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Friday, June 26, 2009

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Every straight male who grew up in the 80's remembers FARRAH FAWCETT in her hayday. Th beautiful blonde was known for her roles in Charlies Angels, Six Million Dollar Man, Cannonball run and far too many to mention in one sentence.

Hardcore fans may even remember FARRAH FAWCETT as Farrah Fawcett Majors, which was a result of her 9 year marriage with the 6 Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors.






During her acting career, FARRAH FAWCETT became known as much more than a sex symbol. Moving from eye candy actress roles, to her Emmy winning role as Mary Gressler in The Guardian FARRAH FAWCETT will remain in our minds for a long time to come. In her final days, the beautiful FARRAH FAWCETT died as a result of Breast Cancer, let us now remember FARRAH FAWCETT in her better days, those which honour the beautiful body and smile she has. Farrah, you are truly one of a kind.










In the late 1960s and early 1970s, FARRAH FAWCETT appeared in TV commercials for consumer products, including Noxema shaving cream, Ultra Brite toothpaste, Wella Balsam shampoo, and the 1975 Mercury Cougar. Later in 1978, after achieving TV stardom, FARRAH FAWCETT appeared in a series of commercials for her own brand of shampoo, marketed by Fabergé.






FARRAH FAWCETT's first TV series appearance was a guest spot on I Dream of Jeannie in the 1968–1969 season, followed by guest appearances in Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. FARRAH FAWCETT later appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man with Lee Majors, which first aired in 1974, The Dating Game, and several episodes of Harry O alongside David Janssen. In 1976, Pro Arts Inc., pitched the idea of a poster of FARRAH FAWCETT to her agent, and a photo shoot was arranged. The resulting poster, of FARRAH FAWCETT in a one-piece red bathing suit, was a best-seller; sales estimates ranged from over 5 million to 8 million to as high as 12 million copies.






On March 21, 1976, the first appearance of FARRAH FAWCETT playing the character Jill Munroe in Charlie's Angels was aired as a movie of the week. The movie starred Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and FARRAH FAWCETT (then billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) as private investigators for Townsend Associates, a detective agency run by a reclusive multi-millionaire whom the women had never met. Voiced by John Forsythe, the Charles Townsend character presented cases and dispensed advice via a speakerphone to his core team of three female employees, whom he referred to as "Angels." They were aided in the office and occasionally in the field by two male associates, played by character actors David Doyle and David Ogden Stiers. The program earned a huge Nielsen rating, causing the network to air it a second time and approve production for a series, with the pilot's principal cast except David Ogden Stiers.



The series formally debuted on September 22, 1976. FARRAH FAWCETT emerged as a fan favorite in the show, and the actress won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Performer in a New TV Program. In a 1977 interview with TV Guide, FARRAH FAWCETT said: "When the show was number three, I thought it was our acting. When we got to be number one, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra".



FARRAH FAWCETT's appearance in the TV show boosted sales of her poster, and FARRAH FAWCETT earned far more in royalties from poster sales than from her salary for appearing in Charlie's Angels. FARRAH FAWCETT hairstyle went on to become an international trend, with women sporting a "Farrah Do" or "Farrah Hair" and the hairstyle was even spoofed in various media, including Redd Foxx's variety show on ABC and Dynamite magazine.

FARRAH FAWCETT left the show after only one season and Cheryl Ladd replaced her on the show, portraying Jill's younger sister Kris Munroe.





The show was a major success throughout the world, maintaining its appeal in syndication, spawning a cottage industry of peripheral products, particularly in the show's first three seasons, including several series of bubble gum cards, two sets of fashion dolls, numerous posters, puzzles, and school supplies, novelizations of episodes, toy vans, and a board game, all featuring FARRAH FAWCETT's likeness. The "Angels" also appeared on the covers of magazines around the world, from countless fan magazines to TV Guide (four times) to Time Magazine.




The series ultimately ran for five seasons. As part of a settlement to a lawsuit over her early departure, FARRAH FAWCETT returned for six guest appearances over seasons three and four of the series.

In 2004, the TV movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels dramatized the events from the show with supermodel and actress Tricia Helfer portraying FARRAH FAWCETT and Ben Browder portraying Lee Majors, FARRAH FAWCETT's then-husband.




Following a series of commercial and critical flops, FARRAH FAWCETT won critical acclaim for her 1983 role in the off-Broadway stage production of the controversial play Extremities, written by William Mastrosimone. Replacing Susan Sarandon in the role, FARRAH FAWCETT was a would-be rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker. FARRAH FAWCETT described the role as "the most grueling, the most intense, the most physically demanding and emotionally exhausting" of her career. During one performance, a stalker in the audience disrupted the show by asking FARRAH FAWCETT if she had received the photos and letters he had mailed her. Police removed the man and were only able to issue a summons for disorderly conduct.

The following year, FARRAH FAWCETT's role as a battered wife in the fact-based TV movie The Burning Bed earned her her first of three Emmy Award nominations. The project is noted as being the first TV movie to provide a nationwide 800 number that offered help for others in the situation, in this case victims of domestic abuse. It was also the highest-rated TV movie of the season.










In 1986 FARRAH FAWCETT appeared in the movie version of Extremities, which was also well-received by critics, and for which FARRAH FAWCETT received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama.

FARRAH FAWCETT appeared in Jon Avnet's Between Two Women with Colleen Dewhurst, and took several more dramatic roles as infamous or renowned women. FARRAH FAWCETT was nominated for Golden Globe awards for roles as Beate Klarsfeld in Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story and troubled Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton in Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, and won a CableACE Award for her 1989 portrayal of groundbreaking Life Magazine photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. FARRAH FAWCETT's 1989 portrayal of convicted murderer Diane Downs in the miniseries Small Sacrifices earned her a second Emmy nomination and her sixth Golden Globe Award nomination. The miniseries won a Peabody Award for excellence in television, with Fawcett's performance singled out by the organization, which stated "Ms. Fawcett brings a sense of realism rarely seen in television miniseries (to) a drama of unusual power".





FARRAH FAWCETT, who had steadfastly resisted appearing nude in films or magazines throughout the 1970s and 1980s, caused a major stir by posing nude in the December 1995 issue of Playboy magazine, which became the best-selling issue of the 1990s, with over four million copies sold worldwide. At the age of 50, FARRAH FAWCETT returned to the pages of Playboy with a pictorial for the July 1997 issue, which also became a top seller. That same year, FARRAH FAWCETT was chosen by Robert Duvall to play his wife in an independent feature film he was producing, The Apostle. FARRAH FAWCETT received an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Actress for the film.



In 2000, FARRAH FAWCETT worked with director Robert Altman and an all-star cast in the feature film Dr. T and the Women, playing opposite Richard Gere. Also that year, FARRAH FAWCETT's collaboration with sculptor Keith Edmier was exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, later traveling to the Andy Warhol Museum. The sculpture was also presented in a series of photographs and a book by Rizzoli.




In November 2003, FARRAH FAWCETT was appearing on Broadway in previews of Bobbi Boland, the tragicomic tale of a former Miss Florida. However, the show never officially opened, closing after a week of previews. FARRAH FAWCETT was described as "vibrating with frustration" at the producer's decision to stop the process before it had a chance to succeed or fail. Only days earlier the same producer closed an off-Broadway show she had been backing.




FARRAH FAWCETT continued to work in television during the period, with well-regarded appearances on popular television series including Ally McBeal and four episodes each of Spin City and The Guardian, her work on the latter show earning her a third Emmy nomination in 2004.






FARRAH FAWCETT was married to Lee Majors, star of TV's The Six Million Dollar Man, from 1973–1982, though the couple separated in 1979. During her marriage, she was known and credited in her roles as Farrah Fawcett-Majors.

From 1982 until her death, FARRAH FAWCETT was involved romantically with actor Ryan O'Neal. The relationship produced a son, Redmond O'Neal, born in 1985. Redmond has struggled with addiction. In April 2009, on probation for driving under the influence, he was arrested for possession of narcotics while FARRAH FAWCETT was in the hospital. On June 22, 2009, The Los Angeles Times and Reuters reported that Ryan O'Neal had said that FARRAH FAWCETT had agreed to marry him as soon as she felt strong enough.





On June 5, 1997, FARRAH FAWCETT received some negative commentary after giving a rambling and distracted interview on Late Show with David Letterman. Months later, FARRAH FAWCETT told the host of The Howard Stern Show that her behavior was in fact just her way of joking around with the television host, explaining that what appeared to be random looks across the theater was just her looking and reacting to fans in the audience. Though the Letterman appearance spawned speculation and several jokes at her expense, after Joaquin Phoenix's mumbling act on a February 2009 appearance on The Late Show, Letterman wrapped up the interview by saying, "Joaquin, I’m sorry you couldn’t be here tonight" and recalled FARRAH FAWCETT's earlier appearance by noting "we owe an apology to FARRAH FAWCETT."




FARRAH FAWCETT's elder sister, Diane Fawcett Walls, died from lung cancer just before her 63rd birthday, on October 16, 2001. The fifth episode of her 2005 Chasing Farrah series followed the actress home to Texas to visit with her father, James, and mother, Pauline. Pauline Fawcett died soon after, on March 4, 2005, at the age of 91
















FARRAH FAWCETT died at 9:28 a.m. PDT on June 25, 2009, in the intensive care unit of Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, with O'Neal and Stewart by her side.

The night of her death, an hour-long special episode of 20/20 featured clips from several of Barbara Walters' past interviews with FARRAH FAWCETT as well as new interviews with Ryan O'Neal, Jaclyn Smith, Alana Stewart, and Dr. Lawrence Piro.

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