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The Farrah Fawcett Foundation seeks new therapy for HPV-related cancers

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation seeks new therapy for HPV-related cancers

SAN DIEGO, April 8 (UPI) -- The Farrah Fawcett Foundation and others support a research team dedicated to developing a new vaccine for patients who have relapsed from HPV-related cancers.
Alex Cukan
'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Original {i:Dating Show} host Jim Lange died Tuesday at age 81 after suffering a heart attack at his home in California.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
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Ryan O'Neal wins court battle over Andy Warhol painting

Ryan O'Neal wins court battle over Andy Warhol painting

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ryan O'Neal has won a legal challenge to his ownership of Andy Warhol's painting of his late ex-girlfriend Farrah Fawcett, TMZ said.
Jaclyn Smith breaks down over Farrah Fawcett's death

Jaclyn Smith breaks down over Farrah Fawcett's death

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Jaclyn Smith is still mourning the 2009 death of Farrah Fawcett.
Veronica Linares
Ryan O'Neal: Farrah Fawcett portrait is mine

Ryan O'Neal: Farrah Fawcett portrait is mine

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan O'Neal took the stand Monday to lay claim to the portrait of his late lover, Farrah Fawcett, in a court battle that has dug up some of the uglier moments of their nearly 30-year relationship.
Gabrielle Levy
Farrah Fawcett portrait at center of legal brawl

Farrah Fawcett portrait at center of legal brawl

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- An Andy Warhol painting of actress Farrah Fawcett is at the center of a major legal battle, kicking off a two-week trial pitting Fawcett's longtime partner Ryan O'Neal against the University of Texas.
Gabrielle Levy

Civil jury to decide rightful owner of Farrah Fawcett portrait

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The University of Texas has sued actor Ryan O'Neal over an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, who bequeathed her artwork to her alma mater, lawyers said.

Jane Seymour does Pilates to keep fit

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Actress Jane Seymour said she regularly goes to Pilates and some yoga classes near her Hollywood home to keep fit and help her bad back.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
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Ryan O'Neal says he's not afraid to die

Ryan O'Neal says he's not afraid to die

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ryan O'Neal, who is battling prostate cancer, says he is not afraid to die because, if he does, he will see his late partner, Farrah Fawcett.
O'Neal says he has prostate cancer

O'Neal says he has prostate cancer

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ryan O'Neal said Friday he has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Probation revoked for Redmond O'Neal

Probation revoked for Redmond O'Neal

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge revoked the probation of Redmond O'Neal after the son of actor Ryan O'Neal and the late actress Farrah Fawcett admitted using drugs again.
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Ryan O'Neal carries Farrah Fawcett's casket after her funeral service in Los Angeles on June 30, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress and artist. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels, in 1976. Fawcett later appeared Off-Broadway to critical approval and in highly rated and critically acclaimed television movies, in roles often challenging (The Burning Bed; Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story; Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story; Margaret Bourke-White) and sometimes unsympathetic (Small Sacrifices). Fawcett was a sex symbol whose iconic poster, released the same year Charlie's Angels premiered, broke sales records, making her an international pop culture icon. Her hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ferrah Leni Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the younger of two daughters. Her mother, Pauline Alice (née Evans; January 30, 1914 - March 4, 2005), was a homemaker, and her father, James William Fawcett (1917 - August 23, 2010), was an oil field contractor. She was of Irish, French, English, and Choctaw Native American ancestry. Fawcett once said the name "Ferrah" was "made up" by her mother because it went well with their last name; she later changed the spelling.

A Roman Catholic, Fawcett's early education was at the parish school of the church her family attended, St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. She graduated from W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, where she was voted "Most Beautiful" by her classmates in 1965. For three years, 1965–68, Fawcett attended the University of Texas at Austin, living one semester in Jester Center, and she became a sister of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. During her sophomore year, she appeared in a photo of the "Ten Most Beautiful Coeds" from the university, which ran in Cashbox magazine. A Hollywood publicist saw the photo, called Fawcett and over the course of a year urged her to move to Los Angeles, which she did the summer following her junior year, with her parents' permission to "try her luck" in Hollywood over the course of the summer. She did not return.

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