Goodbye to One of Charlie’s Angels

25 Jun

Photo: courtesy of ambientfusion

1947-2009

Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California after fighting a bitter battle with cancer.

For many young women, Fawcett represented a new spirit of beauty and independence in her breakout role as Jill Monroe on Charlie’s Angels. As the leading beauty icon of the 1970s, Fawcett’s poster sold millions and her feathered hairstyle became an international trend. 

Even though Charlie’s Angels was a huge hit, Fawcett craved serious recognition as an actress and sought more dramatic roles. She finally got her wish when she earned her first Emmy nomination in the Burning Bed as a battered wife. The Burning Bed was the first TV movie to provide a nationwide 800 number that offered help for victims of domestic abuse.

Although her last years were rocky, Fawcett showed extreme bravery in her last appearance on television in her documentary, Farrah’s Story, watched by nearly 9 million viewers. Her co-star, Kate Jackson, told Us magazine: “Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her. When I think of Farrah I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile.”

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Update: One year after her death, the family and friends of Farrah Fawcett paid her tribute by opening the new headquarters of her charity, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. The mission of the organization is to provide funding for alternative methods of cancer research with an emphasis on anal and pediatric cancer.

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One Response to “Goodbye to One of Charlie’s Angels”

  1. EM 26/06/2009 at 6:48 am #

    That is a beautiful comment to a very beautiful person.

    Like

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