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Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was born on the 2nd February 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas USA, of part-British and French descent, and as Farrah Fawcett was an actress, perhaps still best remembered for her appearance in the role of private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series “Charlie’s Angels” in the 1970s, on the ABC channel. Her career was active from 1969 to 2009, when she passed away.
Have you ever wondered how rich Farrah Fawcett was? According to celebrity dot money, it has been estimated that the overall size of Farrah’s net worth was as high as 20 million dollars, the main source of her wealth being her career in the entertainment industry.
Farrah Fawcett was raised with her older sister in a Roman Catholic family, by Pauline Alice Fawcett, a homemaker, and James William Fawcett, who worked as an oil field contractor. She received her initial education at the parish school of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, after which she attended W. B. Ray High School. Later, she enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied Art, but quit education and started to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, as thanks to her beauty she was spotted by Hollywood agent David Mirisch.
Thus, Farrah moved to Los Angeles in 1968, and her career was ready for take-off. At the beginning she signed a contract with Screen Gems, which brought her several appearances in commercials for such products and companies as Max Factor, Beautyrest mattresses, Mercury Cougars automobiles and Noxzema. After that, in the late ‘60s she auditioned for and appeared in several minor roles in such TV series as “Mayberry R.F.D”, “I Dream of Jeannie”, and films “Love Is a Funny Thing”, and “Three`s a Crowd”.
In the 1970s, her acting career took a turn for the better, when Pro Arts Inc. published a poster of her in a red bikini, which later apparently became the best-selling poster in history. After that, Farrah featured more often in high profile films and TV series, including “Harry O” in 1975 and ‘76, “The Six Million Dollar Man” from 1974 to ‘78, and of course the role of Jill Munroe in “Charlie`s Angels” from 1976 to 1980. She also appeared in “Logan`s Run” in 1976, and “Somebody Killed Her Husband” in 1978 among others, all of which added to her net worth.
In the 1980s, her popularity went through the roof, with roles in such productions as “Saturn 3” with Kirk Douglas and Harvey Keitel in lead roles, “Murder In Texas” with Andy Griffith, and Katharine Ross as stars of the film, “Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story”, “The Burning Bed” and “Extremities” among others, steadily boosting her net worth.
The 1990s didn`t change much for Farrah, only the number of roles and so the size of her net worth, as she featured in such films and TV series as “Children Of The Dust” with Michael Moriarty and Sidney Poitier in lead roles, “The Substitute Wife” alongside Lea Thompson and Peter Weller, then “The Apostle” directed by Robert Duvall. Her last film appearance was as Mrs. Crowley in “Cookout” in 2004, but meantime she featured in the TV series “The Guardian” and “Spin City” (2001), all of which also contributed to her net worth.
Thanks to her talents, Farrah received numerous prestigious nominations and awards, including six Golden Globe Award nominations and four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Furthermore, Farrah received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995 for her accomplishments as an actress.
Speaking about her personal life, Farrah Fawcett was married to actor Lee Majors from 1973 to 1982. After that, she was in a relationship with actor Ryan O’Neal, with whom she had a son, and later dated Canadian filmmaker James Orr. In 2006, she was diagnosed with anal cancer, and three years later she died at the age of 62 in Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California – on the 25th June 2009.

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