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Farrah Fawcett (born 2.2.1947, died 25.6.2009)

Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who rose to fame in the 1970s and was best known for her role as Jill Munroe in Charlie's Angels.

Childhood: Farrah Fawcett was born to Pauline Fawcett, a housewife and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor, in Texas. She was raised as a Roman Catholic. She was educated at the local parish school in Corpus Christi, Texas. Fawcett later studied at the University of Texas, Austin.

Her big break came when a Hollywood agent saw her picture in the university's Cashbox magazine, in a feature entitled 'Ten Most Beautiful Coeds'. She left the university in 1968 to try her luck in Hollywood.

Career: Farrah Fawcett's career began in the late 1960s when she appeared in a number of television commercials, for products including Ultra Brite toothpaste, Wella Balsam shampoo and Moxzema shaving cream.

In 1968, Fawcett landed a guest appearance spot on I Dream of Jeannie. This was followed with another guest slot, on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. In 1974, she starred opposite Lee Majors in The Six Million Dollar Man.

In 1976, Farrah Fawcett starred in a poster campaign. One particular shot, of Fawcett in a red bathing suit, is credited as the shot that made her famous and the poster sold millions of copies.

Later that year, shooting began for Charlie's Angels. The movie starred Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson. At the time, Fawcett was billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors. The movie was so popular that a series was commissioned, which debuted in 1976.

Fawcett only starred in Charlie's Angels for one season. She was then replaced by Cheryl Ladd, who played her character's younger sister, Kris Munroe. However, Farrah Fawcett was legally obliged to return to series three and four as part of a legal settlement over her early departure from the show.

A television show named Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels was made in 2004. The dramatisation of the behind-the-scenes events of the show saw Tricia Helfer playing the role of Farrah Fawcett. Ben Browder played Fawcett's one-time husband, Lee Majors.

In 1983, Farrah Fawcett starred in the Broadway production of Extremities, by William Mastrosimone. She replaced Susan Sarandon in the role and earned herself a great deal of acclaim. During one performance, a stalker interrupted the play to ask Fawcett if she had received the letters that he had sent to her.

Farrah Fawcett won an Emmy award nomination for her role in The Burning Bed, a TV movie released in 1984. Two years later, she featured in a film version of Extremities and was nominated for a Golden Globe award. She received more Golden Globe nominations when she played the role of Beate Klarsfeld in Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story and then took on the role of Barbara Hutton in Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story.

Her next Emmy and Golden Globe nominations came when she played the role of the convicted murderer Diane Downs in Small Sacrifices.

In 1995, Farrah Fawcett posed nude for Playboy. The photoshoot caused quite a stir, as Fawcett had resisted appearing nude throughout her fame in the 1970s and 1980s.

Robert Duvall chose Farrah Fawcett to play his wife in The Apostle. Farrah won an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in the film.

Fawcett worked with Robert Altman in 2000 on the film Dr. T and the Women. She starred in the film opposite Richard Gere. That same year, her collaboration with the sculptor Keith Edmier was shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition was then moved to the Andy Warhol Museum.

In 2003, Fawcett appeared in the Broadway production of Bobbi Boland. However, the show's producer pulled the plug after a week of previews - a decision that had reportedly infuriated Fawcett.

Fawcett also made a number of appearances in shows such as Ally McBeal, Spin City and The Guardian.

Personal Life: Between 1973 and 1982, Farrah Fawcett was married to Lee Majors.

Fawcett was also in a long-term relationship with Ryan O'Neal. They have a son together, Redmond James O'Neal. In 2009, Redmond was arrested for the possession of narcotics.

Death: Farrah Fawcett died of cancer in June 2009.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Redmond O'Neal Reveals Disconnection From His Mum Before She Died


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When Farrah Fawcett passed away after a long and ultimately unsuccessful battle with cancer, her son Redmond O’Neal was serving time for drug charges.

Farrah Fawcett funeralRyan O'Neal attends the funeral service for Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Following his release in 2012, he’s finally spoken out about the death of his mother. "One minute she was alive and well, everything was good, and then bam! My dad was telling me she died... I was in jail at the time. I didn't even get to say 'bye to her,” explained O’Neal to U.S entertainment news show, Extra.

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Warhol's Farrah Fawcett Painting Court Battle Won By Lover Ryan O'Neal


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The long-term lover of Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, has triumphed over the University of Texas in an emotional court conflict to maintain ownership of a painting of her by Andy Warhol.

The 'Charlie's Angels' star passed away at the age of 62 in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer, leaving her own art collection to her old university. However, when her partner of 30 years was found to have kept one of two portraits by famous pop artist Warhol after it was spotted in a reality TV show, the institution took action in a move O'Neal branded as 'simple greed'.

His defence stated that Warhol, who the couple had known for more than 10 years before the paintings were produced, had created one piece for both Fawcett and O'Neal meaning that one of them was not Fawcett's to give away. The pair, although had been in a relationship for a long time, were never married and lived in separate houses though had a son in 1985 named Redmond, who O'Neal plans to bequeath the portrait to.

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Jennifer Aniston Quashes Rumours Of Engagement Trouble With Justin Theroux


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Jennifer Aniston is happy to discuss the rumours surrounding her married to Justin Theroux. Appearing at a We're the Millers promotional event, she spoke to the press in order to clear any misunderstanding regarding her engagement.

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at 85th Annual Oscars, Hollywood. 

The couple have been dating since May 2011. Theroux asked the Friends star to marry him on her birthday in August last year. There have been numerous rumours surrounding the state of the couple's relationship including, according to USA Today, that Theroux had called off the engagement earlier this year. 

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Cheryl Tiegs and Farrah Fawcett Tuesday 30th June 2009 attends the funeral service for actress Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Los Angeles, California

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Guests and Farrah Fawcett - Guests and pallbearers Los Angeles, California - attends the funeral service for actress Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Tuesday 30th June 2009

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Funeral procession and Farrah Fawcett Tuesday 30th June 2009 Funeral service for actress Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Los Angeles, California

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Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett Tuesday 30th June 2009 attends the funeral service for actress Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Los Angeles, California

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Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett

Baby (2000) Review


Weak
When a troubled young mother leaves her baby on the steps of Good Parents John and Lily Malone (Keith Carradine and Farrah Fawcett), do you think they'll take the child into their home? If you don't know the answer to that one you haven't been watching many Movies of the Week, and TNT's Baby is no exception to the baby-in-a-basket formula. So try to keep up.

Set on a bleak and remote island somewhere in the northeast, Baby's setting serves as an apt stand-in for its characters and its theme. Lily Malone is haunted by the recent death of her infant son and shuns the world around her. The 12-year old Larkin (Alison Pill) sees the basket baby as a shoddy replacement for her dead brother, hiding the letters the absent mother sends, letting the family know she's still alive and coming back. Grandma Byrd (Jean Stapleton) is old and dying. The power goes out a lot. And John does a fair bit of tap dancing. In other words, it's all very depressing.

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The Cookout Review


Grim
About five minutes into The Cookout, a pair of reporters quizzes first-round NBA pick Todd Anderson (Quran Pender) on how it was like to come up from the ghetto. Anderson tells the reporters that he's lived in the same suburban house all of his life, and that his family has raised him well -- that his life hasn't been all hard knocks and thug life. At that moment I discovered two things about The Cookout. Number one: It was going to make some important social statements in a low key way. Number two: It wasn't going to be a funny movie.

The Cookout is a comedy-drama about a ton of interesting social dynamics: About the potential backlash of instant fame and fortune (and the resulting intra-urban pressure not to succeed), about the endless small stereotypes that white people make about black people (and the endless small stereotypes that black people make about white people), and about the need for people, black or white, to be true to themselves.

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Myra Breckinridge Review


Terrible
The appropriate response to Myra Breckinridge is wide-eyed bafflement; anybody with anything resembling taste will recognize it as an awful movie within ten minutes. Released in 1970 and under practically Soviet-style repression until now, it is clumsily edited, horribly acted, and practically plotless. It is lascivious without being provocative, and it did damage to the public images of both Mae West and John Huston. No movie has worked harder to try one ironic gag after another and fail every single time; it is idiocy disguised as camp. Yet there's something transcendently misbegotten about Myra Breckinridge that makes it worth studying; the differences between the excellent book and a horrible movie has a few interesting things to say about Hollywood as it stumbled from the '60s into the '70s.

The film is based on Gore Vidal's bestselling 1968 novel, which gave us Myra as a magnificently over-the-top symbol of changing sexual mores, greed, revenge, Hollywood, and how they all intersect. In the hands of director Michael Sarne, the story became a messy sex farce; Vidal stepped away from the project, and for good reason. In the book, Myra romanticizes the great movies of the 1930s, arguing, in fact, that it was the best decade ever for movies. This inspires Sarne to raid the 20th Century Fox vault and cram in seemingly dozens of clips from Laurel & Hardy and Shirley Temple films, sometimes ironically, but mostly sitting there like a bad joke told at a dinner party. (It may be that Myra's sole usefulness is that it inspired a similar idea in the HBO TV series Dream On, actually done well.)

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The Lovemaster Review


Good
Comedian Craig Shoemaker says pretty early on in his new film The Lovemaster, "My life is my act!"

He's not joking, and if you've ever heard any of Shoemaker's stand-up material, you know what you're in for with his feature film, where Shoemaker blends his multiple stage personalities with stories about growing up, the mysteries of women, and 1970s television, the result being a campy goulash of howlingly-funny comedy.

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Dr. T And The Women Review


Weak
What has Mr. T been doing for all these years since The A-Team? Well, he's been hard at work in medical school, obviously, and now he's Dallas's most sought-after OB/GYN!

We were admonished by a studio rep at the beginning of Dr. T and the Women not to spoil the plot twists in our review. Well, I'm going to spoil one right now by telling you this: Mr. T does not appear in this movie!

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Baby Review


Weak
When a troubled young mother leaves her baby on the steps of Good Parents John and Lily Malone (Keith Carradine and Farrah Fawcett), do you think they'll take the child into their home? If you don't know the answer to that one you haven't been watching many Movies of the Week, and TNT's Baby is no exception to the baby-in-a-basket formula. So try to keep up.

Set on a bleak and remote island somewhere in the northeast, Baby's setting serves as an apt stand-in for its characters and its theme. Lily Malone is haunted by the recent death of her infant son and shuns the world around her. The 12-year old Larkin (Alison Pill) sees the basket baby as a shoddy replacement for her dead brother, hiding the letters the absent mother sends, letting the family know she's still alive and coming back. Grandma Byrd (Jean Stapleton) is old and dying. The power goes out a lot. And John does a fair bit of tap dancing. In other words, it's all very depressing.

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The Cannonball Run Review


Weak
One weekday morning in 1982, several boys in my fourth grade class, including yours truly, suddenly fell ill and needed to go home from school. Teachers feared an epidemic, and they were right. We had The Cannonball Run fever, and the only cure was not missing its debut on pay cable.

The next day in recess, freshly recovered from our afflictions, we traded reviews, and they were unanimous raves. We all thought the movie was hilarious and kick-ass, and for tween-to-teen boys, it really hit on all cylinders - fast cars racing, dick jokes, fast cars jumping, PG-level sex, fast cars exploding, xenophobic humor, and a big fistfight. This movie had it all.

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