Farrah Fawcett

Actress, Model
One of the most iconic entertainment figures of the 1970s, Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who burst onto the pop culture scene as the bathing suit-clad subject of a best-selling poster. Her image - impossibly ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Farrah's Story 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

So noTORIous 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Farrah 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Crowley (Actor)

The Guardian 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jewel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Spin City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2001 ESPY Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ally McBeal 1976 - 1981, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

Kate Travis (Actor)

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 97 Fashion Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Apostle 1997 (Movie)

Jessie Dewey (Actor)

The Lovemaster 1997 (Movie)

Craig's Dream Date (Actor)

Children of the Dust 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the House 1995 (Movie)

Sandra Archer (Actor)

Prisoners of Wedlock 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Good Sports 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Margaret Bourke-White 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

See You in the Morning 1989 (Movie)

Jo Livingston (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Sea World's All-Star, Lone Star Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstars and Their Moms 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Extremities 1986 (Movie)

Marjorie (Actor)

The Burning Bed 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cannonball Run 1981 (Movie)

Pamela (Actor)

Saturn 3 1980 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Somebody Killed Her Husband 1978 (Movie)

Jenny Moore (Actor)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

Ellie Morgan (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry O 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Logan's Run 1975 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

The Wayne Newton Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside O.U.T. 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is a Funny Thing 1970 (Movie)

Patricia (Actor)

Myra Breckinridge 1970 (Movie)

Mary Ann (Actor)

Three's a Crowd 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Between Two Women (TV Show)

Actor

Children of the Dust (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Criminal Behavior (TV Show)

Actor

Dalva (TV Show)

Actor

Jewel (Movie)

Jewel Hilburn (Actor)

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Actor

Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

Actor

Silk Hope (TV Show)

Actor

Small Sacrifices (TV Show)

Actor

The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Show)

Actor

The Red-Light Sting (TV Show)

Actor

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Substitute Wife (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most iconic entertainment figures of the 1970s, Farrah Fawcett was an American actress who burst onto the pop culture scene as the bathing suit-clad subject of a best-selling poster. Her image - impossibly fresh-faced, toothsome and glowing with confidence and casual sex appeal - boosted her fledgling acting career and was almost as critical to her superstardom as her bouncy turn as one of a trio of "three little girls who went to the police academy " in Aaron Spelling's camp action series "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981). At the peak of her fame and after only one season, she shockingly departed the series in 1977 with the intention of making a name in feature films, but the results were dismal at best and she was virtually written off as a 1970s relic, much like the pet rock. Determined to prove the naysayers wrong - that she was more than pearly whites and feathered hair - in the early 1980s, she began surprising fans and critics alike with a string of intense and unglamorous roles in plays, independent features and television movies like "The Burning Bed" (1984), "Extremities" (1985), and "Small Sacrifices" (1989). But Fawcett found it difficult to maintain the same level of quality in later projects, and a series of public appearances in which she appeared confused and/or heavily medicated did much to undo the goodwill generated by these mid-career efforts. In 2006 and 2007, Fawcett generated international headlines again with the revelation that she was undergoing treatment for anal cancer - the third of the three original Angels to confront this disease. Her long battle, poignantly documented in the public's last glimpse of the icon, "Farrah's Story" (NBC, 2009), came to an end on June 25, 2009 when Fawcett, 62, died in Los Angeles with family and friends by her bedside.

Relationships

Pauline Alice Fawcett

Mother

Martin Barba

Companion
Dated briefly in 1998 no longer together

Marc Berg

Companion
Dated briefly in 2000 no longer together

James Fawcett

Father

Greg Lott

Companion
College sweethearts in the 1960s briefly resumed relationship in 1998 no longer together

Lee Majors Actor

Husband
Married in 1973 divorced on February 16, 1982 star of the ABC series, "The Six Million Dollar Man"

Ryan O'Neal Actor

Companion
Together on and off from 1979 until Fawcett's death from cancer in June 2009 O'Neal was at her side throughout her battle with cancer and revealed that he and Fawcett planned to marry, shortly before her death Father of Fawcett's son Redmond

Redmond O'Neal

Son
Born January 30, 1985 father, Ryan O'Neal has struggled with addictions and has been arrested numerous times

James Orr

Companion
Directed Fawcett in "Man of the House" (1995) separated in 1998 after he was arrested for alleged domestic abuse

Rick Thurman

Companion
Dated briefly in 2001 no longer together

Diane Walls

Sister
Born in 1939 died from lung cancer c. 2005

EDUCATION

W. B. Ray High School

Corpus Christi , Texas 1965

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas
Originally enrolled as a microbiology major; began modeling career and dropped out in junior year

Milestones

2009

Documented her on-going battle with cancer in the television documentary "Farrah's Story" (NBC); earned a posthumous Emmy nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Special

2005

Appeared as herself in the reality series, "Chasing Farrah" (TV Land)

2004

Cast in the comedy "The Cookout"; scripted by and co-starring Queen Latifah

2002

Had a recurring role on the CBS series, "The Guardian"; earned an Emmy nomination for her Guest-Starring role

2001

Played the recurring role of Judge Simmons in the ABC sitcom, "Spin City"

2001

Had leading role as the mother of a Downs Syndrome child in "Jewel" (CBS)

2000

Cast as Richard Gere's disturbed wife in "Dr. T & the Women"

2000

Starred opposite Sam Shepard as a middle-aged married couple in the TNT movie, "Baby"

1997

Received critical praise for her role as Robert Duvall's straying spouse in "The Apostle"

1997

Posed for a second time in Playboy magazine at age 50

1997

Appeared in the pay-per-view special, "Farrah Fawcett: All of Me"; later released on video

1996

Had lead role in the Western "Dalva" (ABC)

1995

Returned to features after a six-year absence, co-starring with Chevy Chase in "Man of the House"

1995

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1995

Posed for Playboy magazine

1994

Co-starred in the above average TV-movie, "The Substitute Wife" (NBC)

1991

Starred opposite Ryan O'Neal in the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Good Sports"

1989

Played lead in biopic "Margaret Bourke-White" (TNT)

1989

Returned to feature films to appear in "See You in the Morning"

1989

Had lead in the ABC miniseries, "Small Sacrifices"; received second Emmy nomination

1986

Played the title role in "Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story" (ABC)

1984

Earned critical praise as a battered wife in "The Burning Bed" (NBC); garnered first Emmy nomination

1983

Made Off-Broadway debut in "Extremities"

1978

Played first leading role in a feature film in "Somebody Killed Her Husband"

1976

Released best-selling swimsuit poster that went on to sell a still-unrivaled 12 million copies

1976

Debuted as series regular Jill Munroe on the ABC series, "Charlie's Angels"; left after one season and replaced by Cheryl Ladd (who portrayed Jill's younger sister Kris)

1974

Guest-starred in four episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man" (ABC)

1973

Co-starred in the ABC TV-movie, "The Great American Beauty Contest"

1970

Had featured role in the ABC movie, "The Feminist and the Fuzz"

1969

Played a small role in the outrageous sex farce, "Myra Breckinridge"

1968

Made feature acting debut in "Love Is a Funny Thing"

1968

First TV appearances in "I Dream of Jeannie" (NBC)

1967

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting career

Appeared as a contestant on "The Dating Game"

Made stage debut as Jill in "Butterflies Are Free" at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Jupiter, FL

Began modeling career as an undergraduate

Bonus Trivia

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On June 5, 1997, Fawcett received some negative commentary after giving a less-than-coherent interview on "The Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS). It was speculated that her rambling, incoherent manner was the result of drug abuse. Months later, she explained on "The Howard Stern Show" that her rambling was in fact just her way of joking around with the television host.

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On Oct. 4, 2006, it was revealed that Fawcett was suffering from rectal cancer, and was undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery.

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The Associated Press wire service reported on her 60th birthday (Feb. 2, 2007) that Fawcett was, at that point, cancer free. Fawcett said in a statement, "This is an extraordinarily happy day for me and my family. I hope that my news might offer some level of inspiration to others who unfortunately must continue to fight the disease."

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On May 16, 2007, it was reported that a malignant polyp was found in the area where Fawcett had been treated for the initial cancer. Fawcett, chose to travel to Germany for holistic treatments.

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On April 6, 2009, an Associated Press article reported that her cancer had metastasized to her liver.

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