Foundation seeking to honor Farrah Fawcett with Malibu art installation

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Actress Farrah Fawcett, 1977. (AP Photo)

Actress Farrah Fawcett, 1977. (AP Photo)

MALIBU (CNS) – The Malibu Cultural Arts Commission will hear a presentation at tonight’s meeting from The Farrah Fawcett Foundation about placing an art piece in the city in memory of the late actress, a longtime Malibu resident.

Malibu Recreation Manager Amy Crittenden said at the commission’s Jan. 28 meeting that she had been asked by Christine Romeo, the foundation’s director of communications, about the process of placing an art piece in Malibu in memory of Fawcett, who died in 2009 at the age of 62 from cancer.

The foundation would donate a new sculpture by Keith Edmier, a large sculpture collaboration he did with Fawcett in 2001 or a sculpture Fawcett created as an art student, Crittenden said.

The foundation is requesting to have the art piece installed by Feb. 2, 2015, the 68th anniversary of Fawcett’s birth, Crittenden said.

The foundation funds cutting-edge cancer research and prevention programs and provides financial assistance to cancer patients, according to its website. It is headed by Fawcett’s longtime friend, television personality Alana Stewart.

Fawcett skyrocketed to fame in the 1970s for her role as private investigator Jill Munroe on ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels.” After leaving the series in 1977 following its first season, she went on to have an extensive career starring in made-for-television movies.

 

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