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Charlie's Angels was a major success throughout the world, maintaining its appeal in syndication and spawning (particularly in the show's first three seasons) a cottage industry of peripheral products, including several series of bubble gum cards, two sets of fashion dolls, numerous posters, puzzles, and school supplies, novelizations of episodes, toy vans, and a board game, all featuring Fawcett's likeness.
The "Angels" also appeared on the covers of magazines around the world, from countless fan magazines to TV Guide (four times) to Time.
During the 1970s, she appeared in numerous television series, including recurring roles on Harry O (1974–1976), and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978) with then husband, film and television star Lee Majors.
Her breakthrough role came in 1976, when she was cast as Jill Munroe in the ABC series Charlie's Angels, alongside Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith.
For the latter, she received her third Emmy nomination.
Her film roles include, Love Is a Funny Thing (1969), Myra Breckinridge (1970), Logan's Run (1976), Sunburn (1979), Saturn 3 (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Extremities (1986), The Apostle (1997), and Dr. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, and she died three years later at age 62.
The program quickly earned a huge following, leading the network to air it a second time and approve production for a series, with the pilot's principal cast minus Ogden Stiers.
After a series of legal battles over her contract with ABC, Cheryl Ladd eventually succeeded her on the show, portraying Jill Munroe's younger sister Kris Munroe.
After appearing in only the first season, Fawcett decided to leave the show, which led to legal disputes.Voiced by John Forsythe, the Charles Townsend character presented cases and dispensed advice via a speakerphone to his core team of three female employees, whom he referred to as "Angels".They were aided in the office and occasionally in the field by two male associates, played by character actors David Doyle and David Ogden Stiers.Her earliest acting appearances were guest spots on The Flying Nun (1969) and I Dream of Jeannie (1969–70). Due to the popularity of her poster, Fawcett earned a supporting role in Michael Anderson's science-fiction film Logan's Run (1976) with Michael York.She made numerous other TV appearances, including Getting Together, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, Mayberry R. She and her husband, television star Lee Majors, were frequent tennis partners with producer Aaron Spelling.