Celebrities: Farrah Fawcett

Actress Farrah Fawcett dies at age 62


New York, NY, June 25, 2009 – TV Land will honor the memory of Hollywood actress and pop culture icon Farrah Fawcett with a tribute presentation with the first two episodes of the 2005 TV Land original series, “Chasing Farrah,” which chronicled her daily life as one of the most recognized stars in the history of celebrity, on Saturday, June 27 from 9pm – 10pm ET/PT.

Fawcett passed away in Santa Monica, California this morning from cancer at the age of 62.  The series gave viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the actress and her travels, both in and out of the spotlight.

“Farrah Fawcett was much more than a Hollywood icon, but a friend and colleague,” explains Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “We are honored to have known her and worked with her and will remember her fondly. Our hearts go out to Farrah’s entire family.”
The tribute presentation of “Chasing Farrah” celebrates Farrah as she went to the U.S. Open in New York, relaxed with her close friend Alana Stewart and shared dinner with Ryan O’Neal – the love of her life – at his beach house.

TVLand.com will feature a Memorial Spot – which will also run on-air – and Obituary.

Born on February 2, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas Farrah Fawcett always stole the spotlight with her beauty and spirit.  While attending the University of Texas, she caught the eye of a celebrity publicist who convinced her to pursue her dream of acting in Los Angeles.  She left Texas for the City of Angels and the rest is history.  Her television career gained steam throughout the 1960s when she appeared on well-known shows such as “I Dream of Jeannie,” “The Flying Nun” and “The Partridge Family” but it was the role of private eye “Jill Monroe” in the TV series, “Charlie’s Angels” that garnered her world-wide fame and iconic status.  Her growing popularity could not be denied when, during the first season, she posed in a red bathing suit for a poster that to this day has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Fawcett left “Charlie’s Angels” after just one season but continued a successful acting career including Emmy-nominated performances in “The Burning Bed,” “Small Sacrifices,” “The Guardian” and “Extremities” and in the acclaimed film, “The Apostle.”

Tributes.com Establishes Online Memorial for Farrah Fawcett: A Place to Share Memories and Condolences

BOSTON, June 25, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Tributes.com has established an online memorial for Farrah Fawcett, who lost her long battle with anal cancer today at St. John's Health Center in L.A. at the age of 62.

The Hollywood icon was best became famous for her role as a detective in "Charlie's Angels" in the mid-'70s, inspiring millions of young women to imitate her long, feathered blonde hair. She rose to sex symbol status thanks in part to a now-legendary swimsuit poster that sold over 12 million copies.

Following her diagnosis with anal cancer in 2006, Farrah waged a very public battle against the disease, documenting her fight in "Farrah's Story," which aired in May on NBC.

Her death comes just days after longtime companion Ryan O'Neal had asked Farrah to be his wife.

Farrah is survived by partner Ryan O'Neal and their son, Redmond O'Neal.

Tributes.com has created a memorial page for those who have been touched by Farrah's life and would like to leave a message of condolence to the family. Tributes.com/farrah-fawcett

Legacy.com has Created an Online Guest Book for Fawcett

Public Invited to Share Thoughts, Memories, Learn More about Fawcett's Legacy

EVANSTON, Ill., June 25, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy.com, the world's most timely and comprehensive resource for online obituaries and the undisputed leader in Web-based memorialization, has created a feature-rich online Guest Book for Farrah Fawcett. Individuals can visit http://www.legacy.com/ to find the Guest Book and share their thoughts and express their condolences.

"Our hearts go out to the surviving family members and other loved ones," said Stopher Bartol, president and CEO of Legacy.com. "Our goal always has been to provide a place for individuals to create lasting memorials to their deceased loved ones and to offer support to those seeking advice or solace during times of grief and loss. Farrah Fawcett touched many people, and our Guest Book is a way for people to grieve while sharing in a common bond with others.

Fawcett's Guest Book and Legacy.com Memorial Website will remain on the site indefinitely.For more information, or to experience the site first-hand, visit www.Legacy.com.

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