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July 17, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Farrah Fawcett, who had been nominated previously for three acting Emmys, did not live to see the nomination that one of her closest friends said would have made her the most proud. "This would have meant so much to Farrah," said Alana Stewart, a few hours after learning that "Farrah's Story," a documentary chronicling Fawcett's battle with a rare cancer, had earned a nomination for outstanding nonfiction special. Fawcett was an executive producer of the documentary.
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February 27, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Jim Lange has died, and for some of us that conjures the image of a man with sideburns, a big, easy smile and a TV set dotted with a far-out floral design. Lange, original host of "The Dating Game," appeared in living rooms in the '60s with turtleneck, loud ties and that trademark line "And heeeeere they are!" Later, Lange hosted game shows including "$100,000 Name That Tune," "The New Newlywed Game," but it was "The Dating Game" that brought him fame. The show -- with its question-and-answer format -- was intended to titillate, but now it seems just endearingly goofy.
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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
In a tearful plea in front of cameras, Jaclyn Smith said Monday an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett rightfully belonged to Ryan O'Neal. “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want,” Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse. “I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” The actress, who said she and Fawcett were friends long before they worked together on “Charlie's Angels,” showed up to hear the closing statements of a civil trial in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for its Blanton Museum of Art. "The love of her life was Ryan,” Smith said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda  Pass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side between  Mulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said.
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November 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett created by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal dispute that is scheduled to head to court on Wednesday. Ryan O'Neal, who had a long relationship with the late actress, is fighting the University of Texas at Austin over possession of the painting, which the university claims to own. The parties are set to square off Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. At the time of her death in 2009, Fawcett bequeathed art that she owned to the University of Texas at Austin, which she attended before hitting it big in Hollywood.  The university had reportedly received one Warhol portrait of Fawcett, but O'Neal is in possession of another that is virtually identical.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Wilshire corridor condominium owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has sold for $1.55 million. The 2,767-square-foot unit in the Wilshire building features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted to a third bedroom and 21/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building was constructed in 1991. It features concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool. Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
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August 19, 1998
Producer-director James Orr was convicted Tuesday of a misdemeanor charge in the beating of his ex-girlfriend, actress Farrah Fawcett, during a fight at his mansion near Bel-Air. Orr, 44, was acquitted of a second misdemeanor charge stemming from an Aug. 28, 1997, fracas. But he was convicted for kicking Fawcett and slamming her head on the pavement of his driveway during a fight on Jan. 28 of this year. He could face up to a year in jail and a $6,000 fine when he is sentenced Oct. 6.
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April 28, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Troubled celebrity progeny Redmond O'Neal was allowed a court-approved visit over the weekend with his mother, Farrah Fawcett, who is battling cancer, authorities said Monday. O'Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Fawcett, was arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail. -- Andrew Blankstein
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December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol painting hangs above Ryan O'Neal's bed in his Malibu home. The actor has said it's his favorite place in the house, where he can hear the ocean waves and sometimes talk to the portrait of a woman who died four years ago. But a legal battle over who owns the 1980 portrait has dragged O'Neal to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where ownership of the painting and his relationship with Fawcett have come under the microscope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol painting hangs above Ryan O'Neal's bed in his Malibu home. The actor has said it's his favorite place in the house, where he can hear the ocean waves and sometimes talk to the portrait of a woman who died four years ago. But a legal battle over who owns the 1980 portrait has dragged O'Neal to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where ownership of the painting and his relationship with Fawcett have come under the microscope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
In a tearful plea in front of cameras, Jaclyn Smith said Monday an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett rightfully belonged to Ryan O'Neal. “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want,” Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse. “I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” The actress, who said she and Fawcett were friends long before they worked together on “Charlie's Angels,” showed up to hear the closing statements of a civil trial in which the University of Austin at Texas is attempting to claim the portrait for its Blanton Museum of Art. "The love of her life was Ryan,” Smith said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By David Ng
A portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett created by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal dispute that is scheduled to head to court on Wednesday. Ryan O'Neal, who had a long relationship with the late actress, is fighting the University of Texas at Austin over possession of the painting, which the university claims to own. The parties are set to square off Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. At the time of her death in 2009, Fawcett bequeathed art that she owned to the University of Texas at Austin, which she attended before hitting it big in Hollywood.  The university had reportedly received one Warhol portrait of Fawcett, but O'Neal is in possession of another that is virtually identical.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Wilshire corridor condominium owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has sold for $1.55 million. The 2,767-square-foot unit in the Wilshire building features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted to a third bedroom and 21/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building was constructed in 1991. It features concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool. Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
UCLA Health System has agreed to pay $865,500 as part of a settlement with federal regulators announced Thursday after two celebrity patients alleged that hospital employees broke the law and reviewed their medical records without authorization. Federal and hospital officials declined to identify the celebrities involved. The complaints cover 2005 to 2009, a time during which hospital employees were repeatedly caught and fired for peeping at the medical records of dozens of celebrities, including Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett and then-California First Lady Maria Shriver.
MAGAZINE
July 11, 1999
Gosh! How shocking that Farrah Fawcett encountered misogyny and chauvinism at Playboy of all places ("Reinventing Farrah," by Robin Abcarian, June 6). Why, the last time I smeared my naked body with gold paint and flung it around in front of a bunch of woman-as-sex-toyplation guys, they couldn't have been sweeter, complimenting me on the rapid firing of my brain synapses. And then when I covered my nude torso with pearlescent glitter and rode bareback around the offices of Larry Flynt, they immediately asked me to give an impromptu discourse on quantum physics for the layperson.
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May 3, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, By Dennis McLellan Times Staff Writer
Jay Bernstein, the flamboyant Hollywood personal manager best known as the "star maker" who launched Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers to fame in the 1970s, has died. He was 68. Bernstein, a former Hollywood publicist, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a stroke, publicist Warren Cowan said. Fawcett, Bernstein's longtime friend and client, was at his bedside. "There are no words to express how sad and devastated I am," Fawcett said in a statement.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Wilshire corridor condo owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has come on the market at $1,885,000. Her 2,767-square-foot unit features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted back to a third bedroom and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building, constructed in 1991, has concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool. Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80)
OPINION
February 10, 2011 | Meghan Daum
Surely you noticed this urgent news item over the weekend: The red swimsuit worn by Farrah Fawcett in her iconic 1976 poster has been donated to the Smithsonian's popular culture history collection. Along for the ride were some of Fawcett's "Charlie's Angels" scripts, a Fawcett doll, a hairstyling kit called Farrah's Glamour Center and, of course, the poster itself. Do such artifacts belong at the Smithsonian? That's the question, all right; but seeing the famous photograph has a way of making you forget, for a moment, to ask it. It's pure, perfect 1976.
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