Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rest in Peace Farrah Fawcett

I was sad to hear that Farrah Fawcett had died due to cancer. I had heard that her long time boyfriend Ryan O'Neal proposed marriage again and this time she said yes. I had hoped that they would finally get married, even if it was at the last minute, to put a happy ending to her life and thier romance. That didn't happen. She gained fame on TV as part of Charlie's Angels. Try as she might none of her movies or TV shows ever had her match that fame again. Even her most famous movie, The Burning Bed, didnt do that and it just became a footnote in her career. For people my age the first time seeing Farrah may have been in guest spots on other TV shows like I Dream of Jeannie, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, Harry O, etc. or on many television commercials. For those pre politically correct days they were pretty sexy for television. I remember one where she was trying to sell the product to a woodsman. He told her that he hadn't seen a woman in years and she fought off his advances in the end by kicking him off of a huge tree stump.

Also here is a 1969 apearance she did on the Dating Game.

Here she is on The Partridge Family.

Rest in peace Farrah. You had many fans and were always entertaining.

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