Jaclyn Smith remembers fellow 'Angel' Farrah Fawcett
Smith and Cheryl Ladd will be on hand to accept the Pop Culture Award for their classic detective series "Charlie's Angels" at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards, to be televised by the nostalgia-oriented cable channel Sunday, Apr. 25. As the ceremony gets closer, Smith is feeling the absence of original co-star Farrah Fawcett, who died last June after a very public battle with cancer.
"I can't imagine her not being here," Smith tells Zap2it, "because she was so full of life and so funny. That's what I think people miss about Farrah; she was really funny, and such an interesting person, always full of surprises and always doing things her own way. It doesn't seem right that she wouldn't be on that stage with us. Let's face it, she was a true angel, bigger than life.
"To be there without her will be hard," Smith adds, "and to think of what she went through is hard. I was there through a lot of it, and I saw her bravery and her fight. You can't imagine how hard she fought."
Smith -- who also lost her mother last summer ("the hardest thing I've ever gone through") -- actually will be back on the home screen much sooner. She's featured in tonight's (Wednesday, March 31) episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" -- in a part she prefers to leave a mystery.
"It was really challenging, and it was fun." Smith says. "I hadn't really done episodic television in a while, so I had to go toward the fear and get out there and do it. It was good to get back on a set. Once you get there, you feel so at home. You're surrounded by artists ... and boy, Mariska and Chris (Hargitay and Meloni, the show's stars). They've got it down."
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