I know we usually blog on casting news and the latest happenings in movies, but it's sad to hear that Farrah Fawcett, who's been battling cancer for the last three years, died this morning at a Santa Monica hospital at age 62.
Although the golden-haired beauty who came to fame in the '70s as the star of "Charlie's Angels" was never able to quite break through on the big screen, anyone who watched her in the '80s as the abused characters at the heart of projects like Extremities and "The Burning Bed" know that any missed movie opportunities were in no way due to a lack of talent.
While she had been mainly appearing in smaller TV projects throughout the '90s and early 2000's, Fawcett did have a notable co-starring role in Robert Duvall's 1997 film The Apostle, and she always remained well-beloved to her countless fans. This past May, NBC's documentary "Farrah's Story," detailing her battle with cancer and her relationships with long-time beau Ryan O'Neal and troubled son Redmond, attracted close to 9 million viewers.
There were plenty of up and down moments in Fawcett's life (her off-again/on-again relationship with O'Neal, a dazed appearance on David Letterman, her brawl with producer, ex-boyfriend James Orr and her son's drug arrests), but I know most of us will remember Fawcett as an "angel" whose incredible beauty was undeniable, and whose courageous spirit left an even stronger impression. TV and movies, she was a one-of-a-kind star and person, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.