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Farrah Fawcett Lived A Life Of ‘Risks’ Before Tragic Death

Jun. 20 2019, Published 4:08 p.m. ET

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Before her devastating cancer battle, Farrah Fawcett was known for her beauty, her talent, her charm, and her ability to take risks. Throughout her years in the spotlight, the Charlie’s Angels actress overcame obstacle after obstacle, until her body could no longer take the strain.

REELZ’s new docuseries Farrah Fawcett: Behind Closed Doors is telling her story, 10 years after her death.

“She lived by the statement that ‘life is sweetened by risk.’ What did she mean by that?” Natalie Morales asks Alana Stewart, a friend of the late actress, in the show.

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“She loved taking risks. She loved doing things that people wouldn’t expect her to do. She’d never done theater, and she wanted to go on a different level in her career,” Stewart replies.

“It was extraordinary to see what happened,” Extremities director Robert Allan says. “All of the critics showed up for her opening night and she wowed everybody.”

“I did not know she even had that in her,” Farrah Fawcett’s cousin Jan Fawcett says.

“That was the greatest I ever saw in my life,” Farrah Fawcett’s sister, Diane Walls, recalls.

Farrah Fawcett died on June 25, 2009, following a long struggle with cancer.

Farrah Fawcett: Behind Closed Doors airs Monday, June 24 at 9ET / 8PT on REELZ.

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