Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another TV Icon Gone

I knew that when Ed McMahon died a couple of days ago, he wouldn't be the only celeb we'd be losing this week. It's one of those freak forces of the universe that celebrities always die in threes.

The second in this inevitable pattern is Farrah Fawcett, who lost her battle with cancer early this morning.

As with McMahon's death, I also feel a little sad about Fawcett's passing, even though I never thought much about her through most of my adult life - except to occasionally think of how lucky she was to have snagged both the Six Million Dollar Man and Ryan O'Neal.

Farrah played a much larger role in my childhood, as I coveted her hair and was a faithful Charlie's Angels viewer. A friend of mine had the Angels dolls, and I remember that when we played, I always insisted on being "Jill." I suppose Farrah was someone that many of us as young girls wanted to grow up to be.

May she rest in peace.


Anonymous said...

Shit. That is so effing sad. She is legendary and will never be forgetten.

Anonymous said...

And we'll never forget her erect nipples.

Anonymous said...

Or forgotten. Whatever

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I was pretty sad when I heard this, too. But, like McMahon, at least her pain and suffering is over.

McGone said...

Man, between Carradine, Dom Deluise, McMahon and now Farrah, this is a bad month for my people, the children of the 70s.

Anonymous said...

Poor Farrah! She was cool for a blonde pin up chick! And I liked her cheesy 70s hair too.

I wonder if Michael Jackson's gearing up to join them, didn't he just have a heart attack?

SkylersDad said...

I always thought that Kate Jackson was the cutest, but I was such a strange, strange young man.

Bond said...

She remade her image with "The Burning Bed"

As iND said, now her suffering is over.

Sad also that Ryan O'Neill had just announced they would finally marry.

J.J. in L.A. said...

It's all over the news here...Michael Jackson died of a massive coronary this afternoon.


Cora said...

Ed, Farrah, Jacko ~ who else are we gonna lose this week?

Travis said...

I hate cancer.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That poster was in every other room in my university residence.

cube said...

I watched Charlie's Angels too, but I always preferred Sabrina, the smart one. Yeah, I guess as a lifelong science & math geek, I was more into Charlie's Angles ;-)

Yeah, I just thought I'd say it
before you beat me to it :-P

Gifted Typist said...

Farrah's hair is forever etched into the graduation photos of every girl in my high school class.


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