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Farrah Fawcett's Famous Swimsuit Heads to Smithsonian

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It was the poster that inspired thousands of...well, it was inspiring. In 1976, a poster of actress Farrah Fawcett clad in a damp red bikini sold millions of copies. Now that very garment will be preserved as part of our nation's pop culture history, as today the late star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal donated that, and other items from her personal collection, to the museum.

Other items headed to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History are "Fawcett's copies of scripts for the first season of "Charlie's Angels" and a 1977 Farrah Fawcett doll," says the HuffPo.

Fawcett died of cancer in 2009 at age 62.