Talk:Farrah Fawcett

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Need so much attention on cancer/death?[edit]

I have come to this article for the 1st time today. Wonder why there is so much text devoted to her cancer and death? It seems disproportionate. --BwB (talk) 13:56, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

This article is a work in progress that has grown appreciably over the past few years. Some celebrities' illnesses are virtually unknown to the public until the publication of their obituary. Fawcett chose to document her treatments and share them with the public. The result was a highly-rated Emmy-nominated project. I agree that these sections seem somewhat disproportionate to the rest of the article as it stands now, but the way to bring them into proportion is to continue to enhance the sections about her life and career, not to reduce the sections about her illness and death. Abrazame (talk) 16:26, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Maybe you're right, but perhaps we could also reduce the "Cancer" section somewhat. Just seems overdone to me. --BwB
(talk) 12:14, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Anything known on how she got cancer. --41.135.143.200 (talk) 14:57, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Most cancer causes are not identifiable as such. There are certain times when we can draw a probability conclusion, like "X was exposed to high levels of radiation when..." and attribute that as a likely cause. Likewise, people with AIDS have a sharply increased risks of developing certain cancers, some of which are rarely seen except in AIDS patients. And of course, smoking and lung cancer and chewing tobacco and mouth/lip/gum cancers are well connected. But most cancers have no such specific cause that can be pointed to.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 16:31, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
That's a very true and sensitively worded statement Fuhghettaboutit, but actually we do know what caused Fawcett's cancer. Unlike most types of cancer, those occurring in the anus, anal canal and cervix are caused by a specific strain of Human papillomavirus being introduced into that area. And the only way HPV is introduced into these areas is through penetrative sexual contact with an infected male. All anal cancer patients are gay men and "adventurous" women, almost without exception. :::::And that is why nobody likes to talk about it. Nobody talks about the cause of Farrah's cancer and it certainly explains why it was not used in the effort to create and promote the HPV vaccines: It would have raised a lot of awkward and unpleasant conversations about her sexual history, which nobody wants to do to a fragile, terminally ill woman. But let's not be fools with our hands over our eyes and pretend she just got it out of the blue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.187.193.1 (talk) 16:15, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

comedy central roast of William Shatner[edit]

It was one of her later TV appearances, yet it is not mentioned on the page. So many other celebrities have their appearances mentioned, why not Farrah Fawcett? 87.194.84.44 (talk) 23:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Childhood home being auctioned[edit]

Source

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:53, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Load of crap[edit]

Her surname is from England but the rest of her ancestry is ludicrous except maybe Irish and French. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.143.235.217 (talk) 21:24, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Coverage of illness and death[edit]

It seems to me both the sections on her cancer and death focus heavily on media, largely tabloid, coverage. Shouldn't these sections cover their main subjects? Sorry if I'm late to the game on this, but I feel like the media coverage should have its (scaled down?) section.--Williamsburgland (talk) 01:51, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Commercials[edit]

I would like to see all of her commercials listed (with the approx dates of pre 1976 and post 1976) in a section because when I view them on yoututbe I am absolutely astounded by the number of commercials she landed before she was famous. And I think that is an accomplishment that should be noted. I know of no other who has landed so many commercials!! She was incredible.99.162.94.29 (talk) 03:44, 11 July 2012 (UTC)07/10/2012

Theatrical film appearances[edit]

The table showing her films does not include her most amazing film... 1984 The Burning Bed, Francine Hughes, Golden Glove Nominee 19885 Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV info from IMDb I don't know how to edit Wikipedia and don't have time to learn...can someone make the addition please? Many thanks. KatFix (talk) 19:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)KatFix

The Burning Bed is listed under "Television appearances" A.T.S. in Texas (talk) 21:25, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
I wonder, however, why "A Wing & A Prayer" is listed under "Theatrical film appearances." "A Wing and a Prayer" was the original name of a project that (after a change in artistic control) eventually appeared on television under the name "Farrah's Story."[1]. Did "A Wing and a Prayer" have its own theatrical release? IMDB lists the release date as 1 November 2008 and lists the release date for "Farrah's Story" as 15 May 2009. I suggest that "A Wing and a Prayer" be deleted from the list of "Theatrical film appearances." A.T.S. in Texas (talk) 21:25, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Feel free to make that happen. Ckruschke (talk) 17:17, 17 December 2013 (UTC)Ckruschke


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