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Farrah Fawcett’s memory

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Mar 8th, 2010
2010
Mar 8

TRIBUTES

Farrah Fawcett’s memorial omitted by the Academy

 

 

 By Allan R. Ellenberger

 

My mother taught me that if you make a mistake, own up to it, make it right if you can, and then move on. Obviously the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences believes otherwise. However they admit that the omission of Farrah Fawcett in their memorial at this years Oscar ceremonies was not an error.

 

“I would not say that it was an oversight,” Leslie Unger, spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told E! News. “No matter how carefully and how conscientiously people address who is included, there are people who just simply can’t be.”

 

I agree, it is impossible to include every entertainment personality that has passed on during the previous year. But some inclussions to me seem to be a no-brainer — and Farrah Fawcett is one of them.

 

I’m the first to admit that I was not a huge fan of Charlie’s Angels — but I get it. But once Farrah left and moved into television and film, I became an admirer — The Burning Bed (1984), Extremities (1986), Poor Little Rich Girl (1987) all cemented her place in film history. And her fight to beat the cancer that finally took her life earned her the admiration of people around the world.

 

The Academy can’t be shocked by today’s reaction to their oversight —  they had to know some kind of response would be forthcoming. Farrah’s longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal said of the omission:

 

“Farrah was a member of the Academy for over 40 years and we could not believe she did not get a mention. It was a terrible decision and very hurtful,” he said. O’Neal added that he and his daughter Tatum O’Neal plan to write to the Academy asking for an explanation. 

 

Others shared the disappointment. Oscar winner, Jane Fonda wrote, “Where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included.”

 

Film critic Roger Ebert wrote via Twitter: “Major fail. … No Farrah in the memorial. They have a whole lot of ‘splaining to do.”

 

But according to Ms. Unger, no apology or explanation is forthcoming. That’s okay. I have a feeling that by the end of the week, Ms. Unger will be forgotten, but Farrah will endure in the memories of her fans for years to come. In any case, click below for a brief photo tribute. Rest in peace, Angel!

 

 

 

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Farrah Fawcett’s Final Resting Place

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Nov 5th, 2009
2009
Nov 5

LOS ANGELES CEMETERIES

Farrah Fawcett’s grave marker

 

Fawcett Farrah-marker

 (Photo courtesy Mike Francis)

 

Farrah Fawcett

February 2, 1947, Corpus Christi, Texas

June 25, 2009, Santa Monica, California

Westwood Memorial Park

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Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 30th, 2009
2009
Jun 30

FUNERALS/MEMORIALS

Farrah Fawcett is remembered at downtown L.A. funeral

 

Farrah Fawcett's funeral

  

Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2009

 

The life of “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett was celebrated today at a private funeral in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

 

Her longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal, was among pallbearers who accompanied the casket, covered in yellow and orange flowers, into the Roman Catholic cathedral. 

 

Click here to continue reading

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Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 27th, 2009
2009
Jun 27

FUNERALS/MEMORIALS

Farrah Fawcett’s funeral to be held next Tuesday

 

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal

 

Farrah Fawcett’s funeral has been set for this coming Tuesday, June 30th and will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles at 4PM. Fawcett will be laid to rest in a private ceremony which will be open by invitation only.  Her longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal is in charge of all the arrangements. Farrah’s son Redmond O’Neal will be temporarily released from prison to pay respects to his mother.

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Farrah Fawcett’s Walk of Fame Tribute

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 26th, 2009
2009
Jun 26

TRIBUTES

Farrah Fawcett: A quiet show of respect for an Angel

 

Farrah Fawcett

 Farrah Fawcett

(1947 – 2009)

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger
June 26, 2009

 

Just two blocks west of where the crowds are honoring Michael Jackson on Hollywood Boulevard is a display of flowers and senitment for the former “Charlie’s Angels” star, Farrah Fawcett who died just a few hours before Jackson. The handful of people who were there were quiet and reverent in their display of affection for Farrah. Rest in Peace Angel!

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute at Grauman's

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute

 

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute

 

 

Farrah Fawcett tribute

 

Click here to read Andre Soares tribute to Farrah Fawcett at the Alternative Film Guide

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Farrah Fawcett’s Obituary

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 25th, 2009
2009
Jun 25

OBITUARY

Farrah Fawcett dies at 62; actress rose above ‘Charlie’s Angels’

 

Farrah Fawcett

 

A rare cancer claims the 1970s pinup beauty. First known for her looks and hairstyle, she captivated critics with ‘Burning Bed’ and other serious roles. Later, she chronicled her illness.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2009

 

Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television’s campy “Charlie’s Angels” and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation’s favorite pinup, died today at 62, according to Reuters.

 

Click here to continue reading the Los Angeles Times obituary for Farrah Fawcett

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Farrah Fawcett Hospitalized…

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 6th, 2009
2009
Apr 6

CELEBRITY NEWS

Farrah Fawcett hospitalized in Los Angeles

 

 

 

Former ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star, 62, has been battling cancer since 2006

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The Associated Press
April. 6, 2009
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NEW YORK – Farrah Fawcett, who has struggled with cancer since 2006, has checked into a Los Angeles hospital but is “not on death’s door,” a producer who has worked with the actress said on Monday.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Ryan O’Neal and Son Booked…

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Sep 17th, 2008
2008
Sep 17

BREAKING NEWS

Ryan O’Neal, son Redmond booked on suspicion of drug possession

 

Actor Ryan O’Neal, left, and his son Redmond O’Neal are shown in a combination photograph of their booking mug shots released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department to Reuters Sept. 17, 2008, following their arrest Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance

 

The Sheriff’s Department says it was doing a probation search involving Redmond O’Neal at his father’s Malibu home when deputies found the two in possession of methamphetamine.

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By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 17, 2008

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Ryan O’Neal and his son were being booked on suspicion of narcotics possession this morning after a probation search at the actor’s Malibu home, authorities said.

 

Deputies found Redmond O’Neal, 24, in possession of methamphetamine while a vial of the drug was found in Ryan O’Neal’s bedroom, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.

 

The father and son will be held in lieu of $10,000 bail, he said.

 

The O’Neals were detained shortly after 7:15 a.m. during a probation search related to a case involving Redmond O’Neal. The two were taken to the sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills station.

 

Redmond, whose mother is actress Farrah Fawcett, was arrested last year on charges related to carrying heroin and crystal meth while driving under the influence in Malibu.

 

He pleaded not guilty to drug possession and one misdemeanor DUI charge as part of a deal intended to help him avoid jail. He was sentenced to three years probation and $1,688 in fines for the DUI charge.

 

In another case from 2005, Redmond O’Neal was placed on probation stemming from an arrest on suspicion of methamphetamine and cocaine possession.

 

Ryan O’Neal, 67, was arrested last year on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm after firing a gunshot during an argument with another son, Griffin O’Neal.

 

The actor told authorities that Griffin, 43, picked up a fireplace poker and started swinging it. Griffin grazed him four or five times and “aimed at my head, I ducked, he hit his own girlfriend in the head,” Ryan O’Neal said at the time.

 

The actor said he fired a warning shot intended to scare his son.

 

The elder O’Neal was nominated for an Oscar for the 1970 movie Love Story.

 

andrew.blankstein@latimes.com

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