Exit of an 'Angel'

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If you were a young male of a certain age in the 1970s, you probably had The Poster. Against the backdrop of a Southwestern-patterned blanket sat a smiling Farrah Fawcett pictured in a one-piece bathing suit.

The image became ubiquitous -- on posters, T-shirts, even throw rugs. It ranks with images of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable and Christie Brinkley as iconic photographs highlighting female beauty.

Fawcett, who skyrocketed to stardom in the 1970s on the ABC detective TV show Charlie's Angels, died Thursday in a losing battle with cancer. She was 62.

It was that battle that spurred the documentary Farrah's Story, aired May 15 on NBC and drawing nearly 9 million viewers. Her steely determination amid painful, weakening cancer treatments painted a compelling portrait of Fawcett's last days.

In her glory days, she was a pop icon -- a '70s fantasy girl. She tried to shed that image in the '80s and '90s by trying to tackle more serious acting roles, and succeeding in such movies as The Burning Bed, in which she played an abused wife.

But once you go iconic, you can't go back. Her face is a fixture in American pop culture.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/27/09 - 07:06 am
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8 RINOs sold out their

8 RINOs sold out their country as the secret "cap and trade" bill, unread by most representatives, passed the house. The Prezbho continues to seize power with his Czar program and an ever expanding imperial federal government continues to absorb the industries that make our economy work.....and all this editorial page can find to cover is a pair of National Enquirer obituaries? Where's the leadership at the AC?

americafirst
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americafirst 06/27/09 - 07:46 am
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PT, I have been looking but

PT, I have been looking but can't find anywhere that lists who voted yah and who voted nay. Can u help?

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/27/09 - 08:18 am
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Enjoy Heaven, Farrah. I still
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Enjoy Heaven, Farrah. I still have your poster. I regret I never met you and had it autographed. Thanks for slapping us with a dose of reality regarding the horror of cancer.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 06/27/09 - 09:25 am
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If you did not like it, who

If you did not like it, who forced you to read it?

mgroothand
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mgroothand 06/27/09 - 09:35 am
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patriciathomas: The

patriciathomas: The obituaries you mentioned sell a lot more newspapers than the much more important issues you also mentioned. The "nature of the beast" is to sell newspapers.

galaxygrl
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galaxygrl 06/27/09 - 10:25 am
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America, try opencongress.org

America, try opencongress.org

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 06/27/09 - 11:01 am
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Goodbye to a courageous

Goodbye to a courageous lovely lady.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/27/09 - 04:24 pm
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GALAXYGIRL, what exactly does
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GALAXYGIRL, what exactly does your post have to do with Farrah Fawcett's obit?

christie
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christie 06/29/09 - 09:24 pm
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May she never have to suffer

May she never have to suffer from that painful disease no longer. God bless her.

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