It's a tough life to be the child of a celebrity, and must be even tougher when your big sister is one, too.
That's what happened to poor Prudence Farrow, daughter of famed actress Maureen O'Sullivan and sister of famed flake, Mia Farrow. While her mother had a distinguished career in the entertainment world, her sister became most famous for marrying Frank Sinatra, having the devil's baby (Rosemary's Baby), and when that wasn't enough, giving birth to or adopting some 14 children in real life.
And poor Prudence? Well, there's not much said about her. If, as Andy Warhol claimed, everyone has 15 minutes of fame, Prudence's was more like three or four minutes, and it came in the form of a song by the Beatles.
In 1968, Prudence talked Mia into accompanying her to an ashram in India, to study meditation with the Maherishi. And surprise! Who else was there but the Beatles and entourage.
Prudence was variously termed an acid-focused fruitcake, a basketcase, or so into meditation, that she would not leave their humble accommodations, even to socialize with the Fab Four. So John Lennon wrote the tune "Dear Prudence", as an invitation for her to "come out and play".
Perhaps the reason she didn't want to come out, is the alleged incident of sexual contact between the Maherishi and Mia. This reported "oneness", which was more corporal than spiritual, is also blamed for the Beatles sudden, and ill-humored departure from the ashram.