Farrah Fawcett who passed away on June 25th will be remembered along with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson at the 2009 “House of Vinyl” BET Awards After-Party at the Green Door on June 28.
Farrah was best known for her role as the free-spirited private investigator, Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angel in 1976. She quickly gained international fame. She was also the best-selling pin-up poster model featured in Life Magazine in the same year. Over 12 million copies sold around the world, breaking all records. Farrah’s long legs, flashing smile and full hairstyle were the rage of the ’70s and ’80s. Women everywhere wanted the “Farrah Do” or the “Farrah Hair.” As a pop culture icon, teens the world over emulated her look and fashion. Consequently, she was cast in TV commercials for popular hair, teeth and shaving cream products.
Farrah was nominated multiple times for the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. In 1983 she won critical acclaim for her role as a would-be rape victim in the Off-Broadway show, Extremeties. She went on to play another physically and emotionally demanding role as a battered house wife in the TV movie, The Burning Bed. It was the first TV movie that gave an 800 number for abused women. She is known for taking challenging roles portraying infamous or renowned women. She played Beate Klarsfeld in The Nazi Hunter, the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton in Poor Little Rich Girl, convicted murdered Diane Downs in the mini-series Small Sacrifices and in 1989 she portrayed photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White . Farrah made guest appearances on TV shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, The Six Million Dollar Man, the Dating Game and Harry O from 1968 to 1976.
Farrah married the Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors in 1973 but in 1979, they separated. She was romantically involved with actor Ryan O’Neal from 1982 until her death but were never married. Together they had a son, Edmond O’Neal.
She was 62 years old when she died. She battled anal cancer for the last 3 years. This is a disease that affects roughly 5,000 people a year in the U.S. and kills more than 700. When detected early, the disease can be cured. Farrah’s cancer metastasized to her liver in April of 2009. She died at 9:28 a.m. on June 25th at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California with Ryan O’Neal and her good friend, Alana Stewart by her side.
Farrah earned her wings as an Angel. On Sunday, June 28, she will be remembered at the 2009 BET Awards Post-Event Party at the Green Door in Hollywood. Our own ISVodka Angels will be on hand to greet the celebrities, VIPs and A-list stars invited to this once-a-year event. We will have 5 Angels serving Lemon IStini Martinis to guests inside the Green Door.
Author, written by Kiki Kalor