FARRAH FAWCETT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Farrah Fawcett was born on February 2nd, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas with the birth name Farrah Leni Fawcett to parents, Pauline Alice and James William Fawcett. She was raised in a very religious family with a Roman Catholic upbringing. Fawcett graduated from W.B. Ray High School and then went on to further her education at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a degree in microbiology. While in college a photo was taken of her of the, "Ten Most Beautiful Coeds" and a Hollywood publicist saw this photos and encouraged Fawcett to relocate to Hollywood and pursue a career in entertainment.
Her move to the west coast was a smart career choice for her and right away things began to happen career wise. Fawcett appeared in a number of commercials for products such as, Breack Shampoo, Wella Balsam Shampoo, Noxzema face wash, Ultra Brite toothpaste and a number of other products.
It was just a matter of time before Fawcett began getting cast in a number of television series such as, I Dream of Jeanie" (1968-1969), "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1969), "The Partridge Family" (1969) and "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974).
Many know of Farrah Fawcett from her famous photo that was arranged by Pro Arts Inc. Forty rolls of film were shot and from that, Fawcett narrowed down to her favorite six photos and finally the 1 favorite of her in a red full piece bathing suit which sold up to 12 million copies.
Following the huge amount of attention this poster brought Fawcett she then took on another project playing, Jill Munroe in, "Charlie's Angels" (1976). It was originally a one time film but became so popular that it was turned into a weekly television series and for her role, Fawcett won People's Choice Award for Favorite Performer and her posters sales increased and fans everywhere began to copy her hairstyle, however after only one season, Fawcett chose to leave the series and pursue other acting interests.
The show was such a huge hit and a number of commercial products came out of it. Fawcett did return to the show six times over seasons three and four as part of the settlement from her lawsuit over leaving the show early.
Farrah Fawcett chose to try other venues of acting. She worked in a stage production of, "Extremities" (1983) which for this challenging role, critics praised her performance. Later this production was made into a movie and she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.
Fawcett then continued to earn the attention of fans when she earned her first Emmy nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed television movie, "The Burning Bed". Other roles that followed were, "Between Two Woman" and "Small Sacrifices" for which she earned her second Emmy nomination and her sixth Golden Globe nomination.
Her career progressed with a number of film roles such as, "Man of the House" (1995), "The Apostle" (1997) and "Dr T. and the Woman" (2000). She also made numerous television appearances on such series as, "Ally McBeal", "Spin City" and "The Guardian".
She also caused another publicity stir when she posed nude in a 1995 issue of Playboy magazine in December and again did a pictorial in July 1997.
Her final appearances were in, "Hollywood Wives" (2003) and "The Cookout" (2004) then in 2006, Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer. Farrah was able to undergo treatment and went into remission, hover in 2009 she fell ill again and was told the cancer had spread to her liver. She was unable to fight the disease and at the age of sixty two on June 25th, 2009 Farrah Fawcett passed away in the hospital in Santa Monica, California. She is buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
Although she dated numerous men, she married only one, Lee Majors in 1973 and they were together until 1982. She was also involved with actor, Ryan O'Neal and they had a son out of wedlock, Redmond James Fawcett.
2004 The Cookout
2003 Hollywood Wives: The New Generation
2002-2003 The Guardian
2001 Spin City
2000 Dr T and the Women
1999 Ally McBeal
1999 Silk Hope
1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
1997 The Lovemaster
1997 The Apostle
1995 The Larry Sanders Show
1995 Man of the House
1995 Children of the Dust
1994 The Substitute Wife
1992 Criminal Behavior
1991 Good Sports
1989 Small Sacrifices
1989 Margaret Bourke-White
1989 See You in the Morning
1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
1986 Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story
1986 Between Two Women
1984 The Burning Bed
1984 The Red-Light Sting
1981 The Cannonball Run
1981 Murder in Texas
1976-1980 Charlie's Angels
1980 Saturn 3
1978 Somebody Killed Her Husband
1974-1976 The Six Million Dollar Man
1976 Logan's Run
1974-1976 Harry O
1975 Murder on Flight 502
1974 Apple's Way
1974 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1974 The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped
1973 The Girl with Something Extra
1973 Of Men and Women
1973 The Great American Beauty Contest
1971 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1971 Inside O.U.T.
1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz
1970 The Young Rebels
1970 The Partridge Family
1970 Myra Breckinridge
1969-1970 The Flying Nun
1969 Love Is a Funny Thing
1969 I Dream of Jeannie
1969 Three's a Crowd