Farrah Fawcett

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Farrah Fawcett

Born

2/2/1947, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Farrah Fawcett-Majors, from 1973 to 1978
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Biography

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Farrah was born in 1947 in Corpus Christi, to James (an oil field worker) and Pauline (homemaker, passed away in 2005). She had one older sister, Diane, a graphic artist who passed away in 2001.

Farrah shot to international fame in the 1970s, particularly with her role in Charlie's…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Farrah Fawcett was originally offered the Goldie Hawn role in the movie Foul Play.

    • Farrah received the greatest birthday present she could ask for on February 2, 2007. On her exact date of birth, she was proclaimed cancer-free. All of her hard work and battles have paid off, she beat cancer! Unfortunately the cancer returned in May 2007. In October of that year Farrah visited Frankfurt's University Clinic in Germany to seek "alternative cancer treatments".

    • Farrah was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in October 2006 because a uterine tumor exploded, and she needed a hysterectomy. She was accompanied by her longtime friend Ryan O'Neal.

    • Farrah was the subject of her own reality television show, Chasing Farrah on the Bravo network in 2005.

    • Farrah made several guest appearances on the TV series Charlies Angels even after leaving the show.

    • Farrah earned a degree in Microbiology in her later years when she went back to college.

    • Farrah is actively involved in work with the Cancer Society and People Against Domestic Violence.

    • Farrah was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame for her 'Legendary Status on Screen and Off' in 2003.

    • Farrah attended W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi and graduated with the class of 1965. They had voted her the Best Looking.

    • Farrah and at the time her husband Lee Majors owned a production company called Fawcett-Majors Productions.

    • In the John Will Screen World Farrah was listed as one of the twelve Promising New Actors in 1976.

    • Farrah was charged in 1997 with theft. She was accused of stealing $72,000.00 worth of jewelry and some nude photos from James Orr's home.

    • Farrah's former boyfriend, James Orr, was arrested in 1998 for "battery" when he was supposed to have attacked Farrah after she refused his marriage proposal.

    • Farrah lived with Ryan O'Neal for 17 years. O'Neal's daughter Tatum O'Neal was unhappy with their relationship and was quite vocal about it.

    • Farrah attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1966 to 1967 where she decided college wasn't for her.

    • Farrah was born Farrah Leni Fawcett and decided to keep her name as is instead of changing it for acting purposes.

    • Farrah was a co-presenter in The 61st Annual Academy Award presenting Best Film Editing.

    • Farrah was the executive producer on a film titled The Norseman in 1978.

    • The last film Farrah was in was The Cookout. She played Mrs. Crowley in 2004.

    • In some acting performances Farrah is credited as Farrah Fawcett-Majors.

  • Quotes

    • Farrah Fawcett: The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.

    • Farrah Fawcett: When you do bad things, bad things happen to you.

    • Farrah Fawcett: God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.

    • Farrah Fawcett (after recovering from cancer): This is an extraordinarily happy day for me and my family. I have been on a journey for the past four months and during this time received a tremendously aggressive treatment which doctors initially warned me would be the most difficult fight of my life. I was told they needed me to 'bite the bullet' and that would require great courage and unfailing determination. In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainly, I never lost hope and it never occurred to me to stop fighting -- not ever. This experience has also humbled me by giving me a true understanding of what millions of others face each day in their own fight against cancer. I hope that my news might offer some level of inspiration to others who unfortunately must continue to fight the disease. So to those who are still struggling toward their own victory, stay determined, 'fight the fight' and I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply grateful to my team of physicians, my loving and supportive family and devoted friends who have sustained me as I battled this terrible disease, strengthened by my faith in God and the encouragement of so many.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • From Sex Symbol to Serious Actress!!!

    10
    Farrah was gorgeous. She was a dream to watch on Charlie's Angels as Jill Munroe. The year Charlie's Angels premiered she also had a small part in Logan's Run on the big screen. Also that same year her famous poster was released and that sent her stardom into the stratosphere. Everbody loved Farrah and Farrah mania was everywhere. She was beautiful. When she left Charlie's Angels, she later returned for six guest episodes, she made three movies in a row, Somebody Killed Her Husband, Sunburn and Saturn 3. The movies weren't very successful but it was fun to see her on the big screen. She finally had a hit with The Cannonball Run. She later went on to get the critical acclaim she fought for with movies like The Burning Bed,Small Sacrifices,Between Two Women and Small Sacrifices. Critics also praised her work on the big screen in movies like Extremities and The Apostle. Farrah had many Emmy and Golden Globe nominations as well. She won The People's Choice award in 1977, The Cable Ace award for Margaret Bourke White. Farrah is a hollywood legend, the last of the great pinup girls who proved she more than a pretty face.moreless
  • Georgeous first! bleach-blonde, Charlie's Angels will make her an American icon, The Burning Bed will show her as a serious and respectable actress, her cancer will show she actually is human.moreless

    6.0
    I see her first as a model then actress. She was impressive on Charlie's Angels. Logan's Run is a favorite Sci-Fi movie of mine where she played a small part. I understand that the Burning Bed was a high point for her, but I dislike Drama and never saw it. Also, she was not acting with her looks being the focus. That is rare from someone with her background. Farrah doesn't show her age at all! I wish her the best in her recovery from cancer. I hope people haven't rated her here because of the spelling getting them lost :(moreless
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