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Farrah Fawcett

Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame for her legendary status on screen and off, Farrah Fawcett has nurtured her professional evolution through a commitment to challenging and controversial projects such as THE BURNING BED, EXTREMITIES, and Small Sacrifices, portraying characters which have earned her wide critical and popular acclaim. Fawcett continues to embrace inspirational projects as an actor, such as Robert Duvall's THE APOSTLE, which garnered her a nomination as best actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, the Robert Altman feature film, DR. T AND THE WOMEN, the TNT film for television, BABY, and the CBS television movie, JEWEL. She has most recently made guest appearances on ABC's Spin City, as well as the critically acclaimed CBS drama The Guardian, for which she received an 2003 EMMY nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Guest Role. Fawcett also recently made a return to television in the Jackie Collins TV movie HOLLYWOOD WIVES - THE NEW GENERATION.

Over the last two years, Fawcett has collaborated with sculptor Keith Edmier to produce art works that were most recently exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Due to the great success of the exhibition in Los Angeles, and with the help of the Art Production Fund, the art made its way to the Warhol Museum in July. The exhibition examines projection and reality and is entitled "Contemporary Projects 7: Keith Edmier and Farrah Fawcett 2000". The collaboration between the two artists produced six sculptures, innumerable photographs, drawings, and a book by Rizzoli.

Fawcett's introduction to the American public earned her accolades as one of the nation's favorite female performers -- and a People's Choice Award -- for the 1977 debut of Charlie's Angels. A testament to her versatility and depth, she received both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for her starring roles in the miniseries Small Sacrifices, playing Diane Downs, and in the made-for-television movie THE BURNING BED, portraying battered wife Francine Hughes. THE BURNING BED was further distinguished as the first television movie to offer victims of domestic abuse help through a nationwide 800 number.

Fawcett has also been honored with a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Barbara Hutton in the miniseries POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL. She won the Cable ACE Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Margaret Bourke-White in the telefilm THE MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE STORY, based on the life of the legendary photographer who not only captured many of the definitive images of world history in the first half of the 20th century, but also was the first female photographer to risk her life covering the battlefields of World War II. Fawcett also starred in the 1986 telefilm NAZI HUNTER: THE BEATE KLARSFELD STORY, the 1986 telefilm BETWEEN TWO WOMEN, and the movies-of-the-week MURDER IN TEXAS, THE SUBSTITUTE WIFE, and DALVA.

A resident of Los Angeles, Farrah Fawcett is actively involved in charity work with the Cancer Society in addition to her work against domestic violence. During her ongoing advocacy for this cause, she has participated in events such as the Humanitarian Awards in Media, anti-domestic violence panel discussions produced by Show Coalition, and has served as a board member of the National Advisory Council for The National Domestic Violence Hot-line, the most effective and leading non-profit organization in America benefiting the victims of domestic violence.

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Farrah Fawcett Facts

Birth NameMary Farrah Leni Fawcett
BirthdayFebruary 2, 1947
BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, USA
Date of deathJune 25, 2009 (Santa Monica, California, USA, age 62)
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Farrah Fawcett compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Logan's Run
The Cannonball Run
Murder on Flight 502
Charlie's Angels
Man Of The House
The Apostle
Dr. T and the Women
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