Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett, 1947-2009. R.I.P.

Actress Farrah Fawcett died today in Los Angeles of complications from cancer. She was 62.

Fawcett, who was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, was in the advanced stages of the disease for the past couple of months. Last month, NBC aired a documentary Farrah's Story which chronicled her battle with cancer. I could not bring myself to watch it.

I would prefer to remember as the star of Charlie's Angels when she showed women how to wear their hair.

After Charlie's Angels, she gained respect as an actress for her performances in Extremities (on Broadway and film) and TV movies The Burning Bed and Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story. Robert Duvall would handpick her to play his wife in the 1997 movie The Apostle.

Once married to actor Lee Majors, she was the long time companion of actor Ryan O'Neal with whom she had a son.

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