Farrah Fawcett on The Partridge Family, October 20,1970
FF Fact: Farrah enrolled at the University of Texas after completing high school. A year later, she was asked by a celebrity publicist to go to California to become a model. Though her parents initially forbade her from going, later they decided to accompany her on her trip. She found a modeling contract within just two weeks, and started appearing in TV commercials as well as print advertisements.
Farrah Fawcett in "The Flying Nun"
FF Fact: In 1984, Farrah received her first Emmy Award nomination for her role as a battered wife in the TV movie The Burning Bed. The role did more than establish Fawcett’s serious talents: The Burning Bed is also the first television movie to offer the number for a helpline—in this case, one where victims of domestic violence could find support.
Farrah Fawcett on the Dating Game, October 13, 1969
FF Fact: In her early career, Farrah paid her dues as a commercial actress. She starred in TV ads for Noxzema, Max Factor, Mercury Cougar automobiles, and even Beautyrest mattresses. Her small-screen profile finally grew with guest parts in shows like The Flying Nun and I Dream of Jeannie.
Siskel and Ebert review the movie "Sunburn" starring Farrah Fawcett
FF Fact: Farrah Leni Fawcett was born on 2 February 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas in the US. Her father James William Fawcett was an oil field contractor and her mother Pauline Alice Fawcett was a homemaker. She had an elder sister named Diane.
Farrah Fawcett on the Sonny and Cher Show 1970s
FF Fact: In March 2010, the Academy upset Farrah’s family and friends when she was excluded from the “In Memoriam” montage at the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony. AMPAS director Bruce Davis claimed that she was mainly known for her TV work and that she had already been recognized for her “remarkable television work” at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Farrah Fawcett on the Sonny and Cher Show February 4, 1977
FF Fact: Farrah Fawcett made her film debut with a supporting role in the romantic drama film ‘Love is a Funny Thing’ in 1969. The next year, she appeared in a supporting role in the film ‘Myra Breckinridge’. The film was a commercial failure, and over the years it became known as one of the worst films ever made.
Farrah Fawcett on I Dream of Jeannie, November 4, 1969
FF Fact: Although many of Farrah’s classmates may have remembered her for her good looks, she was also quite the student. While attending the University of Texas, she had a passion for science, particularly microbiology. Later in her academic career, she eventually moved away from science and towards the arts, taking an interest in sculpting.
Farrah Fawcett in "Inside Out"
FF Fact: In 1977, Fawcett got glib about why she thought most people loved Charlie’s Angels: “When the show was number three, I thought it was our acting. When we got to be number one, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra.”
Farrah Fawcett on Harry O, February 13, 1975
FF Fact: Farrah was the most popular character in Charlie’s Angels, at least upon its 1976 premiere. After it made the leap from TV movie to television series, the public was polled about their favorite of the angels. The undeniably beautiful Fawcett topped the tallies, though the show launched all three actresses into stardom.
Farrah Fawcett on the Donny and Marie Show, January 23, 1976
FF Quote: "What would you do if someone said to you: "You're so popular right now that you can be on the cover of every magazine, but if you do that, you might get overexposed and a backlash will develop"? That's life. Everything has positive and negative consequences."
Battle of the Network Stars
FF Fact: In November 2003, Farrah prepared for her Broadway debut in a production of Bobbi Boland, the tragicomic tale of a former Miss Florida. However, the show never officially opened when it closed during preview performances. Farrah was described as "vibrating with frustration" at the producer's extraordinary decision to cancel the production; just days earlier, the same producer closed an Off-Broadway show she had been backing
Farrah Fawcett plays in San Diego tennis fundraiser in 1977
FF Quote: "Throughout the journey of my life, I have maintained a strong faith in the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. I deeply believe in one's own positive will to overcome even the most daunting challenges."
Farrah Fawcett at the Oscars 1978
FF Quote: "I'm too passionate about my work...Acting takes not only concentration, it takes creativity; it takes... your soul."
Telly Savalas conducts this 1978 tribute to Farrah Fawcett
FF Quote: "God made men stronger, I think, though not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women femininity and intuition. If there's something I want, and I can draw somebody in with my femininity and catch them off guard and get it, well, whats wrong with that?"
Farrah Fawcett, Lee Majors on the Brady Bunch Variety Hour