Though Farrah Fawcett, who has died in Santa Monica after a battle with cancer, is most widely remembered as a pin-up
girl during her Charlie's Angels
heyday, it must be said that she worked hard to establish herself as a dramatic actress, even going onstage in New York (off-Broadway no less) to star in the harrowing rape drama Extremities
, and earned the admiration of Robert Duvall
, who cast her in The Apostle
. If many of her efforts were not very successful
, it is something that she made them, rather than spending her post-Angels
days tanning by the pool or doing infomercials. When all is said and done, she was a pro.