Remembering Farrah Fawcett

Published 3:06 PM ET, Tue December 3, 2013
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This Andy Warhol portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett is at Fawcett's alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. Fawcett bequeathed her art collection to the university after she died of cancer in 2009. Click through the gallery to see photos from Fawcett's life and career. blanton museum/university of texas
Fawcett and her future husband, actor Lee Majors, are seen out on the town in Los Angeles in December 1969. The two were married from 1973 to 1982. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Fawcett played Mary Ann Pringle in the 1970 movie "Myra Breckinridge." Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images
Fawcett appears with Majors in the television show "The Six Million Dollar Man" in December 1974. ABC Photo Archives/ABC/Getty Images
Fawcett's big break came in 1976, when she starred alongside Jaclyn Smith, left, and Kate Jackson in the television show "Charlie's Angels." ABC Photo Archives/ABC/Getty Images
Fawcett is seen in Acapulco, Mexico, where she was shooting the movie "Sunburn" in 1978. Eric Marrapodi/CNN
Fawcett is held by Kirk Douglas in a scene from the film "Saturn 3" in 1980. Associated Film Distribution/Getty Images
A Polaroid portrait of Fawcett, taken by Warhol, is displayed at Sotheby's in New York during a preview of The Polaroid Collection in June 2010. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
After Fawcett's divorce from Majors, she and actor Ryan O'Neal began a long-term relationship that lasted until her death. Steve Dykes/AP
Fawcett and O'Neal's son, Redmond, was born January 30, 1985, in Los Angeles. Richard D'Amore/Tanner Associated/AP
Fawcett stars in the title role of "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story" in 1987. Eric Marrapodi/CNN
Fawcett and O'Neal star in the ABC movie "Small Sacrifices" in 1989. ABC/Getty Images
To many, Fawcett will always be best known for this pinup poster, which sold a reputed 12 million copies after its release in 1976. The poster and the red swimsuit she wore were enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum in February 2011. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images