Sarah Silverman Pens Touching Tribute to Her Mother Following Her Death at 73
Sarah Silverman’s mom, Beth Ann O’Hara, died last Wednesday (Aug. 19, 2015) at the age of 73.
On Monday (Aug. 24, 2015), the comedienne took to Twitter to post a goodbye to the woman who raised her. The post included an image of O’Hara along with a message Silverman wrote about her. It reads:
Wednesday morning my mom died. She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra. The woman who, when I was little, gave me detailed directions to a restaurant ladies room then secretly watched as I found my way to it on my own. 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
O’Hara produced and directed 50 plays over 25 years, and was known simply as “mom” to a number of aspiring actors. Silverman had presented her mother with a lifetime achievement award at the New Hampshire Theater Awards in 2003.
Loving, nurturing, caring, colorful – she used to wear two different color socks, I’m not sure she was aware of that – supportive, honest, strong and with endless creativity and energy. 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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Silverman and her family.