Farrah

On a 1969 edition of The Dating Game, Farrah Fawcett (incredibly beautiful, with her ditsy charm and brown hair) was introduced thus: ‘An accomplished artist and sculptress who hopes to open her own gallery…’

In 1976, on the brink of stardom in Charlie’s Angels, she posed for a poster in a red swimsuit.
It went on to be the biggest-selling poster of all time.
On the Merv Griffin Show, the same year, in a $25,000 sable coat, when asked what other career would have suited her apart from acting, she said: ‘I never thought about it much before, but now I’m in it, and I love it… I majored in art, in history (laughs), in college (laughs). I majored in art history in college. So that’s what I kind of saw myself doing. And I sculpt and I paint, but now that I’m in this, there’s no time for anything else…’

In a 1977 interview about the success of Charlie’s Angels (with TV Guide) she said: ‘When the show was number three, I thought it was our acting. When we got to be number one, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra.’

In 1980’s Saturn 3, she was billed above Kirk Douglas…

Her hairstyle became an international trend…

In 1997…
Farrah Fawcett arrives on the set of Late Show With David Letterman.
Part 1:

Part 2:

Words fail me…

Coming round afterwards, I can imagine a phonecall with the selfish, narcissistic and unfaithful Ryan O’Neal – who last had a hit 20 years ago with Barry Lyndon, and with whom she has just broken up – and her 12-year-old son Redmond (named after Barry Lyndon), who shares her strict Catholicism.

April 2009…
A meeting between a partially-unconscious Farrah, at stage 4 of anal cancer, and her son Redmond, then incarcerated for possession of heroin, in shackles and supervised by prison officers…

She died of cancer, aged 62, on 25 June 2009.
Her passing too was neglected: the same day, Michael Jackson died. He got the coverage…

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strokeofbadluck

I had a stroke on July 26th, 2013. I was a screenwriter. Don’t do that anymore. But have found another way to write.

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