Cheryl Ladd & Jaclyn Smith
The ageless Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith were dazzling Saturday night at the TV Land Awards where Charlie’s Angels received an award and their late co-star, Farrah Fawcett was remembered in a tribute. (Nice of Farrah to receive her due after that infuriating Oscar snub last month.)
Cheryl and Jaclyn were handed the pop culture award after Ryan O’Neal introduced a Farrah who died last year.
USA Today reports that Jaclyn and Cheryl recalled when their show was a phenomenon in the 1970s.
“We were rock stars,” Jaclyn said.
Added Cheryl: “We had to sneak in the back doors of restaurants.”
The two were happy to receive the award acknowledgment, but Smith said it was “bittersweet, because we’re missing a lot of members of our family.” They include not only Farrah but John Forsythe, the voice of Charlie, who passed away earlier this month.
“It was so beautiful,” Cheryl said of the Farrah tribute.
“And well-deserved,” continued Smith, noting her omission from the Academy Awards’ recap of the year’s deaths. “It was sad she was left out at the Oscars, but certainly tonight she wasn’t. … You can see the distance her career went and how accomplished she became. And along with it, she was an interesting person, a good person to know, a good person to have on your side. I miss her.”
Cheryl and Jaclyn were members of the show’s cast for four and five years, respectively – longer than any of the other cast members including Farrah (1 full season plus three episodes in seasons 3 and 4), Kate Jackson (3 seasons), Shelly Hack (1 season) and Tanya Roberts (1 season).
They not only were the backbone of the show for most of its run, they are also two very lovely ladies who have conducted themselves with such grace and class over the years.
The gala will be aired on TV Land on Sunday, April 25.