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Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Marriage Profile

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Farrah Fawcett's beauty, talent, and vivacious personality brought her fame and fortune, but not success in her relationships. Here is information about Farrah Fawcett's "golden couple" marriage with Lee Majors.

Born:

Farrah Fawcett aka Farrah Leni Fawcett: February 2, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Lee Majors aka Harvey Lee Yeary: April 23, 1939 in Wyandotte, Michigan.

Died:

Farrah: Farrah died on June 25, 2009 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Farrah was 62 when she died after a three-year battle with anal cancer. Ryan O'Neal was with her.

How Lee and Farrah Met:

Farrah and Lee started dating in 1968.
"She [Farrah] had also fallen for Majors, who asked her out after his agent showed him her photo. "It was love at first sight," Fawcett said."
Source: Karen Schneider. "End of the Affair." People Weekly. 3/10/1997. pg. 88.

Wedding Date:

Lee and Farrah were married on July 28, 1973, the 5th anniversary of their first date. Their wedding was held at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California.

Their garden ceremony hosted 150+ guests. farrah's sister, Diane Walls, was matron of honor, and Harvey Yeary, Lee's father, was the best man. Their wedding outfits were designed by Theodore Van Runkle, a costume designer.
Lee and Farrah's Wedding Photo

Fawcett-Majors Divorce:

After their separation in July 1979, Farrah and Lee were divorced on February 16, 1982. Farrah kept their $1.3 million five-bedroom, 9,000-square-foot Bel air home. Farrah sold the home in 1999 for nearly $2.7 million.
" It took 30 months of legal wrangling (she wanted their Beverly Hills mansion; he wanted a share of her endorsement earnings) and four days of arguing in court before their marriage formally ended."
Source: Matthew McCann Fenton. "A Majors Breakup: TV superstars Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors called it quits 18 years ago." Entertainment Weekly. 2/18/2000. pg. 96.

Occupations:

Farrah: Actress, producer, editor.

Lee: Actor, director, producer.

Farrah Fawcett's Other Relationships:

Farrah had a long-term relationship with Ryan O'Neal that lasted from 1979 through 1997. Since her illness, they have become close again.
Ryan: "I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed. We will, as soon as she can, say yes."
Source: Stephen M. Silverman. "Ryan O'Neal Asks Farrah to Marry Him." People.com. 6/22/2009.

"Are they for real? They ended a stormy 18-year romance in 1997 but have been frequent companions since 2003. As for rumors that they'll marry on Chasing Farrah:"Not true," says O'Neal. "I've asked her a million times, and she never says yes."
Source: "The Evolution of Farrah Fawcett." People Weekly. 4/11/2005. pg. 144.

In 1998, she was severely beat by producer James Orr after turning down his marriage proposal.

Lee Majors' Other Marriages:

Lee was married previously to Kathy Robinson for three years, 1961-1964. Kathy and Lee met at Eastern Kentucky University. Their marriage ended in divorce. Lee and Kathy have a son.

Six years after his divorce from Farrah, Lee married Karen Velez, Playboy Playmate of 1985. their marriage lasted from September 1988 through October 1994, when they divorced. Karen and Lee have three children.

On November 9, 2002, Lee married actress Faith Noell Cross. Born in 1974, Faith is 35 years younger than Lee.
Lee and Faith Majors Marriage Profile

Children:

Lee and Farrah did not have any children together.

Farrah has one child:

  • Redmond James Fawcett O'Neal: Born in 1985. His father is Ryan O'Neal.

Lee has four children:

  • Lee Majors II: Born in 1962. His mother is Kathy Robinson.
  • Nikki Loren Majors: Born in 1988. Her mother is Karen Velez.
  • Dane Luke Majors: Born in 1992. His mother is Karen Velez.
  • Trey Kulle Majors: Born in 1992. His mother is Karen Velez.

Quotes About the Marriage of Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett:

Farrah: "Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles."
Source: Imdb.com

Matthew Fenton: "Fawcett had come to stardom determined to keep her down-to-earth views about marriage. Her original Angels contract even stipulated that she had to be home each night in time to cook Majors' dinner. But her attitude changed as her fame grew (according to Majors, she once said that "if you want me in the bedroom, you'll have to hire somebody to do the dishes"), and by the time The Six Million Dollar Man was retired in March 1978, Angels was at the height of its ratings glory."
Source: Matthew McCann Fenton. "A Majors Breakup: TV superstars Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors called it quits 18 years ago." Entertainment Weekly. 2/18/2000. pg. 96.

Karen Schneider: "Majors in 1973, the same year he was cast in his starmaking role as ABC's The Six Million Dollar Man. "She's like a little girl," Majors told PEOPLE in 1976. "So cute, so beautiful inside." At first, Fawcett loved playing the wife. In 1976, when she was cast as one of Charlie's Angels, her contract stipulated that she had to be home every night by 6:30 to make Majors' dinner. Her husband proved less committed to domesticity. "Lee very much liked to hang out with men, at bars and places like that," Fawcett told LIFE in 1987."
Source: Karen Schneider. "End of the Affair." People Weekly. 3/10/1997. pg. 88.

Lee: "We were together actually for 12 years. And after being in the business for awhile and so long, in 1 year, I think we saw each other 2 weeks. 2 weeks in 1 year, that’s very tough. When you’re separated, you hear … things are printed in the press, this, this and this. So you think, can that be true? No, that’s not true … yes it is, this and this. But just the fact of not being together. Absence does not make the heart grow fonder … it makes you forget."
Source: Mark Steines. "Lee Majors Interview." Leemajors.co.uk. 1/18/2000.

Lee: "I’ve always been a one-woman man. In all my 40 years I’ve had three great loves, but none greater than Farrah ... “I have not met a woman I wanted to get involved with or even go out with a second time. Farrah has a lot of class and I don’t think I will ever find anyone to compare her with. She’s one of a kind and I love her. It’s that simple.”
Source: Alan Markfield. "Lee Majors Lost Farrah to Ex-Pal Ryan O'Neal ..." People Magazine 1/14/1980.

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