People: Jan. 12, 1981

Her first film, Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978), nearly murdered her career, and Sunburn (1979) further scorched it. No wonder Farrah Fawcett, 33, onetime star of television's Charlie's Angels, is returning to the medium that made her name. In Murder in Texas, a four-hour NBC miniseries, Farrah portrays Joan Robinson Hill, the Houston socialite for whose mysterious death in 1969 her physician husband was tried but not convicted. The role forced Fawcett to make a few changes: learning to ride English-style instead of Western and, more important, combing her famous windswept hair style...

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