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.
Marianne Williamson , Tim Quinn - Farrah Fawcett Foundation Presents First Annual 'Tex-Mex Fiesta' Benefiting Stand Up to Cancer: Event Honors Jaclyn Smith, Lipstick Angels and Advaxis, Inc. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th September 2015
O'Neal is attempting to stay clear of drugs following his stint behind bars
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.
Ryan 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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A painting of 'Charlie's Angels' star Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol is ruled as the property of her former lover Ryan O'Neal in bitter court battle with the University of Texas.
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 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.
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.
Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett Tuesday 30th June 2009 Kate Jackson and guests arrive at the funeral services for actress Farrah Fawcett at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Los Angeles, California
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Date of birth
2nd February, 1947
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