Michael Douglas is the exception. Most offspring of those in the performing arts don't match their parent's success in a glamour field. So, few bet on Ronan Farrow to even get a strong foothold in the game, never mind dazzle. That's why the rumors about him are getting so much attention.
The NEW YORK POST, for example, reports that the deal is being completed for Ronan to be an anchor on MSNBC. Sure, like so many second-generations, he has the pedigree, of course. He also has the contacts and the good looks. Along the way he picked up a law degree from Yale.
That's not even the price of entry, though, into the big time. In this era which craves celebrity, more is needed. At the top of the list is a well-oiled publicity machine. Ronan seems to have that. He first got on the radar screen in his own right when he sent a Tweet on Father's Day. He mentioned that his father Woody Allen, who had hooked up with his adopted sister, was both his parent and brother-in-law.
That theme of fatherhood was then out there. Recently, Mama Mia Farrow leveraged it. Aggressively. She told VANITY FAIR Ronan's paternity was up in the air. The daddy could be Allen or Frank Sinatra. Ronan has those iconic blue eyes associated with Sinatra. In the article, the Sinatra clan spoke of their close relationship with Ronan.
Observing Ronan's career trajectory and analyzing each public relations move will provide what could be the most powerful case study since Sinatra was launched and then staged a comeback. This one is clearly all in the family. We anticipate everyone, ranging from Mama Mia to Nancy Sinatra Jr., to pitch in.