EXCLUSIVE: Farrah Left Donations to Shelters For Abused Women

Jun. 27 2009, Published 6:16 a.m. ET

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Farrah Fawcett left donations to shelters for abused women, has learned exclusively.

Her role as an abused woman in The Burning Bed, a 1984 TV movie, was groundbreaking at the time, as she left behind her beautiful pinup image for a gritty and intense performance as a battered woman who ends up setting her husband on fire. The movie brought the issue of spousal abuse and spousal rape to the front of the national dialogue.

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The role had a profound impact on Farrah that stayed with her for the rest of her life. Sources tell that she has left some of her belongings to various shelters.

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