A&E Biography Celebrates American Icons Farrah Fawcett & John F. Kennedy Jr.
A&E's Biography introduces JFK Jr – The Final Year and Farrah Fawcett Forever, two-hour comprehensive documentaries including never before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with those closest to the two icons.
The first of the two specials will air on Tuesday, July 9, celebrating the life of actress Farrah Fawcett 10 years after her tragic death on June 25, 2009.
Fawcett is an American icon whose influence on pop culture has been underestimated. After moving to Los Angeles from Texas, she found success as a model and began acting in a series of television roles. Her career exploded when she landed a starring role in one of the biggest TV hits of the ‘70s, Charlie’s Angels, and released her iconic bathing suit poster.
Featured, are new interviews with Alana Stewart, Jaclyn Smith, Suzanne de Passe, Robert Duvall, Sherry Lansing and Cicely Tyson. The film includes never-before-seen family photographs and footage of Fawcett’s art project with sculptor Keith Edmier, as well as intimate film footage of her cancer battle.
The second documentary, Biography: JFK JR – The Final Year, will air on Tuesday, July 16, marking the 20-year anniversary of his death. Inspired by Steven M. Gillon’s upcoming book, America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr., this captivating special is the most substantive documentary to date and includes convincing new evidence regarding his political aspirations before his untimely death.
This compelling documentary shines an unexpectedly poignant light on 1999, his last year, as he coped with the fatal illness of his closest friend and cousin, Anthony Radziwill, struggled to save his marriage and tried to rescue his political magazine, George.
The documentary also features extensive on-camera interviews with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former George publisher David Pecker, friend Gary Ginsberg, former assistant and close friend Rose Marie Terenzio, as well as childhood friend Sasha Chermayeff.
Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever, Premiere, Tuesday, July 9, 9/8c, A&E
Biography: JFK Jr – The Final Year, Premiere, Tuesday, July 16, 9/8c, A&E