Friday, June 26, 2009

In memoriam Farrah Fawcett

Fawcett, 62, died Thursday morning at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, after being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006.

Read it yesterday on TV-text, it’s always sad when somebody dies that young.
I will keep her in my memory as one of the Angels, that’s what she always was to me, part of the Angels, together with Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson.
And who could’ve resisted at age nine or ten a show featuring three beautiful crime fighting women. But it’s never fair to reduce an actor to a single role, I do remember her naturally from her short appearance in Logan’s Run, too, and from starring in Saturn City.

I also will remember her from playing Marjorie in Extremities, a movie about a woman taking revenge on a rapist. More than the Death Wish movies did, and more than the ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan movies did, Extremities stirred up the emotions here and started a heated discussion about how far has revenge a right to go?
Maybe it’s just the idea of a woman taking revenge that traditionally sits uneasy with the masses. However, Extremities was a heavily discussed movie, a difficult to stomach one, and an important one at that.
Kudos for taking that role.

Thank you for the memories Farrah and my condolences to friends and family mourning her death.

In closing let me quote Christina Applegate:

Today please donate money to a great cancer organization for research. This damn disease has taken another. We must find a cure. Farrah RIP.

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