OK, enough already about Michael Jackson's estate. Let's talk about a woman who, aside from my mother and my sister, greatly influenced me as both a child and a teenager - Farrah Fawcett. Back in 1976, at the young age of 9, I got my first "feathered" haircut which was based on the famous locks of Farrah Fawcett. And from then until the early '80's, when I entered my punk rock phase, I wore that famous Farrah Fawcett hairdo in one form or another. No, I could not be swayed by the famous hairdo of Princess Di, or even later by that of Jennifer Aniston - to this day Farrah Fawcett's hairdo is the only famous one I've tried to imitate.
Unfortunately Farrah Fawcett's death has been completely overshadowed by the media circus surrounding MJ's death. But as in life, in death Farrah Fawcett appears to have handled her final affairs with dignity and grace. A quick search of the internet revealed that apparently Farrah Fawcett chose to leave a portion of her estate to charities that help battered and abused women, a result no doubt related to her role as an abused wife in the movie "The Burning Bed." What a way to create an ongoing legacy that will have people praising your name and honoring your generosity for years to come.