Farrah Fawcett

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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.

Farrah Fawcett: 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.

Farrah Fawcett: 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.

Farrah Fawcett: 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.

Farrah Fawcett died of cancer in June 2009.

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sher

Farrah, I will pray for you to have a quick recovery every night and hope that you will bless us by continuing to act because you are a brilliant actress and I miss seeing you on TV. God Bless you and your family.

7 years 11 months ago
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Painting of Farrah:I'm not allowed to post the link but go to wordpress and search for Charlie's Angel.

3 years 11 months ago
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gmireya

I would like to suggest to Farrah Fawcett to go for raja yoga meditation. See www.bkwsu.orgI have met people who have overcame cancer by doing that practise. There is a book called: mission of love by Dr. Roger Cole that is on that subject as well. This film will give her an idea as well: Discover the spirit within which is in googleI myself stopped R.A. by doing raja yoga meditation.If you want to find out more you can ask me any questions to the e-mail above.Yours sincerely,Mireya

5 years 4 months ago
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kayclark

farrah,and ryan ....YOU BOTH AR SO LOVED..I WANT TO THANK YOU BOTH FOR BING SUCH BEAUTIFUL ROLE MODELS FOR PARENTS AND FANS..YOU ARE BOTH AMAZING PEOPLE..STAYING TOGATHER IS GODS PLAN..WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE FOUGHT HARD..GOD WILL SEND ANGELS..AND YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN OUT OF PAIN..WE WIL REMEMBER YOU FOR EVER..KAY

5 years 4 months ago
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Dear Farrah and Loved Ones, Been following your brave journey through your illness, I commend your approach in sharing your story. Video coverage to let the world be educated on the disease, the care you could not receive in the U.S. and have to routinely go to Germany to receive. My prayers are with you and your family daily..You are so blessed to have Ryan by your side, he positively beams with love for you..so does your son... Please stay positive., knowing many of us in the world are behind you 100% and waiting for another miracle of total REMISSION... A Loving Mother, from Rittman, Ohio

5 years 4 months ago
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Please have someone close to Farrah contact me.I keep posting this on different sites but no one seems to care. I would like to try to help her get well.I may know of a natural product that could possibly save her life as it has others and it has made myself healthy.What does the actress have to lose?

5 years 4 months ago
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oran65

please contact me i have same cancer and doctor who i used now help me hi do not traditional chemo

5 years 4 months ago
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DEAREST FARRAH, I MET YOU IN 1980 AT THE L.A. AIRPORT AND YOU WERE SO VERY KIND TO ME. I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY THAT THERE WILL BE A MIRACLE AND YOU WILL GET BETTER NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS KIND OF PAIN. GOD BLESS YOU FARRAH YOU ARE SUCH A STRONG AND WONDERFUL LADY.LOVE YOU ALWAYS, JAN PENDERGRAFT

5 years 4 months ago
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Raphaël Zachari...

FARRAH FAWCETT : DE LA BEAUTE A LA POURRITURE ?Pathétique, poignant, cruel comme un miroir renvoyant l'image de notre propre condition : Farrah Fawcett, ex-beauté incarnée, est en train de s'éteindre quasi en direct sous les caméras de télévision américaines. Cependant elle croit encore à un miracle, priant avec ferveur pour que la vie triomphe de son cancer alors qu'elle est en phase terminale.Sur son visage, le masque de la maladie, de la vieillesse, de la hideur : notre masque potentiel.Le plus effrayant : savoir qu'un humain peut passer de la gloire la plus complète à la misère la plus totale. Tout n'étant qu'une question de temps. Ce qui arrive aux êtres "immortels" peut nous arriver à nous aussi, simples mortels que nous sommes...A travers son agonie nous assistons à notre propre fin.Madame Fawcett ou l'histoire de la beauté qui devient décrépitude. Quand un destin de gloire finit dans la déchéance. Lorsque les sommets insolents de la jeunesse éclatante se concluent par le plus noir abîme... La maladie.Avant la mort.Mais éloignons-nous de ces vanités hollywodiennes, ne nous arrêtons pas à la souffrance, à la tristesse, allons à l'essentiel : au lieu de la pourriture promise par la Camarde, derrière ces apparences immondes du cancer, moi je vois l'éternité. La mort prochaine de Farrah Fawcett : fin d'une étoile ? Oui. Ou pour être plus exact, la lumière retournant à la lumière.Raphaël Zacharie de IZARRA

5 years 4 months ago
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Hello Farrah.I'm so glad I can write to you because I used another actor with cancer to try and reach you. Thank God.You will be getting some very important information from me this week. The letter is from me in Southeast,Washington,DC. It will be your "Holy Grail"if you have faith in the writer(me).It isn't a Jesus,get well letter,but some theories about all diseases,which is cancer and is no big deal unless you and the doctor makes it. Looking forward to meeting you before the year is out.My book is due out this year as I have indicated in the letter. You're going to be fine.Peace out Southeast,DC.

5 years 3 months ago
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