Farrah Fawcett

By | Dec 23, 2009

On June 25, 2009 Farrah Fawcett lost her long battle with cancer. If it wasn’t for the death of Michael Jackson, a few hours later, her death would have been the big news for the day. But timing has caused her death in 2009 to be hardly remembered.

Ferrah Leni Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Tex., on Feb. 2, 1947. Her father, James, worked in the oil pipeline industry; her mother, Pauline, was a homemaker. After dropping out of college she moved to Hollywood to become an actress. During the early 70s she appeared in many commercials and small roles in television.

Even though she had many roles appearing in television and movies, her best known role is that of Jill Monroe, one of Charlie’s Angels. She appeared on the show only for one year, its debut year.

She was cast in part because of the success of her famous Red Bathing suit poster. The poster was a big seller and seemed to be put on every single (and probably quite a few married) male’s wall. The poster sold more than twice as many copies as posters of Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable combined.

She married the Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, in 1973. She had guest starred on the show a number of time. After their marriage she was billed as Farrah Fawcett-Major. She dropped the Majors from her name in 1979 and the couple divorced in 1982.

She had a long relationship with Ryan O’Neill, although there was a break between 1997 and 2001. The couple had a son, Redmond James O’Neal, born in January 1985. At the time of her death they were engaged to be married.


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