June 25, 2009

Farewell, Farrah.

An icon passes.





ADDED: "I love to smell the sunset."

38 comments:

traditionalguy said...

The God who created a woman like Farrah was a great artist. Sad day.

Sy said...

Farrah's smile was second to none.

OT - I hate to be a guy with the last name Hooker. Imagine if a woman marries such a man - Farrah Hooker ...not so much.

PatCA said...

"The God who created a woman like Farrah was a great artist."

Well said. RIP, beautiful Farrah.

bagoh20 said...

That's how I will remember her: A vision of female perfection in countenance and approachable poise.

Such beautiful things in the world and so little time to savor them.

Decades of her was not enough.

SteveR said...

For men of my age (I'm 52) there was a very personal relationship with Farrah Fawcett that time did not diminish. Too bad folks like Barbara Walters will exploit it. No TV special can convey her impact nor her beauty.

Tibore said...

Sad now. :(

Cedarford said...

100 years from now, freshmen studying iconic American pictures of the 20th century will see the Farrah poster.
And feel hot, short of breath, seriously bothered.

Cancer is such a thief of life. We want to go out in old age, or suddenly....not in the ever-diminishing to us...years-long dance with death that cancer or Alzheimers is.

In other sad news, yesterday, the South Pole doctor that was the one that had to do a biposy on herself and was part of an international rescue effort of hundreds 10 years ago, succumbed to breast cancer.

Doctor Jerri Nielsen Fitzgerald was 57.

A 2003 TV movie was made of that 1999 real-life drama. Susan Sarandon starred as the doctor. Ironically, the doctor thought Meryl Streep or Farrah Fawcett would have been a better casting "fit".

Laurie said...

This makes me very sad. Weird, that of all the celebrity passings, this should hit me this way because I wasn't necessarily a big fan (tho' I didn't dislike her either). I guess because I suddenly, at 51, feel very old.

The Drill SGT said...

I wasn't a fan of her acting, but that smile was so big, the eyes deep, and the hair framed it all, dragging you away from the teasing breasts. The perfect LA Girl.

Jennifer said...

I know very little about her except that she was obviously very beautiful. But, I've always gotten the sense that she was hugely iconic for a whole generation. Sad day.

John said...

I still remember the Farrah posters that decorated many rooms in my frat house in the early to mid seventies. That great smile and the fabulous locks just drew one in to look, and sigh. I lost my wife to cancer 3 years ago at the age of 50. The last month of her life, our GP and I conspired to take her from the Oncologists and bring her home. So I was the primary caregiver and could help my daughters, then ages 15 and 17 to adjust to the inevitable. I feel for Mr. O'Neil and pray for her soul.

bagoh20 said...

SteveR,

I'm with ya, man. Can't really explain it, but for us, she had it like no other. An indescribable attractiveness.

Leland said...

I met her once. She went to my mom's high school, so she was at a reunion. Nice person.

Anthony said...

I was sad when they announced that they had suspended treatments. I was a teenager when The Poster came out and, although I didn't have one (I don't think I did anyway, maybe I did), I still remember being mesmerized that anyone could be just so gosh-darn beautiful. Like there was not a single flaw, everything in proportion. The perfect 1970s girl. The poster that launched a thousand nipples.

Maggie45 said...

RIP, Lovely Lady. My prayers are with Ryan and her son.

John, God bless you for what you did for your wife, and your girls, and yourself. What a gift.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Cancer is such a thief of life. We want to go out in old age, or suddenly....not in the ever-diminishing to us...years-long dance with death that cancer or Alzheimers is.


I agree wholheartedly. I don't fear dying, I fear the suffering and the indiginity of wasting away. I've seen far too much of what cancer has done in my family so my treatment should I get it is a bottle of Jack Daniels and a .38

The Drill SGT said...

Hoosier,

get something that ends in .4, like an M1911A1 45 caliber.

Too any people survive being shot with a .38

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shake-and-bake said...

I first saw her in 1970 in the otherwise forgettable movie Myra Breckinridge. I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. The vision of her in bed with Raquel Welch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M47vXpdvnZk - was seared in my young memory forever.

Alex said...

She was great in "Logan's Run", fantabulous!

RIP Farrah.

nansealinks said...

pantsuits, one of my beginnings in altering patterns and fashion design in the mid seventies.

ditto jeans

she looks the best at 1:30 in the top video. I wonder what moment she herself will say that got right in heaven

chuck b. said...

Godspeed Farrah!

Big Mike said...

I still remember her commercial for Noxzema shave cream.

David said...

A great beauty, a genuine star and a fool for love. May peace follow you Farrah.

Maxine Weiss said...

It was a thoroughly American look.

No need to explain the reason why American women don't have that look anymore.

Wouldn't wanna get deleted on such a sad day.

former law student said...

Breaking celebrity news -- Michael Jackson rushed to hospital, supposedly with cardiac arrest:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529103,00.html

Maxine Weiss said...

Really?

The shock of these back-to-back events just triggered one of my Liz Taylor back spasms.

PatCA said...

Farrah's sister died of cancer too apparently. Terrible when it's in the family.

Terry said...

Somewhere in Heaven, Farrah is dancing on a cloud with the millions of kittens who died on her behalf over the decades.

Not just an actress, but an American icon. Think Marilyn Monroe, but with better hair. She will be missed.

Hucbald said...

Damn cancer.

I'm 51 so, yeah, I had a thing for her back in her Charlie's Angels days.

Nice tribute, Althouse.

Charlie said...

She's got bumps! I love bumps. When I look at her I get bumps too.

Charlie

Lem said...

RIP Farrah

Eddie said...

My favorite performance of hers was in The Apostle. I also have fond memories of that famous poster which I had in my room too.

Roger J. said...
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Roger J. said...

RIP Ms Fawcett--an extraordinarily beautiful lady.

Cedarford: thank you for the remembrance of the brave lady who also succumbed to cancer--Dr Fitzgerald. That was very classy of you.

RIP MS Fawcett and Dr Fitzgerald

peter hoh said...

Farrah is pissed.

Nagarajan Sivakumar said...

Tunku Varadarajan speaks for the foreign males of his generation at Forbes - in his view, she was America's Ambassador.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/26/farrah-fawcett-michael-jackson-poster-opinions-columnists-tunku-varadarajan.html

Nagarajan Sivakumar said...

Southern women.. are such amazing natural beauties - had no idea that Farah was a Texan... What a smile !

She truly is an angel. And she will join the rest of her kind in heaven.