FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett
Birth name Ferrah Leni Fawcett
Born February 2, 1947 (1947-02-02) (age 60)
Corpus Christi, United States
Spouse(s) Lee Majors (1973-1982)
Partner(s) Ryan O'Neal 1982 – present
Children Redmond O'Neal (b.1985)

Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. She became a noted pop culture figure and sex symbol of the 1970s and into the 1980s, shaping the landscape of fashion and pop culture. is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Counties Government  - Mayor Henry Garrett Area  - City 1,192. ... Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary on April 23, 1939) is an American actor, primarily known for his roles in movies, sitcoms and television who also starred in four long-running ABC TV series over four decades. ... Ryan ONeal (born Patrick Ryan ONeal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie winners: 1974: Mildred Natwick - The Swoop Sisters 1975: Jessica Walter - Amy Prentiss 1976: Rosemary Harris - Notorious Woman 1977: Patty Duke - Captains and Kings 1978: Meryl Streep - Holocaust 1979: Bette Davis - Strangers... The Burning Bed is a non-fiction book by Faith McNulty about a battered [[Dansville, Michigan|Dansville]], Michigan housewife, Francine Hughes. ... Small Sacrifices is a 1989 made for TV movie based on the real life events of Diane Downs , a mother who on May 19, 1983 at approximately 10:48 p. ... 1974 - Zohra Lampert, Kojak 1975 - no award 1976 - Fionnula Flanagan, Rich Man, Poor Man 1977 - Beulah Bondi, The Waltons 1978 - Rita Moreno, The Rockford Files 1979 - no award 1987 - Alfre Woodard, LA Law 1988 - Shirley Knight, thirtysomething 1989 - Kay Lenz, Midnight Caller 1990 - Viveca Lindfors, Life Goes On 1991 - Peggy... For other uses, see Guardian. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... // Best TV Actress - Drama: 1974: Angie Dickinson - Police Woman Teresa Graves - Get Christie Love! Michael Learned - The Waltons Jean Marsh - Upstairs, Downstairs Lee Meriwether - Barnaby Jones 1975: Lee Remick - Lady Randolph Churchill Angie Dickinson - Police Woman Rosemary Harris - Notorious Woman Michael Learned - The Waltons Lee Meriwether - Barnaby Jones 1976: Susan... This article is about the television series. ... Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television For the main article see Golden Globe Award. ... The Burning Bed is a non-fiction book by Faith McNulty about a battered [[Dansville, Michigan|Dansville]], Michigan housewife, Francine Hughes. ... Small Sacrifices is a 1989 made for TV movie based on the real life events of Diane Downs , a mother who on May 19, 1983 at approximately 10:48 p. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Extremities is a play by William Mastrosimone that was first performed on Broadway in 1982. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Fawcett, the younger of two daughters, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas,[1] the daughter of Pauline Alice (née Evans), a homemaker, and James William Fawcett, an oil field contractor.[2] As a child, Ferrah (later changed to "Farrah") displayed a natural athletic ability which her father encouraged. She attended John J. Pershing Middle School in Houston, Texas, a school which is now the magnet program for fine arts, and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1965. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Counties Government  - Mayor Henry Garrett Area  - City 1,192. ... Née redirects here. ... Houston redirects here. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ...


Career

The late 1960s and early 1970s saw Fawcett doing commercials and TV guest spots but she still sought that big breakthrough role that would launch her career. In April 1976, a poster company Pro Arts Inc., that had started out making anti-war posters, started to hear about a young up-and-coming beauty named Farrah Fawcett doing Wella Balsam shampoo commercials. [3] They got in touch with her agent at the time, Rick Hersh, and arranged a photo shoot. Fawcett arranged to have Bruce McBroom, a freelance photographer that she worked with before, to do the shoot. McBroom took the pictures at Farrah's poolside Bel Air, California home. For the back drop, McBroom used the ratty old Indian Blanket covering his '37 Chevy car seat.[4] Pro Arts Inc was a poster company founded in Ohio, USA that would create the top selling poster in the world, the Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster. ... Bel Air is the name of several places in the United States of America: Bel Air, Alabama Bel Air, Los Angeles, California Bel Air, Kentucky Bel Air, Maryland Bel Air, Tennessee Bel Air, Texas Bel Air, Virginia (two places): in Fairfax County in Stafford County Outside America: Bel Air, Mauritius... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ...


On September 22, 1976, the first episode of Fawcett playing the character Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels was aired. Around the same time, her swimsuit poster was released. It went on to sell a still-unrivaled 12 million copies and she became known for her tousled mane, beautiful smile and enviable figure. Charlie's Angels went on to become a huge hit but after just one year Fawcett left the show. As settlement to a lawsuit stemming from her early departure, Fawcett appeared three more times as a guest star in each of seasons three and four. She was replaced on the show in 1977 by Cheryl Ladd (who portrayed her younger sister Kris). Jill Munroe was played by Farrah Fawcett in the first season of Charlies Angels (1976). ... This article is about the television series. ... Cheryl Ladd Cheryl Ladd (born July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota) is an American actress and singer. ...

Farrah Fawcett, top, in Charlie's Angels

Fawcett achieved critical praise and the first of three Emmy Award nominations as a serious actress for her role as a battered wife in the 1984 television movie The Burning Bed. She also won acclaim in the stage and movie version of Extremities, in which she played a rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker. She then played a predatory role in another miniseries, Small Sacrifices, receiving a second Emmy nomination. Her third Emmy nomination came in 2004 for her work in The Guardian. Fawcett has been nominated for several other awards as well a Golden Globe and ACE awards. Image File history File links Charlies_angels_1st_season_dvdcover. ... Image File history File links Charlies_angels_1st_season_dvdcover. ... This article is about the television series. ... An Emmy Award. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... The Burning Bed is a non-fiction book by Faith McNulty about a battered [[Dansville, Michigan|Dansville]], Michigan housewife, Francine Hughes. ... Extremities is a 1986 film starring Farrah Fawcett, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid, and James Russo. ... Small Sacrifices is a 1989 made for TV movie based on the real life events of Diane Downs , a mother who on May 19, 1983 at approximately 10:48 p. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Fawcett, who resisted any nudity in films or magazines through the 70s and 80s, caused a major stir by posing nude in the December 1995 issue of Playboy, which became the best-selling issue of the 1990s, with over 4 million copies sold worldwide. She later posed for the July 1997 issue (aged 50), which also became a top seller, and appeared fully nude in the 2000 Robert Altman movie Dr T and the Women. For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. ...


Personal life

Fawcett was married to Lee Majors, star of The Six Million Dollar Man, from 1973-1982, though the two separated in 1979; during this time, she was known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors. From 1982-present, Fawcett has been involved in a committed relationship with her longtime boyfriend, actor Ryan O'Neal; they are still dating, on and off. The relationship produced one child, Redmond, born in January 1985. Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary on April 23, 1939) is an American actor, primarily known for his roles in movies, sitcoms and television who also starred in four long-running ABC TV series over four decades. ... The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a cyborg working for the OSI (which was usually said to refer to the Office of Scientific Intelligence, but sometimes was called the Office of Scientific Investigation). ... Ryan ONeal (born Patrick Ryan ONeal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ...


On June 5, 1997, Fawcett received some negative commentary after giving a less-than-coherent interview on The Late Show with David Letterman. It was speculated that her rambling, incoherent manner was the result of drug abuse. Months later, she explained on the Howard Stern Radio show that her rambling was in fact just her way of joking around with the television host. She also insisted that what looked like random looks across the theater was just her looking and reacting to the fans in the audience. Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ...


In the first half of 2006, Fawcett suffered several personal losses including the deaths of her agent Jay Bernstein, and mentor Aaron Spelling; she was also still recovering from the loss of her mother, "Polly". In August 2006, Fawcett took part in the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner, where she appeared to have difficulty telling her jokes, seeming frazzled or incoherent at times. One snarky presenter, Jeffrey Ross, asked Betty White to "explain the jokes to Farrah". Jay Bernstein (June 7, 1936-April 30, 2006) was an American Producer and Manager to actors like Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Sommers. ... Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Jeffrey Ross is a stand-up comedian, actor & director who currently provides the voice for the beagle Buddy in the MTV2 Sicemation animated satire program Where My Dogs At?. As a stand-up comic, Jeffrey has appeared TV shows like The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show... Betty White (born January 17, 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress with a career spanning sixty years, sometimes referred to as The First Lady of Television and Americas Sweetheart. ...


Cancer

On October 4, 2006, it was revealed that Fawcett had anal cancer, and was undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery.[5] Thus, a possible Charlie's Angels reunion was put on hold. Anal cancer is a distinct entity from the more common colorectal cancer. ... Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. ...


The Associated Press wire reported on her 60th birthday that Fawcett was now cancer free.[6] Fawcett said in a statement, "This is an extraordinarily happy day for me and my family". "I hope that my news might offer some level of inspiration to others who unfortunately must continue to fight the disease." [7]


Fawcett celebrated her 60th birthday with boyfriend O'Neal, with the news that she was cancer free. After the party, O'Neal returned to his home where a fracas occurred between him and his son Griffin. The actor was subsequently arrested for allegedly threatening his son with a gun.[8] Prosecutors declined to charge Ryan O’Neal with assault with a deadly weapon, as of May 25, 2007.[9]


On Wednesday, May 16, 2007, it was reported that a malignant polyp was found in the area where Fawcett had been treated for the initial cancer. Doctors contemplated whether to implant a radiation seeder (which differs from conventional radiation), and is used to treat other types of cancer, but decided against it and planned to pursue aggressive conventional treatment. Fawcett, however, rejected the notion of more chemotherapy and radiation, which she had not handled well previously and chose to travel to Germany (with O'Neal) for an experimental cancer treatment [citation needed].


TV work

  • Chasing Farrah (2005) (miniseries)
  • Intimate Portrait With Farrah Fawcett (2004)
  • Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
  • Jewel (2001)
  • Baby (2000)
  • Silk Hope (1999)
  • Dalva (1996)
  • Children of the Dust (1995)
  • The Substitute Wife (1994)
  • Criminal Behavior (1992)
  • Good Sports (1991) (canceled after 9 episodes)
  • Small Sacrifices (1989)
  • Margaret Bourke-White (1989)
  • Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
  • Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story (1986)
  • Between Two Women (1986)
  • The Burning Bed (1984)
  • The Red-Light Sting (1984)
  • Murder in Texas (1981)
  • Charlie's Angels (cast member from 1976-1977)
  • Murder on Flight 502 (1975)
  • Harry O (1974-1976)
  • The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (1974)
  • The Great American Beauty Contest (1973)
  • Inside O.U.T. (1971)
  • The Feminist and the Fuzz (1971)
  • Three's a Crowd (1969)

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Jewel is a 2001 television drama film directed by Paul Shapiro. ... Baby is a 1915 film featuring Oliver Hardy. ... Small Sacrifices is a 1989 made for TV movie based on the real life events of Diane Downs , a mother who on May 19, 1983 at approximately 10:48 p. ... Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) USPS stamp depicting LIFE magazine cover bearing Fort Peck Dam photograph Margaret Bourke-White (IPA: [1][2], June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and photojournalist. ... The Burning Bed is a non-fiction book by Faith McNulty about a battered [[Dansville, Michigan|Dansville]], Michigan housewife, Francine Hughes. ... This article is about the television series. ... Murder On Flight 502 is a 1975 made-for-TV movie starring Robert Stack, Farrah Fawcett, Sonny Bono, Danny Bonaduce, and Fernando Lamas - After a flight takes off from New York City to London, a mysterious note turns up at the airport stating that passengers aboard the flight will be...

Filmography

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... DVD case cover for The Cookout The Cookout is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Lance Rivera. ... Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 comedy / romance movie that stars Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler and Tara Reid. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... For the oldest animated feature film (from 1917), see El Apóstol. ... Man of the House is a 1995 film comedy starring Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and George Wendt (of Cheers fame). ... Extremities is a 1986 film starring Farrah Fawcett, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid, and James Russo. ... The Burning Bed is a non-fiction book by Faith McNulty about a battered [[Dansville, Michigan|Dansville]], Michigan housewife, Francine Hughes. ... Cannonball Run was a campy, screwball comedy released in 1981 that starred Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett-Majors. ... Saturn 3 is a 1980 science fiction film starring Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel. ... Almost Perfect Affair is a 1979 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie about the Cannes Film Festival about an affair between a filmmaker and a producers wife, set during the film festival. ... Logans Run is a 1976 science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. ... Myra Breckinridge was filmed in 1970 by Michael Sarne, with Raquel Welch in the title role. ...

References

  1. ^ According to her State of Texas birth certificate. At Ancestry.com
  2. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/85/Farrah-Fawcett.html
  3. ^ Kevin Hoffman (2007). Touched by an Angel (HTML). clevescene.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  4. ^ Lucasd, Dean (2007). Famous Pictures Magazine - Farrah Fawcett Swimsuit Poster (HTML). Famous Pictures Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  5. ^ This reference confirms the anal cancer statement, but not other details related in this section. Thomas, Karen. "Friends stand by Fawcett in cancer fight", USA Today, 2006-10-12, p. 2D. Retrieved on 2006-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Doctor says Farrah Fawcett is cancer-free", Associated Press, 2007-02-02. Retrieved on 2007-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Farrah Fawcett Now Cancer-Free". Associated Press, February 2, 2007.
  8. ^ Thomas Crosbie Media, 2007 (2007). O'Neal gun arrest: Women heard pleading for help (HTML). Ireland Online. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  9. ^ Fox News (2007). Prosecutors Considering Charges Against Ryan O'Neal (HTML). Fox News. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Farrah Fawcett - LoveToKnow Celebrities (722 words)
Fawcett was dissatisfied with Charlie’s Angels and left the show after the first season even though she was contracted to do the series for another year.
Farrah Fawcett was married to Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors from 1973 to 1982 but separated in 1979 and divorced in 1980.
In the fall of 2006, Fawcett revealed that she was suffering from intestinal cancer and was in the process of chemotherapy treatment and surgery.
The Biography Channel - Farrah Fawcett Biography (415 words)
Farrah attended The University of Texas, planning to major in Biology, but she left college in her Junior year and headed to Hollywood.
Farrah shocked the world, however, when she left the hit series after only one year, to pursue her film career.
Farrah returned to television in the film 'Murder in Texas', but her career truly revived when she took the lead role in the successful play 'Extremities'.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m