Sarah Silverman has penned a touching tribute via Twitter to her mother, Beth Ann O’Hara, who passed away Wednesday, August 19. O’Hara was 73, reports Entertainment Tonight.
On Monday, August 24, Silverman tweeted a smiling photo of her mother when she was young, along with emotional words. Sarah paid homage to her mother by reminiscing about her mother’s personality and love of life.
Sarah Silverman wrote, “Wednesday morning my Mom died. She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra.”
Sarah continued to described her mother as a strong, vital woman who didn’t let age stop her from enjoying her life. Silverman wrote that her mother was “the woman who went back to college at 42, and skinny dipped in ponds, and told me never to protect myself from a broken heart because it was so very worth the pain to get to experience love.”
My Mom. Beth Ann O'Hara. pic.twitter.com/r557DS4Uxv— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 25, 2015
Entertainment Tonight reports that Beth Ann O’Hara, like Sarah Silverman, was in the entertainment industry. She founded the theater company New Thalian Players and produced and directed more than 50 plays during her 25-year partnership with the group. In 2003, Sarah Silverman had the honor of giving her mother a lifetime achievement award for her theater efforts at the New Hampshire Theater Awards.
At the time, Silverman also paid tribute to her mother with touching words, reports Entertainment Tonight.
As she gave her mother the award, Sarah said, “She gives us the feeling that we fill her heart with love, and I think it’s because we fill her heart with love. Mom…we feel the same. You fill our hearts, as well.”
It’s obvious Beth Ann passed her love of acting down to Sarah.
Silverman, known for her edgy and sometimes controversial comedy, recently took a more serious turn in her career. Sarah stars as Laney, a deeply layered and flawed woman, in the film I Smile Back, a “humanizing portrait that offers no easy resolution for a damaged woman struggling to come to terms with herself,” reports Stark Insider. The character played by Silverman is a “suburban housewife whose facade is slipping away in the face of manic depression, and drug and sex addiction unknown to her long-suffering husband,” reports IndieWire.com.
For her role in that film, Sarah is set to receive a special “spotlight” award from the California Film Institute at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Our condolences to Sarah Silverman on the death of her mother.
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