Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Farrah Fawcett. Check it out!
Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. Born in Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Fawcett (Pauline Alice Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong arts program. She attended the University of Texas in Austin, graduating with a degree in Microbiology, but only wanted to be an actress.
Interesting Facts about Farrah Fawcett
- This was revealed that her cancer has returned after three months of her being cancer-free. She was having a routine check-up and a small polyp was found that turned out to be malignant and she underwent treatment again. She was to have a steel seed implanted that will emit radiation. [May 2007]
- She and her “Charlie’s Angels” (1976) costar Jaclyn Smith considered it a prestigious honor when “Time” magazine wanted to put them with their other costar Kate Jackson on their November 22, 1976 cover. But the producers wanted them to give up their lunch hour to do it, and Kate balked at it. She had frequently stopped the producers from overworking them and saw this as one more way for them to encroach on their personal time. She locked herself in with her trailer with Farrah and Jaclyn and told the producers that the door was stuck and won’t open. The three friends had their lunch together for 45 minutes, when the producers struggled to open the door and begged them to pose for “Time” magazine, which they did in the last 15 minutes of their lunch hour. It became one of the favorite times that the three friends shared on the show.
- Best friends with Alana Stewart.
- Officially declared cancer-free on February 2, 2007.
- Parents are James Fawcett and Pauline Fawcett (who passed away on March 4, 2005).
- Was a huge fan of Van Morrison. When she was dying of cancer and too sick to attend one of his concerts, Morrison taped it especially for her. It was one of the last things she ever watched.
- She had English roots (two of her paternal great-grandparents, John Fawcett and Clara Flavel, were born in England, John in Hull, Yorkshire, and Clara in Sheffield, Yorkshire).
- Dated Arpad Busson in 1982 during a brief separation from Ryan O’Neal. Arpad was 19 and Farrah was 35.
- Goldie Hawn replaced Farrah in Foul Play (1978), because of the lawsuit brought by “Charlie’s Angels” producers who had prevented her from acting in it. Years later, she took over for Hawn who dropped out of Dr. T & the Women (2000).
- Attended and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas (1965). Her classmates voted her “most beautiful”.
- Listed (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) as one of 12 “Promising New Actors of 1976” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 28.
- She hadn’t met Kate Jackson officially until they were both cast in “Charlie’s Angels” (1976), at which time Kate told her that she had first seen her at a party when she first came to Hollywood and thought that if all girls as beautiful as her, she didn’t have a chance and might as well go home to Alabama. Jaclyn Smith and Farrah had worked together before on a Max Factor commercial, and they liked each other. Kate met Jaclyn at an audition for another show, and they developed a comradery. But it was “Charlie’s Angels” that put all three of them together in the same room for the first time, and they became close friends, a friendship that lasted until Farrah’s death. After her death, both Kate and Jaclyn have kept Farrah’s legacy alive.
Personal Quotes by Farrah Fawcett
I find that, for me, personally – and this is in everyday life – if I’m not growing, if I can’t be stimulated in a conversation, then I am bored. And I’m not good when I’m bored.Farrah Fawcett
I was terrified of getting the chemo. It’s not pleasant. And the radiation is not pleasant.Farrah Fawcett
I would rather make feature movies because, let’s face it, you take more time. You take seven days to do a show, and you take three or four months to do a movie.Farrah Fawcett
This experience has also humbled me by giving me a true understanding of what millions of others face each day in their own fight against cancer.Farrah Fawcett