in the 1940 film Pride and Prejudice and Ann Sothern in the 1941 film Maisie Was a Lady. For her extraordinary contribution to the art of film, Maureen was honored with The George Eastman Award in 1982.
Michael’s younger sister Mia Fellow, having appeared in over 50 films, has won a Golden Globe and three BAFTA Awards nominations. She was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2008.
Michael Damien Farrow’s Family Net Worth
Michael did not live enough to have a career and wealth. Being a celebrity kid, he certainly had a wonderful childhood as he grew up with his six siblings. According to different online sources, Michael’s father Jonh Farrow had wealth worth $1-$2 million at the time of his death in 1963. Similarly, his mother Maureen owned a net worth of around $1. Million. In 1937 John was facilitated with Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre by Pope Pius XI. His sister Mia Farrow, an actress, has also raised a net worth of $10 million from her successful modeling and acting career.