Thursday, March 25, 2010

wilsonblogclassic® Originally posted Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterday saw the passing of actress and seventies icon Farrah Fawcett from cancer. She was 62. It's impossible to think about the decade of the 1970's without remembering her. The two are forever intertwined. She had a huge impact on American pop culture of the time, to the point of influencing how the women of an entire nation looked and dressed. How many untold millions of American women asked their hairdressers for "The Farrah"? Like many other boys (and men) I had her poster, watched her every week on Charlie's Angels and read with interest in the movie magazines about her exploits with then husband, actor Lee Majors. Farrah was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and fought it courageously. She even released a very private and revealing documentary of her experiences in the hope that telling her story might help others that were suffering. Even thru the worst of it Farrah never lost her dignity. I doubt that there will be another like her.

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