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Maps of Stars: Introduction (02:15)


This segment orients viewers to the ancestral search for Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow.

Dustin Hoffman (03:11)

Hoffman's acting career spans more than 50 years; it began with acting classes in college. His parents, Harry and Lillian, moved to Los Angeles during the Great Depression; Harry had dreams of Hollywood. (Credits)

Mia Farrow (03:51)

Farrow grew up in Hollywood aristocracy; she contracted polio at age nine. Farrow was a UNICEF ambassador. As a mother to 14 children, 10 adopted, she downplays the importance of ancestors.

Hoffman's Paternal Family Line (09:54)

Hoffman's father struggled in Hollywood and sold furniture; his grandparents, Frank and Esther, were Jewish immigrants who settled in Chicago. Hoffman's great grandfather Sam lived in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine during the eruption of pogroms; Frank disappeared while trying to rescue Sam.

Cheka Murders (03:40)

The Bolshevik's secret police murdered Hoffman's grandfather. His great grandfather Sam, aka Moshko Goikhman, was also executed. Hoffman reflects on how their deaths impacted his father and his childhood.

Farrow's Paternal Family Line (05:27)

Farrow's father John was a successful director. Her grandmother Lucy Savage was committed to an insane asylum by her husband.

Joseph Farrow (04:45)

Farrow examines an image of her grandfather and reviews Australian national archive records that reveal his military record and service in WWI. Joseph contracted typhoid and malaria during the war.

Hoffman's Russian Roots (08:48)

Hoffman's parents erased their Jewish identity. His great grandmother Libba was sent to a concentration camp; she survived and moved to Argentina before immigrating to the U.S. Hoffman reflects on family secrets.

Farrow's Maternal Family Line (07:24)

Farrow's mother left Ireland but often returned with her children for visits; Farrow recalls her grandfather Charles. Charles and Farrow's great uncle John Fraser were Connaught Rangers in WWI.

Family Tree (02:53)

Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents Farrow and Hoffman with their family trees. The actors reflect on their experience.

Credits: Maps of Stars: Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow—Finding Your Roots, Season 3 (00:31)

Credits: Maps of Stars: Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow—Finding Your Roots, Season 3

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Learn how Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, who last shared the screen together in 1969, also share a history of tragic deaths in their families that played major roles in shaping future generations.

Length: 53 minutes

Item#: BVL129888

Copyright date: ©2016

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