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Charlie's Angels Turns 40: Jaclyn Smith Reflects on the 'Groundbreaking' Series That Had a $20,000 Per Episode Wardrobe Budget

Originally posted 09/22/2016 05:55PM

Forty years ago today, Charlie's Angels hit nationwide TV screens and "put three women in the forefront," according to former star Jaclyn Smith.

In an exclusive interview excerpted from People's special issue Celebrate the '70s: 1976 Edition, Smith, who played Kelly Garrett on the 1970s series and was the only Angel to star on all five seasons, reflected on how the show changed her – and audiences across America.

"It was groundbreaking. It was about three emotionally and financially independent women. We shot at beautiful locations with fancy fast cars, and they cared about each other, so there was a heart to the show," Smith, 70, told PEOPLE. "People said we were sexually exploited, but it was a nursery rhyme. We were in a bathing suit at the beach, and if there was a hint of a love scene, it was so proper. I think the producers were smart. They wanted to bring in that younger audience and did want families to watch together."

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Cheryl Ladd on Risky Charlie's Angels Casting: 'What Maniac Would Try and Replace Farrah Fawcett?'

Originally posted 09/22/2016 09:25AM

Cheryl Ladd was not prepared to try and replace Farrah Fawcett's leading lady role on Charlie's Angels.

In an exclusive clip from Ladd's upcoming feature episode on Oprah: Where Are They Now?, the 65-year-old, who played Kris Munroe on the female-centric series, reveals that she was first asked to replace the late Fawcett.

After taking on the singing voice of Melody on the cartoon series Josie and the Pussy Cats, Charlie's Angels producer Aaron Spelling approached Ladd about joining the drama.

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Redmond O'Neal, Ryan's Troubled Son, Spotted Out of Prison After More Than a Year Behind Bars

Redmond O'Neal Spotted Out of Prison for the First Time Since His 2015 Arrest

Originally posted 09/10/2016 12:50PM

Redmond O'Neal has been spotted out of prison for the first time since he was sentenced to three years in state prison last July.

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Emotional Jaclyn Smith Remembers Charlie's Angels Costar Farrah Fawcett: 'She Lived Beyond Herself'

Emotional Jaclyn Smith Remembers Charlie's Angels Costar Farrah Fawcett: 'She Lived Beyond Herself'

Originally posted 09/10/2015 11:40AM

Jaclyn Smith got emotional as she remembered Farrah Fawcett at an event presented by the late star's foundation.

Smith, 69, attended the Farrah Fawcett Foundation Presents First Annual Tex-Mex Fiesta Benefitting Stand Up to Cancer in Los Angeles on Wednesday, when she was honored with the Shining Star Award.

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Remembering Farrah Fawcett: Watch Our 5 Favorite Clips of the Charlie's Angels Star

UpdatePosted 06/25/2014 05:40PM

Remembering Farrah Fawcett: Watch Our 5 Favorite Clips of the Charlie's Angels Star

Originally posted 06/25/2014 03:45PM

It's been five years since Farrah Fawcett died of cancer at the age of 62, but the actress's memory remains with us. Fawcett's famous blond curls and Texas tan made her a '70s icon, but her glamour was truly timeless.

"I celebrate the life of my beautiful, quirky, funny, brilliant friend Farrah today as I do every day," costar Kate Jackson tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "Though I'm not in Los Angeles and won't be able to attend the memorial, I will certainly be there in spirit and with love! Her memory is always with me, I carry her in my heart."

Join us in remembering Fawcett's legacy through five of our favorite clips from her decades-long career.

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Ryan O'Neal Can Keep Farrah Fawcett Portrait by Andy Warhol

Ryan O'Neal Can Keep Farrah Fawcett Portrait by Andy Warhol

Originally posted 12/20/2013 07:30AM

For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay.

For nearly a month, O'Neal has been in a courtroom as lawyers for the University of Texas at Austin sought to gain possession of the portrait, arguing that Fawcett bequeathed the artwork to the school upon her death from cancer in 2009.

O'Neal, 72, fought back and testified last week that the portrait was his closest remaining connection to Fawcett. The actor's descriptions of talking to the portrait and feeling the presence of the Charlie's Angels actress were among the last words that jurors focused on, asking to hear his testimony again Thursday morning.

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Warhol Portrait of Farrah Fawcett Stirs Legal Battle

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Warhol Portrait of Farrah Fawcett Stirs Legal Battle

Originally posted 11/18/2013 01:00PM

A portrait of Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal battle playing out in Los Angeles.

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Ryan O'Neal Reveals Why He Wrote a Book About Farrah | Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal: Why I Wrote About Farrah Fawcett

Originally posted 05/01/2012 11:10AM

It was 30 years of highs and lows for Ryan O'Neal and longtime love Farrah Fawcett, but on Tuesday, nearly three years after her death, it all came down to this: 272 pages.

However, O'Neal, 71, who was recently diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, said his memoir about their lives isn't a tell-all. Both of Us, which arrived in stores Tuesday, was published to honor those 30 years.

"Well, I wrote it because I missed her, and it was a way to keep the line between us going," he said on Tuesday's Today show. "I still felt she was there when I wrote this."

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Redmond O'Neal Won't Go Back to Prison

Redmond O'Neal Avoids Prison, Gets More Rehab

Originally posted 08/24/2011 03:15PM

Redmond O'Neal narrowly dodged a prison sentence Wednesday after a judge agreed he needed more treatment.

O'Neal, 26, pleaded no contest to felony gun and heroin possession in a Los Angeles courtroom and was sentenced to one-year inpatient treatment. The troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett will remain on probation for the next five years.

In a joint statement, O'Neal's attorneys Richard Pintal and Michael Brewer told PEOPLE: "We are pleased and grateful that the judge gave Redmond further treatment rather than incarceration. His history of addiction warrants this approach."

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O'Neal Family Commemorates Anniversary of Farrah Fawcett's Passing

O'Neal Family Commemorates Anniversary of Farrah Fawcett's Passing

Originally posted 06/26/2010 04:30PM

Ryan, Tatum and Redmond O’Neal commemorated the one year anniversary of the death of Farrah Fawcett Friday by visiting the actress’ Los Angeles gravesite.

Redmond, Fawcett’s 25-year-old son, was on a day pass from a sober living facility where he is undergoing court-ordered drug rehab.

"I saw my mom’s gravesite for the first time today," Redmond told PEOPLE at a private gathering Friday evening to celebrate the opening of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, founded to promote funding for alternative methods of cancer research. "I miss my mother so much. I’m glad she’s not suffering anymore. I know she’s looking down on us."

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