Never Mind26 June 2009 at 5:04pmPosts: 505 (0 today)Status: offline
She was an all-american icon who transcended at least two generations (mine as a 1970s teenager, and my father's) worldwide. A beautiful woman with an underrated talent. She quietly left this world at 62, still beautiful, poised and valiant.
Farrah Fawcett, was a fresh-faced woman from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the early 1960s, she was voted the "Beautiful Woman" by her high school colleagues. In the late 1960s, she had her first break in guest-starring roles in shows such as "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965), "The Flying Nun" (1967) and "The Partridge Family" (1970). Then, in 1968, she dated actor Lee Majors, and the couple were married on July 28, 1973. Shortly after, Majors starred in his series "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974) and Farrah guest-starred in four episodes. As her career took off, she posed in her red bathing suit for a poster, and it sold a staggering 8,000,000 plus copies.
[Here's a link to that world-famous poster: http://promoweb.com.mx/imagenes_nuevas/articulos/farrah_fawcett%20poster.jpg]
After the poster was released, producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg starred her in the Crime/Drama Megahit show "Charlie's Angels" (1976). Farrah received a paycheck for $10,000 an episode, and when it started to take off, Majors wanted her home by 6:30 pm to have dinner on the table. Farrah felt dissatisfied about both her contract and her paycheck. Then, in 1977, after the first season wrapped, she abruptly left the series. Shortly there after, the departure resulted in a lawsuit with the producers of the series. Finally, she agreed to return to the series in guest spots for six episodes: three in the 1978-79 season, and the other three in the 1979-80 season. In late 1979, Fawcett and Majors had separated, and, since there was no reconciliation in sight, they were divorced in 1980. Farrah dated 'Ryan O'Neal' from 1980-1997. Then, in 1998, Farrah was severely injured by James Orr, after she had spurned his proposal of marriage. In latter days, O'Neal and Fawcett had reconciled and very recently they announced they were planning on getting married.
Her last starring role was on a documentary not long ago aired on NBC, titled "Farrah's Story" were she gave a first-person account of her struggle with colon-rectal cancer.
Fawcett is survived by her son, Redmond, fathered by Ryan O'Neal.
I can visualize the moment of her passing away as an image similar to that of the ending of the movie Love Story in which O'Neal plays the role of the man whose much beloved darling (played by actress Ali MacGraw) dies of cancer.
Farrah, you will be missed by millions, but mostly by your loved ones and of course by me.
I find it appropriate to play Elton John's Candle in the Wind as a tribute to this beatiful, loving person, followed by ColdPlay's Warning Sign.
Good-bye Jill. . .
MAK in the USA27 June 2009 at 1:47pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
A very sad loss to the world.
Thanks for jogging my memory NM with the visualization of the movie Love Story. . .so true. . .I cry just thinking about that movie!
You will be missed Farrah. . .rest in peace.