A leading toy manufacturer, Mego Corp., capitalized on Farrah's popularity by coming out with a 12 and a quarter in. celebrity doll with washable hair. This 33 year old example, released in 1977, is missing its original clothes (halter jumpsuit) and its cut-out accessories (skateboard, skis and golf bag), but it still is good enough to collect. The world lost Farrah to cancer in 2009, but her memory lives on in this doll that has uncannily captured her likeness--and her inimitable Farrah hair.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
110. FARRAH FAWCETT DOLL
One of the most glamorous pin-up stars to ever emerge from the 70s is the late Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009). She rose to international prominence as the diva dtective Jill Munroe in the hit TV series, "Charlie's Angels", first seen in 1976. Farrah, with her trademark bouncy curls, became a sex symbol and her iconic poster, released the same year her that Charlie's Angel was premiered, broke sales records and established her as a pop culture icon. She went on to marry Lee Majors, who was also a superstar on TV at about the same time as the " 6 Million Dollar Man".