Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors on the Ski Slopes, Circa 1977

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on June 30, 2009 10:49 am

The Six Million Dollar Man was reduced to pennies on skis.  That is, when he tried to match his snow skills with Farrah Fawcett.  Majors remembers, “I’m up there on the top of the hill tryin’ to stand up, doin’ my little bunny number, you know, the snow plow, and here she comes by, zip, zip. It really pissed me off.”

Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were both competitive and had the athletic skills to boot.  Majors played college football at Eastern Kentucky State College, but his macho jock skills were no match for Farrah’s grace on two planks. 

The picture above is from Sunshine Village Resort in Canada, circa 1977.  Notice the pair are wearing ski instructor jackets, perhaps for some celebrity line-cutting privileges?  Two years later, the two would separate, ultimately divorcing in 1982.

Majors did go on to star in a ski film comedy, “Out Cold” in 2001.  He played the role of the black-hat developer with strictly bad intentions in his attempt to take over a ski area.

This past February, Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett talked for the first time in 23 years.   When Farrah was diagnosed with cancer, Majors began calling Farrah’s friends to get updates on Farrah’s health, which led to their reconnecting after two plus decades.  Charlie’s Angels’ Farah Fawcett died last week after a long battle with cancer.

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