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Actor, Farrah Fawcett, had said in various interviews over the years that the work she�was most proud of�was her role as�Francine Hughes�in The Burning Bed.� Adapted from the non-fiction book by Faith McNulty, the television movie helped give the problem of domestic abuse another face--a familiar and�glamorous one that television audiences knew well.The book was about a woman who had lived with her husband hitting her for quite some time.� Finally, one night after he raped her in their bed, she set the bed on fire with him in it.� It was a true story.Fawcett was perhaps best-known for her role as Jill Munroe on the�popular detective television series, Charlie's Angels.� However, when she undertook the serious part in The Burning Bed, she allowed herself to look, not like the poster pin-up she had become, but instead as a battered and beaten woman--bloody, sweaty, hair messed up--a woman distraught; and a woman torn.� Her performance in the film made those who had not done so before look at�Ms.

Fawcett�as having the talent of a serious actor.There will be eulogies and tributes to Farrah Fawcett now at her passing.� People will remember her for many things--poster girl; Charlie's Angel; a spokesperson for cancer patients in her later days--but perhaps considering a list of works she found most satisfying in her chosen profession is one of the best ways to remember her.��The Burning Bed is certainly one of the prime candidates for that list.R.I.P., Farrah Fawcett.Related Articles:'My Sister's Keeper' in theaters June 26Lance Armstrong's 'It's Not About the Bike' cycles closer to filming'Eat, Pray, Love' adaptation to star Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins�Comment below:Share your memories of Farrah Fawcett.� Did you see The Burning Bed?
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