Fawcett, Farrah 1947–

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Fawcett, Farrah 1947–

(Farrah Fawcett-Majors)


Full name (according to some sources), Farrah Leni Fawcett; born February 2, 1947, in Corpus Christi, TX; daughter of James William (an oil field contractor) and Pauline Alice (maiden name, Evans) Fawcett; married Lee Majors (an actor), July 28, 1973 (divorced February 16, 1982); companion of Ryan O'Neal (an actor), 1980–97; children: (with Neal) Redmond James. Education: Attended University of Texas at Austin, c. 1965–67. Avocational Interests: Sculpture, painting, drawing, tennis, racquetball, golf.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Publicist—Mike Pingel, Pingel Public Relations, 1155 Hacienda Pl., Suite 309, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and producer. Fawcett-Majors Productions, former partner. Worked as a model; appeared in more that 100 television commercials; appeared in the television public service announcement campaign "The More You Know," NBC. Artist, with work exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum and Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. National Domestic Violence Hotline, past board member; affiliate with other civic and charitable organizations.

Member: Delta Delta Delta.

Awards, Honors: Nomination for Golden Apple, female new star of the year, Hollywood Women's Press Club, 1975; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a television drama, and People's Choice Award, favorite female performer in a new television program, George Schlatter Productions, both 1977, for Charlie's Angels; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a limited series or special, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a television mini-series or movie, 1985, both for The Burning Bed; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a television miniseries or movie, 1987, for Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfled Story; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a motion picture drama, 1987, for Extremities; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a television miniseries or movie, 1988, for Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story; Annual CableACE Award, best actress, National Cable Television Association, 1989, for Margaret Bourke-White; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a television miniseries or movie, 1990, both for Small Sacrifices; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1995; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, Independent Features Project West, 1998, for The Apostle; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 2003, for The Guardian; inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame, 2003; Bravo Magazine Award.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Sue Ingham, a recurring role, Harry-O, ABC, between 1974 and 1976.

Jill Munroe, Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1976–80.

Gayle Roberts, Good Sports, CBS, 1991.

Herself, Chasing Farrah, TV Land, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Hitchhiker, Three's a Crowd, 1969.

Kitty Murdock, The Feminist and the Fuzz, ABC, 1970.

T. L. Dawson, The Great American Beauty Contest, 1973.

The Six Million Dollar Man (also known as Cyborg: The Six Million Dollar Man), 1973.

Patti, The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped, 1974.

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Karen White, Murder on Flight 502, 1975.

Kathy Dunne, The Red-Light Sting, 1984.

Francine Hughes, The Burning Bed, NBC, 1984.

Val Petherton, Between Two Women, ABC, 1986.

Beate Klarsfeld, Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story, 1986.

Margaret Bourke-White, Margaret Bourke-White (also known as Double Exposure), 1989.

Jessica Lee Stubbs, Criminal Behavior, 1992.

Pearl Hickson, The Substitute Wife, NBC, 1994.

Nora Maxwell, A Good Day to Die (also known as Children of the Dust), 1995.

Dalva Northridge, Dalva, ABC, 1996.

Frannie Vaughn, Silk Hope, 1999.

Lily Malone, Baby, TNT, 2000.

Jewel Hilburn (title role), Jewel, CBS, 2001.

Lissa Roman, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (also known as Jackie Collins' "Hollywood Wive: The New Generation" and Femmes a Hollywood), CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Joan Robinson Hill, Murder in Texas, 1981.

Barbara Hutton, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, NBC, 1987.

Diane Downs, Small Sacrifices, ABC, 1989.

(In archive footage) The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Pat Boulion, Inside O.U.T., NBC, 1971.

Actress, "The Interview" segment, Of Men of Women, ABC, 1973.

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors), Jill Munroe, Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1976.

Herself, The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981.

Herself, "Plucky" (pilot episode), So noTORIous, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Wayne Newton Special, NBC, 1974.

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Member of ABC team, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976.

Female team member, Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, two specials, 1977.

(As Fawcett-Majors) ABC 25th Anniversary, ABC, 1978.

The Barbara Walters Special (also known as Barbara Walters: Interviews of a Lifetime), ABC, 1980, 1984, 1995.

James Bond: The First 21 Years, Thames, 1983.

Superstars and Their Moms, ABC, 1988.

Sea World's All-Star, Lone Star Celebration, CBS, 1988.

Host, Prisoners of Wedlock, Lifetime, 1991.

All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

Entertainment Tonight Presents: Charlie's Angels—Uncovered, 1999.

Farrah Fawcett: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Headliners & Legends: Farrah Fawcett, MSNBC, 2000.

(In archive footage) Bad Hair Days, Channel 4, 2001.

Charlie's Angels: TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrity Naked Ambition, Channel 5, 2003.

(In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Intimate Portrait: Farrah Fawcett, Lifetime, 2004.

Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner, Comedy Central, 2006.

Tribute to a TV Legend: Aaron Spelling, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman," That Girl, 1967.

Show girl number one, "Millie, the Model," Mayberry R.F.D., 1969.

Cindy, "My Sister, the Homewrecker," I Dream of Jeannie, 1969.

Tina, "See You in C-U-B-A," I Dream of Jeannie, 1969.

Lila, "Marcello's Idol," The Flying Nun, 1969.

Blonde, Days of Our Lives, 1970.

Miss Preem, "Armando and the Pool Table," The Flying Nun, 1970.

Pretty girl, "The Sound of Money," The Partridge Family, 1970.

Sarah, "Dangerous Ally," The Young Rebels, 1970.

Tori Barbour, "Shadow of a Name," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1971.

"Burden of Proof," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, 1971.

Carol, "How Green Was Las Vegas," The Girl with Something Extra, 1973.

Gloria Jean, "The Colorado Cattle Caper," McCloud, NBC, 1974.

Victoria Webster, "The Peeping Blonde," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974.

Major Kelly Wood, "Rescue of Athena One," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974.

Jane Huston, "The First Love," Apple's Way, CBS, 1974.

Laura Foley, "I've Promised You a Father," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1974.

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Miss New Mexico, "The Steel-Plated Security Blanket," S.W.A.T., 1975.

Trish Hollander, "The Golden Pharaoh," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1976.

Major Kelly Wood, "Nightmare in the Sky," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1976.

Donny and Marie (also known as The Osmond Family Show), ABC, 1976.

The Captain and Tennille, ABC, 1976.

The Sonny and Cher Show, CBS, 1977.

The Brady Bunch Hour, ABC, 1977.

Herself, "Eight," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995.

Herself and voice of old lady, "Johnny Meets Farrah Fawcett," Johnny Bravo (animated), 1997.

Robin Jones, "Changes," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

Judge Claire Simmons, "The Arrival," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Judge Claire Simmons, "The Apartment," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Judge Claire Simmons, "She's Gotta Habit," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Judge Claire Simmons, "Chinatown," Spin City, ABC, 2001.

Mary Gressler, "Testimony," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Mary Gressler, "The Dead," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Mary Gressler, "No Good Deed," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.

Mary Gressler, "Understand Your Man," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.

(In archive footage) "Perfect 10's the Women," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

Appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game, c. 1967.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1992.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

Th Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1999, 2000.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2005.

Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2005.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Presenter, The 50th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1978.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1980.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1989.

Presenter, The 46th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1992.

Presenter, VH1 97 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1997.

Presenter, The 2001 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2001.

The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2004.

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2006.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Patricia, Love Is a Funny Thing (also known as A Man I Like, Un homme qui me plait, and Un tipo che mi piace), United Artists, 1970.

Mary Ann Pringle, Myra Breckinridge (also known as Gore Vidal's "Myra Breckinridge"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Holly, Logan's Run, United Artists, 1976.

(As Fawcett-Majors) Jenny Moore, Somebody Killed Her Husband, Columbia, 1978.

(As Fawcett-Majors) Ellie Morgan, Sunburn, Paramount, 1979.

(Uncredited) Herself, An Almost Perfect Affair, 1979.

Alex, Saturn 3 (also known as The Helper), Associated Film Distribution, 1979.

Pamela Glover, The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Marjorie, Extremities, Atlantic Releasing, 1986.

Jo Livingstone, See You in the Morning, 1989.

Sandy Archer, Man of the House (also known as Man 2 Man and Pals Forever), Buena Vista, 1995.

Jessie Dewey, The Apostle, October Films, 1997.

Craig's dream date, The Lovemaster, Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1997.

Voice of faucet, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998.

Kate Travis, Dr. T and the Women, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, The Flunky, 2000.

Mrs. Crowley, The Cookout, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Film Work:

(Uncredited) Executive producer, The Norseman, 1978.

(As Farrah Fawcett-Majors) Producer, Steel, 1980.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Jill, Butterflies Are Free, Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1980.

(Off-Broadway debut) Marjorie, Extremities, West Side Arts Theatre, 1983.

Title role, Bobbi Boland, New Voice Theatre, New York City, then Cort Theatre, New York City, 2003.


Video Appearances:

(And producer, editor, and choreographer of live-action segments) Farrah Fawcett: All of Me (also known as Playboy Farrah Fawcett: All of Me), 1997.

The Journey of "The Apostle," Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

The Making of "Dr. T and the Women," Artisan Entertainment, 2001.



Newsmakers 1998, Gale, 1998.


Entertainment Weekly, September 4, 1998, p. 11; February 18, 2000, p. 96.

Los Angeles Times Magazine, August 14, 1998, p. A3; June 6, 1999, p. 16.

McCall's, April, 1998, p. 26.

Movieline, September, 2000, pp. 62-65, 98.

People Weekly, December 29, 1997, p. 167; February 23, 1998, p. 73; October 18, 1999, p. 99; October 23, 2006, p. 64.

TV Guide, October 28, 2000, pp. 22-28; September 21, 2002, p. 12; July 24, 2005, p. 33.

US, November, 1998, pp. 90-91.


Farrah Fawcett Official Site, http://www.farrahfawcett.us, December 26, 2006.


Farrah Fawcett: The E! True Hollywood Story (television special), E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Headliners & Legends: Farrah Fawcett (television special), MSNBC, 2000.

Intimate Portrait: Farrah Fawcett (television special), Lifetime, 2004.