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Jaclyn Smith pays tribute to her Charlie’s Angels co-star Farrah Fawcett

Jaclyn Smith, 73, says she misses Charlie’s Angels co-star Farrah Fawcett ‘every day’ as she marks the 10th anniversary of the beauty’s death

Farrah Fawcett died at age 62 after a long, painful battle with cancer. And Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the bombshell blonde’s passing. 

Her Charlie’s Angels co-star Jaclyn Smith talked to People about the last time she saw her friend of 40 years. 

‘She was in pain and couldn’t stay still,’ said the brunette beauty. ‘I was rubbing her feet, trying to make her feel better. And that relaxed her. We must have talked for three hours about our lives, about our children, about growing up in Texas. The time I spent with Farrah at the end was the best because we appreciated the friendship.’

Sad loss: Farrah Fawcett died at age 62 after a long, painful battle with cancer. And Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the bombshell blonde's passing

Sad loss: Farrah Fawcett died at age 62 after a long, painful battle with cancer. And Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the bombshell blonde’s passing

Smith, 73, also said that Farrah was ‘relentless in her fight.’

Fawcett filmed her cancer fight for a documentary, even showing her bald head after chemo and radiation. And she broke down in tears when hearing tumors had returned to her liver.

‘Who would have dreamed that this girl who was known for the smile and the hair and the glamour would open up the depths of her soul to share with the world?’ Smith told People.

Bad end: Her Charlie's Angels co-star Jaclyn Smith talked to People about the last time she saw her friend of 40 years. Seen in 2018 at a Farrah Fawcett Foundation event in Beverly Hills

Bad end: Her Charlie’s Angels co-star Jaclyn Smith talked to People about the last time she saw her friend of 40 years. Seen in 2018 at a Farrah Fawcett Foundation event in Beverly Hills

The looker from Texas, who was married to Lee Majors and had a long relationship with Ryan O’Neal, launched The Farrah Fawcett Foundation to raise money for research and education. 

When Farrah first told Jaclyn she had cancer, she said the diagnosis shocked her. 

‘She said, “I always thought I might get breast cancer or heart disease but never this” and she started to cry,’ said Smith. ‘I never saw her cry after that.’ 

Last chat: 'She was in pain and couldn't stay still,' said Smith. 'I was rubbing her feet, trying to make her feel better. And that relaxed her. We must have talked for three hours about our lives, about our children, about growing up in Texas.' Farrah in 2004

Last chat: ‘She was in pain and couldn’t stay still,’ said Smith. ‘I was rubbing her feet, trying to make her feel better. And that relaxed her. We must have talked for three hours about our lives, about our children, about growing up in Texas.’ Farrah in 2004

And their friendship was real: ‘What I remember about Farrah is that as much of an eight-by-10 glossy as she was, she was the friend who cheered me on, the girl who loved her parents, the girl down the street.

‘Together, we shared the ups and downs of life, of happiness and sadness. I miss her every day. A lot of people are gone now and that’s hard. I miss them and it’s okay to miss them.’

Smith also touched on the years that she made Charlie’s Angels with Fawcett. 

A team: Fawcett had an on and off relationship with Ryan O'Neal for 30 years. Seen in 2003

A team: Fawcett had an on and off relationship with Ryan O’Neal for 30 years. Seen in 2003

She said that the two, as well as co-star Kate Jackson, had ‘each other’s backs’ on the set. 

‘It was like a college dorm, eating in our trailers together,’ said Jaclyn.

‘Sometimes we’d shop on weekends for what we were going to wear. We were not just actresses working, but girlfriends and it remained that way for 40 years.’ 

Most people think that Farrah was on Charlie’s Angels for all five years, but she actually left the series after season one to pursue dramatic work. 

Angel time: Smith said the three ladies were very close and had 'each other's backs' on the set. Seen in 1976

Angel time: Smith said the three ladies were very close and had ‘each other’s backs’ on the set. Seen in 1976

Quick exit: The series aired from 1976 until 1981. 'When Farrah decided to leave after one season, we all supported her,' said Smith. 'She wasn't afraid to say, This is what I'm gonna do. Farrah wanted to be seen as a serious actress'

Quick exit: The series aired from 1976 until 1981. ‘When Farrah decided to leave after one season, we all supported her,’ said Smith. ‘She wasn’t afraid to say, “This is what I’m gonna do.” Farrah wanted to be seen as a serious actress’

The series aired from 1976 until 1981. 

‘When Farrah decided to leave after one season, we all supported her,’ said Smith.

‘She wasn’t afraid to say, “This is what I’m gonna do.” Farrah wanted to be seen as a serious actress. She marched to her own drum. And once she was accepted as an actress, she went back to Playboy and posed at 50 years old. From a serious actress to a sex symbol again. There was never a boring moment.’

Smith also acknowledged that the show made all of them.

‘It changed our lives. We were sorta like rock stars. When we went to Hawaii for the season opener, we had guards around the clock. We all went on to do our thing, but the power of Charlie’s Angels — it helped define who we were and where we went.’

Lost in space: Fawcett was also seen with Michael York and Jenny Agutter in the sci-fi cult classic Logan's Run in 1976

Lost in space: Fawcett was also seen with Michael York and Jenny Agutter in the sci-fi cult classic Logan’s Run in 1976

  

 

 


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