Farrah Fawcett died today at age 62.
She was made famous for her feathered blond curls, dazzling smile, the poster that sold millions where she posed in a red bathing suit, and of course her role on the 1970's hit Charlie's Angels. Women all over the world tried to have the Farrah hairstyle. She was the American pop icon of the late 1970's and the 1980's
Charlie's Angels was considered a triumphant show for women. The three character's who were fresh from finishing the police academy were not satisfied with only desk jobs so they quit and formed a detective agency. They were hired by Charlie, who was never seen, (voiced by the John Forythe). So, the "Angels" claimed a little women's TV history.
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith
Farrah earned many Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for TV roles and she got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995. She will always be remembered for her 1984 intense and moving portrayal of a battered wife in the Burning Bed. That role made critics notice that she was more than a blond pin-up.
Actress Jaclyn Smith
"In the beginning her hair certainly captured the world and just about every man.
She took that position and reinforced it with talent and did some really chancy rolls and became a good actress, and I think a lot of people were surprised."
A piece of Americana passed away today. R.I.P. Farrah