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Goodbye, Angel…

Posted by joyinhome on June 30, 2009

250px-CharliesangelsGood morning Angels.

“Good morning Charlie!”

The beautiful Angels gathered around the speaker phone, dressed stylishly while exchanging banter with Bosely. They listened attentively, hanging onto every word of their employer, Charlie. 


I was a devoted fan tuning in everyday, afterschool at 4pm. I couldn’t wait to see the case assigned the private investigators of The Charles Townsend Agency- the Angels- and how Kelly (my fav), Sabrina and Jill (then Kris/Tiffany/Julie) would get out of the danger that awaited at every turn.

CA_FFAlthough Farrah Fawcett-Majors (Feb. 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) left after the first year (w/ recurring cameos to follow), she debuted on the hit show which was wildy popular among women during its run (1976-1981), which made her an international star. Although Charlie’s Angels was created to appeal to a male audience, it had the opposite effect. Young women dominated the viewership, tuning in to watch the stylish, strong and independent women excel in a male-dominated industry.

After leaving the show, Fawcett-Majors went on to receive Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Farrah_Fawcett_iconic_pinup_1976her television work and approval for off-broadway performances. Fawcett-Majors was also known as a sex symbol whose 1976 poster remains the best selling of all time – more than 12 million copies sold.

Fawcett- Majors, cultural icon and mother, lost her battle with cancer on June 25, 2009 after periods of remission and the making of Farrah’s Story, the poignant documentary of her herioc struggle with the disease filmed by friend Alana Stewart.


One Response to “Goodbye, Angel…”

  1. businesswom said

    Nice reflections. It was remarkable how she allowed the public to experience her battle with cancer to shed light on the disease.

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