Saturday, June 27, 2009


Farrah Fawcett was an icon of the 1970's. So many of us were big "Charlie's Angels" fans. What has impressed me more than her lion's mane hair style and great smile, which always struck me as genuine, was Farrah's continuous efforts to maintain her artistic integrity.

She asked to leave the hit 70's TV show, "Charlie's Angels", which made her a megastar, after only one year because she wanted to make movies. I'm sure she had all kinds of legal battles and flack to deal with because of her decision but movies were her goal, her true dream and she was going for it! I admire her so much for that.

If you've never seen her in the movie, "Extremities", a role she recreated after playing it on stage off-Broadway, rent the DVD. It is an emotionally difficult film to watch but she is so good in it. She was also very good in the TV movie, "The Burning Bed" and in the TV miniseries "Murder in Texas".

Right or wrong, Farrah made decisions, and I hope that wherever she is, she is smiling about an artistic life fully lived.

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