Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goodbye, Farrah!

Farrah Fawcett-Majors (she later dropped the Majors) was my first celebrity crush. I lover her and I loved CHARLIE'S ANGELS. She never starred on a soap (although she did appear for a day on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in September 1970 in a scene with Doug), but I thought she would have been fantastic in one. Her performance in The Burning Bed was riveting and she was a terrific actress in additional to being an international sex symbol.

From the book "Like Sands Through the Hourglass": "Doug flirted with every female he met...To me his most memorable conquest at Sergio's [a Salem club] was a gorgeous nineteen-year-old with natural blond hair that cascaded over her neck and shoulders. The blonde came on to Doug, introduced herself as Diana, Goddess of the Chase, and looked at him expectantly. At the piano, Bill Horton [Edward Mallory] was left with his mouth open as Diana and Doug glided out into that hot September night with only one purpose in mind. The actress was Farrah Fawcett, and in just five lines, her charisma and innocent sexuality had jingled every guy in the studio."

I still have my Farrah Fawcett coffee mug from 1977 sitting on a shelf in my house. And, of course, I had the infamous poster (which reportedly sold over 12 million copies). "Angels in Chains" is one of my favorite TV episodes ever.

She had a long and stormy relationship with former PEYTON PLACE star Ryan O'Neal, but the two of them shared much love and were reunited in recent times. They were reportedly going to be married but she was too weak at the end to do it.

Her long battle with cancer has been well documented and it has been incredibly sad to witness. She died about 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, per Paul Bloch, her publicist. I'm very sad to see her go but glad she doesn't have to suffer anymore.

ABC's 20/20 will offer an hour special on Farrah at 10pm ET tonight.


@cathickland (Catherine Hickland) Farrah went home to be with the Lord. It's a sad day for we Earthlings but a beautiful day for her soul. Rest, beautiful Angel.

@Ali_Sweeney (Alison Sweeney) I was just watching about Farrah on the news. what a tragic loss, for her family, for everyone.

Also, check out Red Room's Jennifer Kate Gibbons' tribute, "The Girl in the Red Swimsuit" and read reaction from the other Angels.

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