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Open Letter to Farrah Fawcett - RIP
Dear Farrah Fawcett...
Farrah Fawcett, you are missed and always will be. You are gone, but never will be forgotten.
Your blissful beauty and radiant smile will forever leave a permanent impression on your fans minds and in their hearts.
Your admirable acting abilities will always be viewed and watched in awe.
I am thankful for the many gifts you have left us to remember you by.
Farrah Leni Fawcett
I wonder how hard your University of Texas quarterback college sweetheart was kicking himself after he informed you that he wanted to date other girls! What was he thinking!?!? Well, you made the best decision for yourself by packing up your things and heading to Hollywood. Modeling agencies were calling for you for years, it was your time to shine! And shine you did! A few weeks after arriving in Tinseltown you met your first husband Lee Majors and the rest is history.
The Burning Bed is my favorite movie of yours. You proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you weren't just an iconic beauty. You had talent beyond just posing for the camera. Domestic violence is a serious everyday matter and I'm sure you helped many women or men escape their nightmare. I admired your character for her strength and determination. You gotta do what you gotta do. (Disclaimer: I am not suggesting anyone burn their bed or their spouse!)
I along with many others became a fan of yours while watching you on Charlie's Angels. No one could pull off the Jill Munroe character like you did! Even though you only starred for one season your name was forever tied to Charlie's Angels. Cheryl Ladd joined the next season as your sister Kris Munroe and I must admit I developed a girl crush on her but that's another letter.
Many women wanted your hairstyle back in the 70's - 80's. Heck, I still see some women on occasion sporting your stylish coiffed hairdo. You were a pop culture icon! Your famous red swimsuit poster sold up to 10 million copies! It broke a record and was plastered on many boys bedroom walls! I bet my buddy Cogerson probably still has his! Your back to back Playboy magazine issues were the best selling copies of the 90's! If you got it flaunt it, or don't. It's an individuals choice.
Could it possibly be your ancestry genes of Irish, French, English or maybe the Choctaw Native American that made your beauty so unique? I'm thinking there's a good chance of that. You must have been sad when your mother and sister passed away. I could imagine the heartache both you are your father had while missing them. Your dad was the last remaining family member after you passed...he adored his Farrah and followed you a little over a year later.
The day of your passing started out as an very exciting day for me. It was my birthday! I love birthdays! All was well until the early afternoon when the announcement of your passing hit the Twitter news feed. Your fans were informed that your brave, warrior fight with anal cancer had come to an end. I was heartbroken for you yet content knowing you wouldn't be suffering any longer. What a fighter you were, Charlie would have been proud!
Not soon after the media announced your death we were then alerted that Michael Jackson had also died! WHAT?!!?! This is my birthday! Only good things happen on my birthday! Oh well who am I to argue with death. Michael Jackson's announcement overshadowed yours but many people felt the heartache for both of you. Such as your longtime, on and off again companion Ryan O'Neal...he kept your name and memory in the spotlight. By the way he does enjoy that spotlight.
I ended my special day by turning one year older and with the loss of two major celebrity icons. Each birthday since then I always add a touch of Farrah and MJ into my festivities because you are both gone but never forgotten.
You were an magnificent mother to Redmond. If only he would get a grip on his drug issues his life would be much better off. He's a grown man and hopefully he will read this letter one day and know how much his mother who adored him was also adored by her fans.
Ms. Fawcett you touched many people during your stay on earth. You and Tatum O'Neal didn't always see eye to eye but life went on. Some of us just aren't meant to get along. No family is perfect we just do the best we can with what we got.
On a final note I'd like to thank you for creating your cancer documentary regarding your cancer treatments. I understand you didn't intend to create the documentary, it was intended for your journal, but it was just one final gift that you gave us before you garnished your wings. Hopefully your struggle with fighting the dreaded disease could help save someone else's life. Thank you for what you have taught us and what you have given us. Rest in peace angel.
Farrah Fawcett Film Clips
Preview of Farrah's documentary...
Farrah Fawcett IMDb
- Farrah Fawcett - IMDb
Farrah Fawcett, Actress: The Apostle. Farrah Fawcett, was a fresh-faced woman from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the early 1960s, she was voted the "Beautiful Woman" by her high school colleagues. In the late 1960s, she had her first break in guest-starr
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© 2011 Linda Bilyeu