Farrah Fawcett: An 'Angel' worth remembering 5 years later

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Farrah Fawcett Poster, 1976.File

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By Kurt Schlosser

When Farrah Fawcett passed away on June 25, 2009, it wasn't long before the unexpected death of Michael Jackson took over the headlines for the rest of the day, and year, for that matter.

Five years later, it's worth remembering Fawcett, who died of cancer at 62, as the pinup who won us over with a legendary poster in the '70s, and as an actress who stood out among "Charlie's Angels." After just one season on that ABC series, Fawcett was a star. She went on to achieve critical success elsewhere on television, including an Emmy nod for the 1984 movie "The Burning Bed."

With her trademark megawatt smile and enviable head of feathered and flippable hair, Farrah's beauty helped her achieve celebrity icon status in a time before sex tapes and selfies. Click through her slideshow for a look back at her life and career.

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