There were quite a few strange and questionable moments during this past Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. Between some head-scratching winners to an angry George Clooney mystery, from random Kanye West ambushes, to the shocking and inexcusable exclusion of Farrah Fawcett from the In Memoriam section of the program, there was more than enough to talk about at the water cooler the next day.
It didn’t take long for the story behind that random ambush to come out, but why exactly was Fawcett forgotten? Well, the Academy has now attempted to explain their decision (yes, it was a decision), and folks might just be even more enraged knowing why than they were when it was just a question mark.
Continue reading to hear the explanation for yourself.
Farrah Fawcett, the ’70s bombshell with glowing blonde hair, has passed away at a hospital in California after her long battle with cancer. She was 62 years old.
Fawcett’s three-year battle had been very public, keeping fans well up-to-date on her progress in this incredibly difficult fight. She even appeared in a TV documentary called Farrah’s Story, which gave us a close-up look at the actress’s terrible struggles and her determination to finally beat it and find a cure.
Farrah Fawcett first showed up in the late ’60s, appearing briefly on legendary TV shows like I Dream of Jeannie and The Partridge Family. She made many other appearances as well, but it wasn’t until 1976 when she broke out in a big way with her highly-recognized run as one the beloved Angels on Charlie’s Angels, as well as her turn in Logan’s Run. Surprisingly, she only appeared in 29 episodes of Charlie’s Angels which ran from 1976 to 1981, yet she is known all over the world for it. After Angels, she became every man’s dream girl — her poster was on almost every young boy’s wall. She moved on from the show to do a lot more drama work, and she was in well-known movies like The Cannonball Run and Dr. T and the Women.