Friday, June 26, 2009

Charlie’s Angeles famed Farrah Fawcett dies

Updated on : Friday, June 26, 2009

LOS ANGELES: Actress and incandescent beauty Farrah Fawcett, 62, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long battle with cancer.

Her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, and best friend, Alana Stewart, were at her side.

In Charlie's Angels, she, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith played a trio of sexy undercover investigators for the never-seen Charlie. The unproven Ms. Fawcett was the final Angel cast, primarily to fill the group's blonde quotient.

Ms. Fawcett left the show abruptly after one season, dissatisfied with her $10,000-per-episode salary and determined to find more challenging roles. After a contractual dispute, she was obligated for the next two years to make sporadic guest appearances on Charlie's Angels.

For the next decade, she developed her dramatic skills in a number of TV movies and miniseries. Her specialties were biopics (heiress Barbara Hutton and photographer Margaret Bourke-White) and true-crime sagas.

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