Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Tribute: Farrah Fawcett

posted by Nell Minow

We mourn the loss of the beautiful and talented Farrah Fawcett, who died this morning after a long bout with cancer. She came to attention as the athletic Jill on “Charlie’s Angels.” Her dazzling smile and girl-you-wish-was-next door look quickly led to the poster that became a twelve million-selling sensation. Her departure from the show after the first year was rancorous, but she proved herself to be a gifted actress, with outstanding work in “The Burning Bed,” “Extremities,” “See You in the Morning,” and “The Apostle.” She married Ryan O’Neal last week, after an on-and-off relationship that spanned decades. She will be fondly remembered and she will be missed.



  • http://tinyurl.com/lrapd6 Mandy Lynn

    I can’t say I was unprepared for this moment, but it still hit me like a punch in the gut.
    I was 15 when Charlie’s Angels came out and I already had The Poster. (My dad eagerly bought one each for my brother and me.) I watched the show, I clipped her pictures out of magazines, read books about her, I devoured everything Farrah. She was my Marilyn Monroe. These photos remind me how beautiful she was inside AND out!
    http://tinyurl.com/lrapd6

  • Alicia

    I was not a “Charlie’s Angels” fan, but of course anyone who grew up in the 70′s remembers Farrah. I first remember her from the “Ultrabright” toothpaste commercials.
    “Mother had a feeling, I might be too appealing, so mother never told me about Ultrabright! Mother thought that all the whitening would make me too exciting, so mother never told me about Ultrabright.”
    I’ll be on vacation for the next week or so. Happy movie-watching!

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Alicia! Have a great vacation and I hope it includes some movies!

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thank you, Mandy. This is a beautiful tribute.

  • Pingback: Farrah fawcett movies

Previous Posts

How Do Movies Show Time Passing?
Someone once said that movies are "pieces of time." A few take place in "real time." Alfred Hitchcock's experiment, "Rope," unfolds in just the time it takes us to watch it, all in what appears to be one seamless shot. But others take place over days, weeks, years, even generations. Slavko Vorkap

posted 8:00:40am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Boring TV Makes You Fat
A new study finds that boring television leads to mindless snacking and that leads to putting on pounds. So, watch programs that excite and engage you. Or, if the show is boring, turn off the television.

posted 8:00:05am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Switched at Birth and the End of Life
I'm a big fan of ABC Family's Switched at Birth and have appreciated its complicated characters, honest and heartfelt relationships, and compelling storylines, as well as its unprecedented, in-depth portrayal of the deaf community. Last week's episode may have been the all-time best (SPOILER ALERT)

posted 3:59:49pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Comic-Con 2014
It's here!  San Diego Comic-Con begins Wednesday night in San Diego and I'll be there.  This is my favorite event of the year, a chance to find out what everyone will be watching, listening to, playing, and otherwise enjoying over the next few years.  As I always say, this is the Iowa caucuses of

posted 8:00:20am Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Wish I Was Here
My intention was to review Zach Braff's new film without mentioning the controversy he stirred up in funding it via Kickstarter.  My view was that what mattered was the movie itself, and the kerfluffle over how it was all paid for was beside the point.  But it turns out that it is the point.  "Sc

posted 7:21:07pm Jul. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.