9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Original Charlie’s Angels Series

  
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7. Last Minute Replacement

Gig Young was the original choice for Charlie’s voice, but when he showed up drunk to read his lines, Aaron Spelling had to fire him. He called his friend John Forsythe on a Friday night after midnight and begged him to come perform the part because the pilot was going to be broadcast that weekend. “I didn’t even take my pyjamas off – I just put on my topcoat and drove over to Fox. When it was finished, Aaron said, ‘That’s perfect.’ And I went home and went back to bed,” Forsythe had said.

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6. Farrah Fawcett’s Contract

Farrah Fawcett had it written into her contract that she could leave at 7 p.m. every day so that she can be at home when her husband at the time, Lee Majors, finished work to cook him supper. “I love Lee and I love cooking,” she told People.

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