Farrah fawcett on the dating game
Voiced by John Forsythe, the Charles Townsend character presented cases and dispensed advice via a speakerphone to his core team of three female employees, whom he referred to as "Angels".
They were aided in the office and occasionally in the field by two male associates, played by character actors David Doyle and David Ogden Stiers.
The program quickly earned a huge following, leading the network to air it a second time and approve production for a series, with the pilot's principal cast minus Ogden Stiers.
Charlie's Angels series proper formally debuted on September 22, 1976.
Over the years, numerous explanations were offered for Fawcett's precipitous withdrawal from the show.
Because her husband, Lee Majors, was the star of an established television show himself (ABC's Six Million Dollar Man which aired from 1974 to 1978), the strain on her marriage due to filming schedules that kept them apart for long periods was frequently cited, but her ambition to broaden her acting abilities in films has also been given as an explanation.
The show propelled all three to stardom, but especially Fawcett, who was then billed as "Farrah Fawcett-Majors".She turned him down, but he continued for the next two years. She had a sizable part in the 1969 French romantic-drama Love Is a Funny Thing.Finally, in the summer of 1968, Fawcett moved to Los Angeles, initially staying at the Hollywood Studio Club, with her parents' permission to "try her luck" in the entertainment industry. She played the role of Mary Ann Pringle in Myra Breckinridge (1970).She never officially signed her series contract with Spelling owing to protracted negotiations over royalties from her image's use in peripheral products, which led to an even more protracted lawsuit filed by Spelling and his company when she quit the show.As a result of leaving her contract four years early, she reluctantly signed a new contract with ABC stating that she would make six guest appearances on the series over a two-year period (1978–1980).