Farrow to receive award for human rights activism

The Rosemary’s Baby star is an outspoken campaigner for refugee causes, particularly those affecting children in war-torn areas.

Her efforts have earned her the Marian Anderson Award, which recognises artists whose leadership benefits humanity, and she will be presented with the accolade at a ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May (11).

The prize is named after opera star and Philadelphia native Marian Anderson, who became the first black soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1955.

Farrow follows in the footsteps of a number of her Hollywood peers, including Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Gere.