- NAME: Farrah Fawcett
- OCCUPATION: Actress, Pin-up
- BIRTH DATE: February 02, 1947
- DEATH DATE: June 25, 2009
- EDUCATION: St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, University of Texas at Austin
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Corpus Christi, Texas
- PLACE OF DEATH: Santa Monica, California
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Farrah Fawcett was an American actress best known for her role in the TV series Charlie’s Angels. She was also famous for her pin-up status and her signature hairstyle.
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She and O'Neal also started seeing each other on-and-off again and remained close. In 2000, she returned to film starring alongside Richard Gere and Helen Hunt in the Robert Altman comedy Dr. T and the Women (2000).
Fawcett suffered a series of personal losses in 2006, including the deaths of her agent Jay Bernstein, mentor Aaron Spelling and her mother, Polly. In August, she appeared to have difficulty telling her jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. Later that year, she was diagnosed with anal cancer and O'Neal was diagnosed with leukemia.
She was declared cancer free on her 60th birthday on February 2, 2007, but the good news was marred by an after-party fracas between Ryan O'Neal and his son, Griffin, in which Ryan allegedly threatened to use a gun. Prosecutors eventually declined to charge Ryan with assault with a deadly weapon.
In May of 2007, Fawcett's a routine doctor's visit revealed a small polyp that turned out to be malignant. She flew to Germany to pursue alternative treatments in her battle against cancer, some of which are not allowed in the U.S. Fawcett took chemotherapy treatments at Frankfurt University Hospital as well as alternative treatments in a clinic in Bad Wiessee in the southern state of Bavaria.
Farrah Fawcett died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 62.
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