Who didn’t know the smiling blonde-maned beauty in the red one piece swimsuit whose picture hung in places deemed special to teenage boys and men all over the world?
And the child star who became the “King of Pop” and moon walked into our lives with a glove on one hand?
Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.
Farrah Fawcett portrayed Jill Munroe, a private eye on Charlie’s Angels. She became the most famous of the trio of angels even though she spent only one season on the show. Her career had some ups and downs after she left the show.
Then came her dramatic role in 1984’s The Burning Bed, which earned her an Emmy nomination and the rightful status of a great actress. There was also Extremities in 1986, which was a roll she first starred in on stage. She landed on the cover of Playboy (not for the first time) in December of 1995 at the age of 50 and the magazine sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
The 1976 Life Magazine picture of her in the iconic red swimsuit is what she'll always be best known for.
Michael Jackson, a great singer – a pop icon. In the words of some of his fans: I loved his music, the greatest performer ever, I grew up on his music and I can’t believe he’s gone. There are many, many more, all proclaiming love and sadness.
Thriller, released in 1982, is still the all time top selling album worldwide. In Michael’s own words “I’m bad”. Remember Billie Jean and the infamous moonwalk on Motown’s 25? When I went to You Tube to see I’m Bad and Billie Jean, my favorite videos, it didn’t shock me that most there had views in the millions.
His singing, his voice is silent.
My thoughts are with both families. Farrah and Michael will be missed.
If you want to share your favorite songs, movies – whatever – feel free to leave a comment. Or just read and remember. Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele