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Nancy Sinatra Confirms Dad Frank Is Not Ronan Farrow’s Father: “Just Silly, Stupid”

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On last Sunday’s CBS Sunday Morning, Nancy Sinatra confirmed what Tina Sinatra told us the other night: it’s “silly, stupid” that Ronan Farrow is the son of her late father Frank. (Ronan’s father is indeed Woody Allen.) She also says she’s pretty unhappy with Mia Farrow for suggesting it in the first place. The whole bag of nonsense started with Maureen Orth’s ridiculous article in Vanity Fair. Orth allowed Farrow to answer “Possibly…” when she was asked if Sinatra could be the father. VF didn’t require her to follow it up, or ask any other questions of anyone. It was an out and out lie, and Orth let it be perpetrated. Nancy tells it like it is!

Here’s a rough transcript of Nancy’s interview on the subject, and the clip.

MO ROCCA:

What do you remember about the Mia Farrow marriage?

NANCY SINATRA:

Oh, we loved Mia. Mia was one of our– like a sister. (LAUGH) And– we had a good time. Tina and Mia and I did. And– Daddy said, “I’m not sure it’s gonna last very long, a couple of years maybe,” he said, “but I feel like I have to do this.” And we said, “Great. She’s a great girl.” And I think the truth be told, I think he– he didn’t want her to be suffering because of him. And she was being– her name was being bandied about in the press and there were paparazzi everywhere. And–

MO ROCCA:

Oh, you mean that’s why he married her?

NANCY SINATRA:

Well, I’m not saying that’s the only reason. But I think that was part of it. I think it was very important to him that– that she be presented as a lady and not be thought of as something other than just that. And– of course, that’s my theory. I’ve never even talked to Mia about it. I don’t know, but…

MO ROCCA:

what do you think his opinion would be about that recent swirl of– of rumors?

NANCY SINATRA:

Mia’s son?

MO ROCCA:

Yeah.

NANCY SINATRA:

Oh nonsense. He would just laugh it off and– you know, we didn’t laugh it off, because it was affected my– affecting kids. You know, they were being– questioned about it. And we all knew it was nonsense. And– I was kind of cranky with Mia for even saying, “possibly.”

I think the word she used is– when somebody said, “Is that Frank’s son?” “Possibly.” I was cranky with her for saying that, ’cause she knew better. You know, she really did. And– but she was making a joke. And it was taken very seriously and it was just silly, stupid.

MO ROCCA:

Well, what a life.

NANCY SINATRA:

What a life, honey! (LAUGH) Let me tell ya. Did you finish this puzzle yet? Come on.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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