This is the poster that once graced a gazillion teenaged boys’ bedrooms:
The news that Farah Fawcett has died came as no surprise today; she’s been seriously ill a very long time. But it’s still a shock, somehow, for those who remember her as the hot young blond with the sumptuous tresses, the chiseled features, and the sexy athletic body.
I hardly watched any of her performances. But one would have had to be off on a desert island to have remained unaware of her during her heyday. I recall that despite her early bimbo roles she later emerged as a serious and very capable actress, not an easy transition to make. And at sixty-two, she died much too young.