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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | June 26, 2009
Actress Farrah Fawcett, who was launched into instant pop culture stardom in 1976 with a best-selling wall poster and a featured role in the ABC series Charlie's Angels, is dead at 62. She was a TV presence in our lives right to the end. Fawcett, who battled cancer for several years, was seen last month in an NBC documentary that she produced herself and helped tape with a digital camera. The film, Farrah's Story, which chronicled her struggle with the disease, was a ratings success for the network, and she vowed to continue with a second TV documentary.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | June 26, 2009
Actress Farrah Fawcett, who was launched into instant pop culture stardom in 1976 with a best-selling wall poster and a featured role in the ABC series Charlie's Angels, is dead at 62. She was a TV presence in our lives right to the end. Fawcett, who battled cancer for several years, was seen last month in an NBC documentary that she produced herself and helped tape with a digital camera. The film, Farrah's Story, which chronicled her struggle with the disease, was a ratings success for the network, and she vowed to continue with a second TV documentary.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | August 29, 2006
A young publicity photographer shows up on Mulholland Drive with his '37 Chevy truck and Nikon-F reflex camera to shoot pictures of an angel in a rusty red swimsuit. She chose a one-piece. When she smiles, 32 teeth radiate at an inviting angle. When she tilts her head, flips of hair gather on her tan shoulders - a look that would launch a hairstyle fad for a generation. In the time after Betty Grable's World War II pinups and Marilyn Monroe, before the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue mania and Pamela Anderson, the original swimsuit poster of Farrah Fawcett ruled gym lockers, offices and bedrooms.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | August 29, 2006
A young publicity photographer shows up on Mulholland Drive with his '37 Chevy truck and Nikon-F reflex camera to shoot pictures of an angel in a rusty red swimsuit. She chose a one-piece. When she smiles, 32 teeth radiate at an inviting angle. When she tilts her head, flips of hair gather on her tan shoulders - a look that would launch a hairstyle fad for a generation. In the time after Betty Grable's World War II pinups and Marilyn Monroe, before the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue mania and Pamela Anderson, the original swimsuit poster of Farrah Fawcett ruled gym lockers, offices and bedrooms.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | April 2, 2006
Television's newest genre may be the celebrity-abuse sitcom. Kirstie Alley was the first to mock herself in her own show. Then Farrah Fawcett did it. And now Tori Spelling is doing it, too. With each new show, in which B-list celebrities grasp at stardom by making fun of themselves on camera, the amount of humiliation heaped upon them grows. SO NOTORIOUS / / makes its premiere at 10 tonight on VH1.
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April 17, 2005
Faith McNulty, 86, author of the best-selling 1980 book The Burning Bed, which focused national attention on domestic violence, died April 10 at her farm in South Kingstown, R.I. Ms. McNulty also wrote for the "Talk of the Town" section in The New Yorker magazine for four decades, and wrote wildlife and children's books, including How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World. The Burning Bed told the story of Francine Hughes, an abused woman who killed her husband by setting him on fire as he slept.
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By Genevieve Buck and Genevieve Buck,Chicago Tribune | July 23, 1992
Remember Bo Derek's braids in "10"? Dorothy Hamill's "wedge" cut, and the flurry of copycat hairstyles it generated? Farrah Fawcett's tousled, multilayered mane?Well, don't be surprised if you start hearing women asking their hairstylists for "Meg Ryan hair."Starring in "Prelude to a Kiss" with Alec Baldwin, Meg as Rita plays a pretty, perky, sometimes zany, serious, ethereal lead in the movie.Though she does wear a memorable wedding gown, it's her hair that catches the eye. Long, blond, wavy, sometimes a bit crimped, other times hanging in long tendrils or pushed up and back loosely, Meg has that kind of "important" hair that some young women will lust after.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | January 10, 1991
Remember all that stuff about how Farrah Fawcett had become such a good actress?Well, what it really meant was that in the right role, usually that of a victim, supported by a good director, in a movie setting where she had the freedom to do several takes, the former "Charlie's Angel" could surprise you and pull off a believable character.It didn't mean that she has the wherewithal to do the toughest sort of acting, comedy, filmed live before an audience. The incontrovertible evidence is "Good Sports," a CBS sitcom that premieres tonight at 9:30 on Channel 11 (WBAL)
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 25, 1991
The law that protects a woman from brutality at the hands of a male co-worker sometimes fails the woman whose husband beats, berates and otherwise brutalizes her.That message of lopsided justice is but one of many sobering ones delivered in "Prisoners of Wedlock," a 60-minute study of domestic violence, the eighth in a continuing Lifetime Television series, "Your Family Matters" (tonight at 9).The debut of this hour is timed to tie in with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month which begins Oct. 1. And each frame of the documentary is filled with tear-stained faces and voices that struggle to make sense of senseless violence.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | March 7, 1995
There's nothing wrong with "Man of the House" that a little intelligence wouldn't have solved. But no such luck.There's a kernel of a provocative idea here. Chevy Chase plays a government attorney named Jack who falls in love with the divorced Farrah Fawcett, much to the resentment of her young son Ben (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), who has formed a deep and lasting bond with his single parent. Chase moves in with the idea of wooing the boy to his affections, but the boy, clever little monster that he is, realizes that he has momentary leverage in the situation.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | April 7, 2009
Fawcett's cancer spreads to liver Farrah Fawcett is being treated for anal cancer that has spread to her liver and has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for a complication from a routine treatment, a producer who worked with the actress and her doctor said Monday. Confirmation that the cancer had spread to such a distant site was dire news. The actress, 62, was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She was declared in remission on Feb. 2, 2007, but three months later, scans showed "not only had it recurred, it metastasized to her liver," producer Craig Nevius said.
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April 19, 1995
SINCE their conception, cars have been a thorn in the side of the average human being. People are run down by them, choke on their fumes, and become generally annoyed.But on whose shoulders does this blame really fall? The cars themselves are not the cause, nor even the people who produce them. The real responsibility belongs to the drivers.Imagine how much more pleasant the ride into work would be every day if everyone used turn signals when they were turning or changing lanes and then turned them off when they were finished.
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