‘70s TV legend Farrah Fawcett has died from cancer at the age of 62.
While she’s best remembered for her role as Jill Munroe in Charlie’s Angels in 1976, Fawcett’s career spanned a wide range of TV and stage projects, which drew her multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.
Fawcett launched her performing career in TV ads before breaking into comedy and drama through small guest roles on the likes of I Dream Of Jeannie and larger parts on shows such as The Six Million Dollar Man.
Long before the likes of Pamela Anderson and her ilk, Fawcett became a pop cultural icon thanks to a legendary bikini poster shoot, which saw her plastered on boys’ bedrooms everywhere.
March 1976 saw her launch her role in Charlie’s Angels before a series followed in September the same year. Ironically, her part boosted sales of her poster, and she actually earned more in image royalties than her wages from the show.
She left the show after one season and while she suffered a run of flops, she bounced back with theatre work and critically-acclaimed TV movies.
She’s since been seen in the likes of Dr T And The Women and made guest appearances in shows such as Spin City and Alley McBeal, while also drawing controversy by finally agreeing to pose nude for Playboy in 1995 and returning to the magazine at the age of 50 in 1997.
She has suffered several bouts with cancer and succumbed to the condition on Wednesday at St John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, California.
[Source: BBC News]
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