Farrah Fawcett

Born Feb 2, 1947

Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels, in 1976. Fawcett later appeared Off-Broadway to critical approval and in highly rated and critically acclaimed television movies, in roles often challenging and sometimes unsympathetic.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Farrah Fawcett.


1947 Birth Born on February 2, 1947.


Fawcett began her career in 1968 in commercials and guest roles on television. … Read More
1969 22 Years Old She had a sizable part in the 1969 French romantic-drama Love Is a Funny Thing. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old …  Fawcett was married to Majors from 1973 to 1982, although the couple separated in 1979. … Read More
In 1976, after Pro Arts Inc. pitched the idea of a poster of Fawcett to her agent, a photo shoot was arranged with photographer Bruce McBroom, who was hired by the poster company. … Read More


1977 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 1977 interview with TV Guide, she said, "When the show was number three, I thought it was our acting. … Read More
1979 - 1983 3 More Events
1985 38 Years Old The relationship produced a son, Redmond James Fawcett-O'Neal, born January 30, 1985, in Los Angeles.
1986 39 Years Old In 1986, Fawcett appeared in the movie version of Extremities, which was also well received by critics and performed well financially. … Read More


1989 42 Years Old 1 More Event
She was nominated for Golden Globe awards for roles as Beate Klarsfeld in Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story and troubled Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton in Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, and won a CableACE Award for her 1989 portrayal of groundbreaking LIFE magazine photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White in Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White.
1995 48 Years Old Fawcett, who had steadfastly resisted appearing nude in magazines throughout the 1970s and 1980s (although she briefly appeared topless in the 1980 film Saturn 3), caused a major stir by posing semi-nude in the December 1995 issue of Playboy.


From 1997 to 1998, Fawcett had a relationship with Canadian filmmaker James Orr, writer and producer of the Disney feature film in which she co-starred with Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Man of the House.
1998 51 Years Old The relationship ended when Orr was charged with and later convicted of beating Fawcett during a 1998 fight between the two.
1999 52 Years Old Though the Letterman appearance spawned speculation and several jokes at her expense, she returned to the show in 1999. Several years later in February 2009, Letterman ended an incoherent and largely unresponsive interview with Joaquin Phoenix by saying, "We owe an apology to Farrah Fawcett."
2001 54 Years Old Fawcett's elder sister, Diane Fawcett Walls, died from lung cancer just before her 63rd birthday, on October 16, 2001.
2005 58 Years Old 1 More Event
The fifth episode of her 2005 Chasing Farrah series followed the actress home to Texas to visit with her father, James, and mother, Pauline.
2006 59 Years Old Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 and began treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 6, the Associated Press reported that her cancer had metastasized to her liver, a development Fawcett had learned of in May 2007 and which her subsequent treatments in Germany had targeted. … Read More
In April 2009, on probation for driving under the influence, Redmond was arrested for possession of narcotics while Fawcett was in the hospital.
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