We Remember . . . Farrah Fawcett

25 06 2009

The women who was Charlie’s finest Angel and who made big hair sexy in the 1970s, Farrah Fawcett lost her battle to cancer. She was just 62.

As soon as we got the word, the first thing that sprang to our mind was that iconic poster that featured Fawcett in a one piece swimsuit that sold an unprecedented 12 million copies. If Pam Grier was the epitome of “chocolate love” then surely Fawcett was her “vanilla” counterpart.

Married to the “Six Million Dollar Man,” Lee Majors, Fawcett starred for just one season in the hit ABC show, “Charlie’s Angels.” A mix of French, English, and Choctaw Native American, Fawcett was one of the most popular stars of the 70s with women everyone emulating her famous hairstyle.

But she soon grew tired of only being known for her sexy appearance and Fawcett threw herself into a series of roles that won her some much-deserved accolades. She won critical acclaim for her 1983 role in the off-Broadway stage production of the controversial play “Extremities,” where she played a would-be rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker.

The following year, Fawcett earned the first of three Emmy Award nominations for her role as a battered wife in the fact-based TV movie, “The Burning Bed.” In 1986, she appeared in the movie version of “Extremities,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama.

After divorcing Majors, Fawcett and actor Ryan O’Neal enjoyed a long, yet rocky partnership that lasted until her death. The idea that someone we grew up idolizing and following is just another reminder that not only does time wait for no one but in the words of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, “no one here gets out alive.”



One response

26 06 2009
Jin Jan

By the watching Michael Jackson dance, as a child, a teen, or in his 40s, had always been a treat for my family and me!

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