WASHINGTON (CBS4) — The red swimsuit that helped make Charlie’s Angels actress Farrah Fawcett an icon is going to the Smithsonian in Washington.
Fawcett’s longtime companion Ryan O’Neal will donate the swimsuit and other items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Wednesday. A 1976 poster of Fawcett in the dampened red swimsuit sold millions of copies.READ MORE: Florida House Leaders Push Back On Redistricting Criticism
Also going to the Smithsonian are Fawcett’s copies of scripts for the first season of Charlie’s Angels and a 1977 Farrah Fawcett doll.READ MORE: Keri Hilson Says 'Hip Hop Family Christmas' Is All About 'Honoring Your Family, Not Living For The World'
The items will be part of the museum’s popular culture history collection.
Fawcett died in 2009 at the age of 62 after battling cancer.MORE NEWS: Study: Books Are Better Than Tablets For Young Kids
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