Sunday, March 21, 2010


Farrah Fawcett secretly planned to reunite with ex-husband Lee Majors on stage in Las Vegas in the final years before her death, has confirmed exclusively.

In a secret the Charlie's Angels star took to her grave, she and Majors, best known for his role in The Six Million Dollar Man, had agreed to end their two decades of estrangement in the most spectacular and public circumstance.Majors, through his management, confirmed to the pair had been booked to recreate A.R. Gurney's famous play Love Letters, a drama about two lovers who spend a lifetime trying to get together.

But Fawcett's cancer recurrence in May 2007 sidelined the project permanently.Majors' manager Denny Bond said the two, who married in 1973 and separated just six years later, had engaged he and Craig Nevius, the filmmaker now being sued by Fawcett's estate, to produce and direct the stage show.

"For a period of months Craig Nevius and I worked with several bookers for Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett to go on the road with Love Letters," Bond told

"We had many discussions with Lee and Farrah and we had planned on a Las Vegas opening and doing a Los Angeles charity performance for her soon to be established cancer foundation as the kick-off to the tour," Bond added.Fawcett and Majors married at the height of their fame; she with Charlies Angels and he with The Six Million Dollar Man. After divorcing, Fawcett entered an on-again, off-again long-term relationship with Ryan O'Neal.

She didn't speak with Majors again until 2006, at the time she was diagnosed with anal cancer. He made contact with Fawcett, according to reports at the time of her death.

According to one source, when UCLA declared Fawcett cancer free, she was excited to go back to work."

She thought she could combine it with a quest to raise money for cancer research," the confidant told

The project would have utilized pictures and home movies of Fawcett and Majors through the years, added the source.

The last time Fawcett and Majors had worked together was in the pilot episode of his 80s series The Fall Guy, in which the actress made a cameo as herself.Nevius, who is embroiled in a bitter legal stoush with Fawcett's estate and is also suing her ex O'Neal, confirmed his involvement."

Love Letters was the perfect stage play for the two of them. Lee would have played a conservative, no-nonsense politician who had been in love with his childhood sweetheart for decades," explained Nevius."Farrah would have played his childhood sweetheart who grew up to be an eccentric, free-spirited artist.

In fact, we were planning on using Farrah’s real art in the production."Farrah had a lot of ideas. She was excited about the whole thing. So was Lee.
“I’m sorry the two of them never got to work together again. But I am glad Farrah and Lee re-connected, in real life. "That was important. I know it was to Farrah.”

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The "Snub" of Fawcett

Fawcett & O'Neal Present at the Oscars

Why does it make so many angry? First, it was a deliberate choice to exclude Farrah from the memorial telecast. Fawcett made over fourteen films for theatrical distribution in ADDITION to all the films she made for television. She was also a voting member of the academy for over thirty years and a member for forty years. She, along with Ryan O-Neal, presented at the Oscars. Fawcett was nominated for a Golden Globe for Extremities and an Independent Spirit Award for her role in The Apostle.

Farrah Fawcett fought against the “type casting” that plagued her early career. She fought for and brought about roles for herself that helped her grow and stretch as an actress. She could have complacently coasted throughout the entire run of Charlie’s Angels and been satisfied with cameos and “giggle/jiggle” guest spots and lived an extremely wealthy and easy life. She didn’t.

She made deliberate choices that left people scratching their heads and wondering, “What is she thinking?”

Fawcett rose to fame in an age when internet didn’t exist. Before VCRs and plastic surgery was the rage for up and coming starlets, Fawcett defied gravity in a red bathing suit and tussled blonde hair and captured the spirit of all that was wholesome and beautiful with a thousand watts of light smile but behind that smile was a smart and determined lady who new the value of her percentages.

It was not happenstance that Fawcett left Charlie’s Angels and a deal was struck for recurring appearances. She didn’t sign her contract. Yes, Lee Majors wanted her home but it was her determination to get her cut that left that contract unsigned.

That’s not the action of someone who is simple minded.

Fast forward and you now have someone who determined via committee that Fawcett shouldn’t be in the memorial because she is a “television” actress. She was dismissed and belittled (as if being just a television actor is beneath the academy, where did George Clooney get his start?) and it was decided that she wouldn’t be included.

It was not only callous and uncontainable, it was wrong.

Fawcett fought her way onto the silver screen and she fought for her place in the Academy as an actor. She deserved to be recognized for her strengths as an artist alongside her peers. She did not deserve to be omitted especially by conscious choice.

It would be easier to understand if it were an oversight but the deliberation and decisive statements made by the Academy show a level of self inflated superiority that leave a bad taste long after the words have been read and processed.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Movie Clips on YOUTube for Farrah

Farrah Movie Clips see it on
I put together a clip montage of some of her films.
If you do watch it, please rate it.

Farrah Fawcett appeared in fourteen movies for the big screen in addition to the work she was nominated for Emmy's and Golden Globes on television. Fawcett was nominated for a Golden Globe for EXTREMITIES and was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in THE APOSTLE. A member of the Motion Picture Arts & Science Academy for forty years she was overlooked to be included in the memorial tribute at the 2010 Oscars.

No copyright infringement intended, copyright owned by the persons holding copyright.

Thank you to Lionsgate for allowing this to be broadcast.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Apology Issued

Side note: Fawcett appeared in a dozen films, more notably The Apostle, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe Nominee for her work in Extremities. She also appeared in and was praised for her film work in See You In The Morning with Drew Barrymore and Jeff Bridges. She was also a member of the Academy and presented at the Oscars with Ryan O'Neal. All in all she was nominated for six (6) Golden Globes. In 1987 she was nominated for Extremities. In 1998 she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for her work in The Apostle.

Here is the artilce re-posted, the link is above.

( -- It was no oversight.
The executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to the friends, family and fans of Farrah Fawcett, who was conspicuously omitted from Sunday night's Oscar-event tribute to Hollywood personalities who had died over the past year.
While some agents and publicists, besides actors, were included in the memorial, Fawcett, a high-profile star better known for her TV work (who also appeared on the big screen), was not.
Neither was Gene Barry -- who was seen in both versions of "War of the Worlds" -- or Bea Arthur.

Among those criticizing the Academy for its selective omissions were critic Roger Ebert and Oscar-winner Jane Fonda.

In response, the Academy's Bruce Davis, who was responsible for the "in memoriam" segment (and has been since the tradition began in 1993), said late Tuesday: "There's nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show that helps at all. They tend to be surprised and hurt, and we understand that and we're sorry for it."

Davis, who also says he stands by the decision about Fawcett's absence, had considered including her, but ultimately felt her "remarkable television work" would be more appropriately honored at the TV Academy's Emmys (which she was). He also noted that several notable screenwriters were not included in the tribute.

Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal, whose father Ryan O'Neal was Fawcett's longtime companion, also issued a statement Tuesday. It said: "On behalf of myself, my father Ryan O'Neal and my entire family, we are deeply saddened that a truly beautiful and talented actress Farrah Fawcett was not included in the memorial montage during the 82nd Academy Awards. We are bereft with this exclusion of such an international icon who inspired so many for so many reasons. Beautiful, talented Farrah will never be forgotten by her family and amazing fans."

Davis defended the tribute's inclusion of Michael Jackson, who was better known for his musical accomplishment than for his screen work, because the late pop star was the subject of a successful feature documentary last year.