Jaclyn Smith, 69, is 'reduced to tears' when asked about her late Charlie's Angels co-star Farrah Fawcett during cancer charity
They worked together on and off for years on the 1970s hit crime caper TV series Charlie's Angels.
So it's been difficult for Jaclyn Smith to let go of her co-star Farrah Fawcett, who died from cancer at the age of 62 in 2009.
On Wednesday the 69-year-old Kmart designer was 'reduced to tears' as she gave a speech at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation Presents First Annual Tex-Mex Fiesta in Los Angeles when she was honored with the Shining Star Award, according to People.
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She came: Jaclyn Smith showed up to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation on Wednesday to honor her late friend
Sad: The 69-year-old Kmart designer was 'reduced to tears' as she gave a speech at the Fawcett Foundation Presents First Annual Tex-Mex Fiesta in Los Angeles when she was honored with the Shining Star Award, according to People
'It's really Farrah's honor,' said the brunette beauty at the event that also included Stand Up To Cancer.
'You know we're here for Farrah … she did this all in perhaps the worst time of her life.'
The Rage Of Angels actress was referring to how Farrah had only established her cancer in 2007. Two years later she died from anal cancer.
Timeless trio: 'It's really Farrah's honor,' said the brunette beauty at the event that also included Stand Up To Cancer; here Farrah is on the left and Jaclyn on the right with Kate Jackson in the middle
The show keeps going on: Reruns of Charlie's Angels keep appearing; here the three originals are seen with Cheryl Ladd (far right)
'She lived beyond herself and paved the way for research, testing, vaccinations,' added the TV vet.
'We make sure because we were there every step of the way when she was going through all this. She had the foresight to live beyond herself.'
When asked what was her favorite memory of the Texas pinup, Smith said 'so many' and teared up.
In 2014 Jaclyn talked to Oprah about her close bond with Farrah.
Close bond: 'She lived beyond herself and paved the way for research, testing, vaccinations,' added the TV vet about Fawcett, seen here in 1976
'That last six months [of her life] was a very close time for us,' she told Oprah during a Where Are They Now? show.
'To see someone fight a battle like that was beautiful.'
The last time she saw the Logan's Run star they had dinner and talked shoes.
'She wanted some high heels that I had, and I said, "I'll order them for you or you can have mine." [She responded], "No, you keep those and I want new ones." She was just funny. Farrah was funny!'
She also explained she did not go to Farrah's funeral because her own mother Margaret was sick.
Choked up: The TV icon had a hard time talking about her late friend who she said was 'funny'
'This is sort of hard to talk about. I did get on the plane, but when I landed, I got a call that mom had a drawback and had been put on a respirator. So, I did not get to go to [Farrah's] funeral. But I think in my heart of hearts, I knew Farrah understood,' she said.
Seven weeks after Fawcett's death, Smith lost her mother.
Smith battled breast cancer in 2003. 'I went in for my yearly mammogram, thinking everything was going to be fine. I didn't feel a lump. They saw something suspicious, but said it didn't look like cancer. Then the biopsy results came back and they said, "Well, it's breast cancer,"' she said.
She added, 'I did a lumpectomy with radiation. But let me tell you something, if a mastectomy was what was called for, I would have had it like that. I'm not about my breasts; I'm just about good health, OK.'
Her one and only man: Smith with husband Dr Brad Allen at the event
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