“Richard [Holbrooke] was never fooled by Mia’s so-called porcelain beauty,” said journalist Kati Marton, alluding to her late husband, U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, at the October 21 Blue Card Benefit held at The Powerhouse at The Museum of Natural History.
Presenting the Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Social Justice to Mia Farrow and son Ronan Farrow, Marton recalled the ambassador saying “She’s tough and smart.”
“Could anyone else [but Mia] have gotten Steven Spielberg to drop his project helping the Chinese to stage the Olympics…well Mia did! Her role in fighting genocide in Darfur has been amazing and — most remarkable — raising Ronan who, at 15, was hired by Richard.” Turning to Mia and Ronan seated near the podium, Marton said, “After the Vanity Fair piece [which alludes to the possibility of Ronan’s parentage by Frank Sinatra] — which I know everyone in this room has read —Mia has very few secrets left.” But to illustrate “that Richard was fiercely loyal — for the 17 years that we were with him, I was not allowed to see any ‘Woody Allen’ films.”