Her earliest acting appearances were guest spots on The Flying Nun (1969) and I Dream of Jeannie (1969–70). Due to the popularity of her poster, Fawcett earned a supporting role in Michael Anderson's science-fiction film Logan's Run (1976) with Michael York.She made numerous other TV appearances, including Getting Together, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, Mayberry R. She and her husband, television star Lee Majors, were frequent tennis partners with producer Aaron Spelling.The 2009 NBC documentary Farrah's Story chronicled her battle with the disease. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, where she was voted "most beautiful" by her classmates in her freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.She posthumously earned her fourth Emmy nomination for her work as a producer on the documentary. For three years (1965–68), she attended the University of Texas, where she studied art.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.
She was subsequently cast in the 1986 film version and received a Golden Globe nomination.
In 1997, she gained some negative press for a rambling appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, but also garnered strong reviews for her role in the film The Apostle with Robert Duvall.
She continued in numerous TV series, including recurring roles in the sitcom Spin City (2001) and the drama The Guardian (2002–2003).
She eventually signed a contract that required her to make six guest appearances in the show's third and fourth seasons (1978–1980).
For her role in Charlie's Angels she received her first Golden Globe nomination.