Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Remembering Farrah Fawcett - February 2nd, 1947 - June 25th, 2009

Farrah Fawcett was an American actress and artist who received multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. Farrah played Jill Munroe in the first season of "Charlie's Angels" and had highly rated roles in movies including "The Burning Bed", "Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story", "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Double Exposure."  Fawcett was considered a sex symbol and international pop culture icon. She was ranked #26 on TV Guide's Greatest TV Stars of All Time.  Men's Health named her one of the 100 Hottest Women of All Time (ranked #31)

Farrah is also remembered for her role as actor Robert Duvall's wife in "The Apostle." Farrah died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 62 from complications from cancer.

Her private funeral attended by nearly 500 family members and friends was held in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the

Angels in Los Angeles. (funeral program pictured). The program included a few lines from James Joyce's poem "At That Hour."A bagpiper played Amazing Grace. Among those who eulogized Farrah were her friend and fellow Angel, Kate Jackson who talked about how they met and how their friendship grew over the years.  Alana Stewart, Farrah's best friend and producer of Farrah's documentary, "Farrah's Story" also spoke her courage. Letters from Farrah were shared to her family including Ryan O'Neal, her son, Redmond, and her father, James Fawcett.  Her casket was covered with bright yellow and orange flowers.

Her funeral procession then proceeded to Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles where she was laid to rest.

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