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Farrah Fawcett

1947-02-02 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

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Farrah Leni Fawcett (born Ferrah Leni Fawcett; February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress, fashion model, and visual artist. A four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she played a starring role in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels (1976–1977). Fawcett began her career in the 1960s appearing in commercials and guest roles on television. During the 1970s, she appeared in numerous television series, including recurring roles on Harry O (1974–1976), and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978) with her then-husband, film and television star Lee Majors. Her iconic red swimsuit poster sold six million copies in its first year of print. Fawcett's breakthrough role was the role of private investigator Jill Munroe in Charlie's Angels, which co-starred Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith. The show propelled all three actresses to stardom. After appearing in the show's first season in 1976, Fawcett decided to leave Charlie's Angels. She later returned as a guest star in six episodes during the show's third and fourth seasons (1978–1980). For her work in Charlie's Angels, Fawcett received her first Golden Globe nomination. In 1983, Fawcett received positive reviews for her performance in the Off-Broadway play Extremities. She was subsequently cast in the 1986 film version and received a Golden Globe nomination. She received Emmy Award nominations for her role as a battered wife in The Burning Bed (1984) and for her portrayal of real-life murderer Diane Downs in Small Sacrifices (1989). Her 1980s work in TV movies earned her four additional Golden Globe nominations. Although Fawcett weathered some negative press for a rambling appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1997, she garnered strong reviews that year for her role in the film The Apostle with Robert Duvall. In the 21st century, she continued acting on television, holding recurring roles on the sitcom Spin City (2001) and the drama The Guardian (2002–2003). For the latter, she received her third Emmy nomination. Fawcett's film credits include Love Is a Funny Thing (1969), Myra Breckinridge (1970), Logan's Run (1976), Sunburn (1979), Saturn 3 (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Extremities (1986), The Apostle (1997), and Dr. T & the Women (2000). Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 and died three years later at age 62. The 2009 NBC documentary Farrah's Story chronicled her battle with the disease. She posthumously earned her fourth Emmy nomination for her work as a producer on Farrah's Story. Description above from the Wikipedia article Farrah Fawcett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


This Is Farrah Fawcett Self (archive footage) 2019-05-03
Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever Self (archive footage) 2019-07-09
Studio 54 Self (archive footage) 2018-06-15
Remote Control Magic: The Movie Self (archive footage) 2012-11-13
Farrah's Story Self 2009-05-15
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Self - Roaster 2006-08-20
The Cookout Mrs. Crowley 2004-09-03
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation Lissa Roman 2003-10-19
Jewel Jewel Hilburn 2001-02-07
Dr. T & the Women Kate 2000-09-13
Baby Lily Malone 2000-10-08
Silk Hope Frannie Vaughn 1999-10-17
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Faucet 1998-05-19
The Lovemaster Craig's Dream Date 1997-10-03
The Apostle Jessie Dewey 1997-12-19
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me Self 1997-06-11
Dalva Dalva Northridge 1996-03-03
Man of the House Sandy Archer 1995-03-03
The Substitute Wife Pearl 1994-05-23
Criminal Behavior Jessica Lee Stubbs 1992-05-11
Small Sacrifices Diane Downs 1989-11-12
See You in the Morning Jo Livingstone 1989-04-14
Margaret Bourke-White Margaret Bourke-White 1989-04-24
Extremities Marjorie 1986-08-22
Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story Beate Klarsfeld 1986-11-23
Between Two Women Val Petherton 1986-03-10
The Burning Bed Francine Hughes 1984-10-08
The Red-Light Sting Kathy Dunn 1984-03-05
James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Electric Blue 10 Self (archive footage) 1983-03-01
Murder in Texas Joan Robinson Hill 1981-05-03
The Cannonball Run Pamela 1981-06-19
Saturn 3 Alex 1980-02-15
Sunburn Ellie 1979-08-10
An Almost Perfect Affair Self (uncredited) 1979-04-27
Somebody Killed Her Husband Jenny Moore 1978-09-29
Logan's Run Holly 1976-06-23
Charlie's Angels Jill Munroe 1976-03-21
Murder on Flight 502 Karen White 1975-11-21
The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped Patti 1974-01-29
The Great American Beauty Contest Miss Texas, T.L. Dawson 1973-02-13
The Feminist and the Fuzz Kitty Murdock 1971-01-26
Inside O.U.T. Pat Boulion 1971-03-22
Myra Breckinridge Mary Ann Pringle 1970-06-24
Three's a Crowd Hitch-Hiker 1969-12-02
Un Homme Qui Me Plaît Patricia 1969-12-12