Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels in 1976. Fawcett later appeared off-Broadway to the approval of critics and in highly rated television movies in roles often challenging (The Burning Bed, Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Margaret Bourke-White) and sometimes unsympathetic (Small Sacrifices). Fawcett was also a pop culture figure whose hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women and whose poster sales broke records, making her an international sex symbol in the 1970s and 1980s. While her impact was particularly strong on the teens of the 1970s, her appeal spreads over multiple generations.
I was 10 years old when this poster came out and my parents refused to let me get the photo, but I had some friends who parents let them have the poster. I stared at this poster a lot of hours. This is when I started to notice girls. Lets just say my first attempt at a girlfriend went horribly wrong (I am so sorry, Tanyna Hughes, if you ever read this blog.) I was a stoopid idiot.
I always followed her career and was sorry that she died of cancer.
Thank you Farrah for all of the nights as a child I would dream of that poster.