Farrah Fawcett

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Farrah Fawcett
Farrah (1976), poster available at amazon.com | small print available at amazon.com

    One of the original Charlie's Angels (1976). She broke her contract for the last year of the series which resulted in a lawsuit. She was replaced by Cheryl Ladd.

25th June 2009

  • The actress Farrah Fawcett, perhaps the biggest icon to come out of 1970s US television, has finally died after her long battle with cancer. She passed away in Los Angeles aged 62.

    In a distinguished career both in against-type TV roles and on the stage, Farrah will of course be forever remembered for Charlie's Angels (amazon.com). Without her I would go as far as to say it would never have been anywhere as big. Never had so much been owed to a blonde mane of hair! Remarkable when you think that she only appeared in the first series and a further 6 episodes during the next two years after she was sued by the producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg and Farrah lost. This was because she was furious that she was paid only 5,500 per episode and announced she was leaving the show at the end of the first series.

    But she was so much more than just an angel of Charlie's - she was a fine actress and always watchable no matter what she was in.

    Her partner Ryan O'Neal was at her bedside when she passed away in a Los Angeles hospital. He said: "After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away."

    "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world," he said.

    Her Charlie's Angels co-star Jaclyn Smith said: "Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels."

    And Cheryl Ladd, who played Kris Munroe in the show, said: "I'm terribly sad about Farrah's passing. She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms."

  • She was 5 ft 6
  • She was from the small oil town of Corpus Christi in Texas
  • At the height of her fame in the 1970s she had a 3 million contract with cosmetic giant Faberge
  • During the same period she could command 250,000 a day for television commercials

  • The picture at the top of the page originally appeared in 1976. The poster has sold a jaw-dropping 30 million plus worldwide since then. Big poster available at amazon.com. A semi-glossy 10 by 8 print is available at amazon.com

  • Lee Majors was 8 years older than her; Ryan O'Neal 6
  • The plastic surgery has been well-documented elsewhere - usually it's been reported pretty nastily as though she was the first person in the world to even have it!
  • Post Charlie's Angels the highlight of her acting career must be her part of a rape victim in the 1980s Extremities for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. Catch the Dvd at amazon

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    May 2005

  • Farrah Fawcett was born Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett in Corpus Christi, Texas on the 2nd February 1947 to parents James Fawcett and Pauline Fawcett (her mother passed away on 4 March, 2005). She was an art student at the University of Texas before she deduced that she could make more money posing for pictures than painting them. A supermodel before that phrase had fallen into common usage, Fawcett moved from Wella Balsam shampoo ads into acting, making her first film Myra Breckenridge in 1970.

    She worked in TV bits and full supporting parts, obtaining steady employment in 1974 with a small recurring role on the cop series Harry O, but true stardom was still some two years down the road. In 1976, producer Aaron Spelling cast Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith in a pilot for an adventure series titled Charlie's Angels. The pilot graduated to a series, and the rest was TV history; during her Charlie's Angels tenure the 5ft 6+ Fawcett was the most visible of the three actresses, adorning magazine covers and pin-up posters, which set sales records. There were even Farrah Fawcett dolls before the first season of Charlie's Angels was over.

    Now in the hands of high-profile agents and advisers, Fawcett (billed Farrah Fawcett-Majors after her marriage to Lee Majors) decided she'd outgrown Angels and left the series, even though she had another year on her contract. While the studio drew up legal papers to block her move, she was replaced by Cheryl Ladd. Fawcett settled her dispute by agreeing to a set number of guest appearances on the program. Some industry cynics suggested that Fawcett would have problems sustaining her popularity. Certainly such lukewarm film projects as Sunburn (1979), Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978) and Saturn 3 (1980) would seem to bear this theory out. But Fawcett took matters into her own hands and decided to make her own opportunities--and like many other performers who strive to be taken seriously, she chose the most extreme, demanding method of proving her acting mettle. Playing a vengeful rape victim in both the play and 1986 film version of Extremities (an apt title) and making a meal of her role as a battered wife who murders her husband out of self-defense in the TV movie The Burning Bed (1984), Fawcett confounded her detractors and demonstrated she was a more-than-capable actress.

    Other TV movie appearances of varying quality cast her as everything from a child killer to a Nazi hunter to famed LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White. Never as big a name as she was in 1976, Fawcett has nonetheless affirmed her reputation as an actress of importance. Her fans were even willing to forgive her misbegotten fling at situation comedy in the 1991 series Good Sports, in which she co-starred with her longtime "significant other" Ryan O'Neal.

    But despite the hard-earned reputation she has recently been in the headlines for personal reasons. When she split from O'Neal in 1997, she took up with writer-director-producer James Orr. He was arrested for battery after attacking her for supposedly refusing his marriage proposal.

    Current magazine shoots wonder on if or what kind of plastic surgery she has had. Her career is in danger of becoming but a rumour, an echo, in the soap-style drama of her life.

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    Daily Mail Report - 11/05/09

  • Farah Fawcett has broken her silence about her cancer battle and described how she was terrified by the treatment. The former Charlie's Angel also revealed how she set up a 'sting operation' to trap a hospital worker selling details about her illness. The terminally ill 62 year old, who is no longer receiving treatment and is bedridden, deliberately withheld the news that her cancer had returned in May 2007. Within days the diagnosis had been reported in a US supermarket tabloid.

    An investigation at the UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles,California, revealed hospital clerk Lawanda Jackson had leaked the details in return for over 3,000.

    In her only interview since being diagnosed with cancer Fawcett spoke of how having her fight played out in public made it more of an ordeal.

    'It's much easier to go through something and deal with it without being under a microscope,' she said. 'It was stressful. I was terrified of getting the chemo. It's not pleasant. And the radiation is not pleasant.'

    The interview with the Los Angeles Times newspaper took place last August before her condition deteriorated. Her partner Ryan O'Neal last week revealed how Fawcett is bedridden and no longer receiving any treatment. He also said the actress has lost her trademark blonde hair and is being fed by intravenously.

    Fawcett gave permission for the LA Times to publish the interview today ahead of a two hour documentary that documents her fight against anal cancer. The documentary is being screened in the US on Friday with much of the footage shot by Rod Stewart's ex-wife Alana Hamilton.

    Speaking of her two and a half year fight against the disease, she said: "It becomes your life. People call, 'How are you?' 'How do you feel?' 'We're praying for you.' 'Do you still have your hair?' 'What do you feel like?' When every single call is that kind of call it's all you talk about. It's all consuming. Then, your quality of life is never the same."

    The actress said she was distressed by details of her condition being leaked to US supermarket tabloids. After having been told the cancer had returned in May 2007 she withheld the news from nearly all of her relatives and friends.

    "I set it up with the doctor," she said. "I said, 'OK, you know and I know.' . . . I knew that if it came out, it was coming from UCLA." Within days of her diagnosis, the news was in the National Enquirer. "I couldn't believe how fast it came out," Fawcett said. "Maybe four days."

    An investigation later revealed Lawanda Jackson had been accessing her records, and that of other celebrities including Britney Spears. Jackson, 50, died from breast cancer last week before she could stand trial. Her lawyer said she was a "good woman" who had made bad decisions after being tempted by money.

    Fawcett was also critical of the hospital for pressurising her into starting a foundation in her name. She described hospital chiefs as being "too pushy" and said they even made out a letter she could sign and fill in with an amount of money to kick start the foundation. The document read: "Ms. Farrah Fawcett has established a fund in the Division of Digestive Diseases with the expansive goal of facilitating prevention and diagnosis in gastrointestinal cancers."

    Fawcett said she was concerned about having her cancer fight played out in public. "I'm a private person," she said in the interview for the LA Times. "I'm shy about people knowing things. And I'm really shy about my medical care. " It would be good if I could just go and heal and then when I decided to go out, it would be OK.

    "It seems that there are areas that should be off-limits."

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