Farrah Fawcett is going to be 60 tomorrow. I thought instead of my birthday wishes letter, I would instead pass along my best wishes. I adore Farrah Fawcett and I don't use the word adore very often. Tomorrow this cultural icon will be 60, and honestly I don't think she is going to make it to 61. Oh, she will try and she is a fighter like no other, but I really wanted to take a second and say I can't believe this woman is 60. She is funny and intelligent. She is ditzy and determined. She makes mistakes like all of us, but unlike all of us she tries to correct her mistakes and to never make them again. She was a star and a celebrity when it actually meant something. To me she was almost the last big star. She was everywhere and on everything. When the 80's came along it ushered in a new wave of celebrity and tabloid that has only intensified with the internet. I would wager that almost every guy on the planet of a certain age has seen that poster which is the fifth photo in this lineup.
She has lived a life that has been incredible and has stories to match. She is one of maybe five celebrities I was actually excited to meet, and she lived up to my expectations then, and has ever since. She is currently getting a variety a of experimental treatments outside the US for a cancer that was supposed to be gone but has now returned. I wish her the very best. I do hope she enjoys this birthday, and realizes how much joy she has brought the world. Below are some photos and then her interview with Letterman. All three parts of it. She stayed on almost 20 minutes.