Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farwell to Farrah Fawcett

Famous Farrah Fawcett Poster!

Ryan O'Neal (long time on again/off again boyfriend) and Farrah Fawcett

It is sad to note that we must finally say Farwell to Farrah Fawcett. I grew up seeing her famous poster on friends walls - no I personally never owned one - admiring a woman in a bathing suit - I preferred seeing John Travolta. I did enjoy the Charlie's Angles' TV Series - never the outfits (or lack of) or clothes - but for the "who dunit" parts and that females could be more than mothers, homemakers and wives.

The Buring Bed was amazing!

Farrah entertained MANY of us men and woman during your television years - 70's, 80's.

Thanks for the amazing memories.


Farrah Fawcett Dies of Cancer at Age 62

Farrah Fawcett, the actress who shot to worldwide fame thanks to her role in 'Charlie's Angels' and other Hollywood ventures along the way, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was 62 years old.
"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," her longtime partner Ryan O'Neal said in a statement.

The 'Charlie's Angels' star -- who was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 -- had recently been hospitalized again before succumbing to the illness.
A friend of the actress told PEOPLE, "There was a moment last week when she was supposed to be released and was going home but things changed."
Earlier in the week, O'Neal told '20/20' that he had proposed and hoped to marry her before she died.

Fawcett is survived by O'Neal and their son, Redmond.

Fawcett's career spans several decades. She got her start in the early '70s, scoring a key role in 'Myra Breckinridge' in 1970. In the following years, she tied the knot with actor Lee Majors, and in 1976 landed jobs in both 'Logan's Run' as well as 'Charlie's Angels.' Along with Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson, 'Angels' drew a whopping 23 million fans per week.

Though she lasted just one season as a regular character on 'Angels,' the success of the show made her a worldwide star. Her infamous red bathing suit pin-up poster still holds a record with 12 million copies sold.

1 comment:

lefobserver said...

I remembered her. She was superb.
I am very disappointing because of her death.