Farrah Fawcett Barbie

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 5:34pm

HOLLYWOOD HOOKUP (FOX44) – Mattel is issuing a limited edition “Farrah Fawcett Barbie” The doll is based on the iconic 1976 poster of the actress in a red swimsuit. The collector’s item will be available at www.barbiecollector.com and at leading toy stores. Part of the proceeds will go to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, benefitting cancer research. Fawcett died in 2009, 3-years after she was diagnosed with cancer.

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