Farrah fawcett on the dating game
The 2009 NBC documentary Farrah's Story chronicled her battle with the disease. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, where she was voted "most beautiful" by her classmates in her freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.
She posthumously earned her fourth Emmy nomination for her work as a producer on the documentary. Between 19, she attended the University of Texas, where she studied microbiology before switching her major to art.
Her breakthrough role came in 1976 when she was cast as Jill Munroe in Charlie's Angels, alongside Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith.
The show propelled all three to stardom, but especially Fawcett, who was then billed as "Farrah Fawcett-Majors".
Spelling and his business partner eventually chose Fawcett to play Jill Munroe in their upcoming made-for-TV movie, Charlie's Angels, a movie of the week which aired on March 21, 1976, on ABC.
The movie starred Fawcett (then billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors), Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith as private investigators for Townsend Associates, a detective agency run by a reclusive multimillionaire whom the women had never met.
A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she starred as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels (1976–1977).
Fawcett began her career in the 1960s appearing in commercials and guest roles on television.
During the 1970s, she appeared in numerous television series, including recurring roles on Harry O (1974–1976), and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978) with her first husband, film and television star Lee Majors.
Each of the three actresses was propelled to stardom, but Fawcett dominated popularity polls and was soon proclaimed a phenomenon.
After a series of legal battles over her contract with ABC, Cheryl Ladd eventually succeeded her on the show, portraying Jill Munroe's younger sister Kris Munroe.