Farrah -- every older kid had her poster taped up to her wall when I was a seven years old. That poster. You all know it. They sold it in comic books ads that badly suffered from the morray effect along with pin-ups of Sean Cassidy, Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, KISS and R2-D2. Farrah was in Logan's Run. You could get an iron on t-shirt of her from that movie in similar ads. Farrah waded into the sci-fi waters once again as she faced a robot stalker in Saturn 3, the first in a long line of Alien rip-offs scattered throughout the 1980s. In addition to fending off advances from a giant robot with a tiny head, she also had to do love scenes with Kirk Douglas in that one. Harvey Keitel also appeared as Saturn 3's human villain but the producers overdubbed his Brooklyn brogue with an English accent. That would never happen today. Farrah used to be married to Lee Majors of the Six Million Dollar Man. They were a 70s TV power couple for a while there. My sister's boyfriend at the time wanted my sister to try to look more like Farrah. "Only if you look like Lee Majors," was her reply. Farrah became a made for TV battered women's icon in the mid-80s with The Burning Bed. My mother loved that movie. Farrah was wigged out on drugs on Letterman while she hyped her Playboy spread in the 1990s. Still, the American public fell in love with her in the 1970s and never fell out of love with her. She will be missed.
David Carradine and Farrah Fawcett both gone in one month. That childhood of mine is really dying one piece at a time. One request: can some pro wrestlers or B-movie actors save some seal pups from oncoming traffic so I can write about that instead of blogging obits? Please? Thanks.