Farrah Fawcett was on the tv scene long before she played Jill Munroe on Charlie’s Angels but that’s the role people associate with her name. She began the role in 1976 but left the show in 1977 after only one season. Her famous golden hairstyle started an international trend and many young women wore their hair in the “Farrah Hair” style. Her co-stars in Charlies Angels were the beautiful brunette Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson. Farrah was replaced by Cheryl Ladd who starred as Farrah’s younger sister Kris Munroe. The famous “red bathing suit” poster earned Farrah far more money than her portrayal of Jill in Charlie’s Angels. There has been much speculation as to why she left Charlie’s Angels, one of the more popular reasons being that Farrah aimed to broaden her acting abilities in films. She was successful in a number of TV films, including playing the lead role of sociopath Diane Downs in the non-fiction movie Small Sacrifices, a movie based closely on Downs’ shooting of her three children in order to win back her married ex-boyfriend. She also appeared in The Burning Bed, another non-fiction film about an abused housewife and Extremities, a disturbing fictional work about a woman who prevents her own rape. Farrah starred in many made-for-tv movies during the mid-late 1980s. Her work received strong praise from critics and several Golden Globe, People’s Choice and Emmy Awards. Farrah starred in
To see Farrah starring as Diane Downs in Small Sacrifices click here.
To see Farrah in The Burning Bed click here.
Farrah posed topless for Playboy in 1995 and at 50, fully nude in a July 1997 publication. Both Playboy editions became top sellers. In 2000 she appeared in a bizarre role in Dr T & The Women as Dr T’s deranged wife. Farrah also made appearances in successful 2000s tv series including Ally McBeal, Spin City and The Guardian. She received another Emmy for her role in The Guardian. But Farrah was unable to capture a recurring part in any of the series, nor was she able to star in her own. TV movies were now a thing of the past, too. Well she certainly had her day in the sun. Farrah was married to Lee Majors (who) from 1973 to 1982. She was romantically involved with Ryan O’Neal (her co-star in Small Sacrifices) from 1979 to 1997. They had a son, Redmond, who developed a drug habit and was arrested in 2009 for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of narcotics.
That’s where it gets tawdry.
In June 1997 Farrah appeared on the Dave Letterman Show hopped up on some drug or another. She told Howard Stern in a 1997 interview that her behaviour was merely her way of joking around and to promote her Playboy pictorial. Um, yeah okay. To see her drugged out performance on Dave Letterman looking haggard and bony: Farrah Fawcett Interview 1997 click here.
To see Farrah Fawcett on Larry King Live 1994: click here.
To see Farrah’s Love – Pt 5/5 – Jaclyn Smith interview with Barbara Walters click here.Death
In 2006 Farrah was diagnosed with anal cancer and she aggressively pursued non-traditional holistic treatment. In April 2009 her son, Redmond, was permitted a pass from prison to visit Farrah, albeit shackled and under police supervision. On June 25, 2009 Farrah died in the intensive care unit at St John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, California, with Ryan O’Neal and Redmond at her side.
To see Redmond O’Neal Pursued by Reporters About His Arrest click here.
To see Leroy Gold on Redmond O’Neal’s Latest Arrest click here.
To see Redmond O’Neal Jailed on Probation Violation in LA click here.
To see Griffin O’Near Rips Dad Ryan on Larry King Live click here.
To view Farrah’s Facebook Page click here.