Farrah Fawcett, 1947-2009
NOTE: I don’t have regular internet access, so I ask pardons for this post being a little late.
I remember Charlie’s Angels and that iconic seventies poster of Farrah Fawcett. But what I also remember is her portrayal of an abused woman who’s finally had enough in the television adaptation of the true crime novel The Burning Bed. Some, of course, will remember her for her bizarre behavior on the David Letterman Show. (Years later, while doing his infamous interview with Joaquin Phoenix, Letterman declared he owed an apology to Farrah Fawcett).
Recently, I watched her reality show about her dealing with cancer. She was indeed a classy lady to the end.
My thoughts and prayers are with her longtime love, Ryan O’Neal and their son, Redmond O’Neal. I hope Redmond is able to conquer his drug problems.
Maybe People magazine, et al, will see fit to feature a split cover featuring both her and Michael Jackson. Surely her career and her battle with cancer deserves more than a quick headline or headshot on the cover. I doubt it, though: the cover will probably feature a shot of Jackson from the Off the Wall or Thriller era, before the plastic surgery and skin discoloration. Maybe there will be a teaser of Fawcett’s passing along the top margin of the cover.