This series about female private investigators also turned out to be ground breaking. During those years, all of the action TV series aired have male protagonists and are oriented towards men. Many of the female characters often portrayed as the damsel in distress that the hero must save, or in some cases, reduced to minor roles. Charlie's Angels changed the scene as it was the first show that put women into roles that are originally restricted only to males.
And of course, the show's success also proved to be very rewarding to both the franchise and the cast. Obviously, the initial success of the show allowed for spin offs. On the other hand, the show's success proved to be a good boost to the careers of the cast.
So now, it's time to ask: whatever happened to the original Angels? Luckily, it can be said that all of the main cast went on to have successful careers. They also went on to have rather colorful lives.
John Forsythe, the voice behind Charlie, the enigmatic boss of the Angels, though not seen all throughout the series, proved to be as popular as the three girls themselves. His character and manner of delivering Charlie's lines have been emulated and parodied in the various homages to the show. He himself went on to become a famous celebrity, movie and TV actor, and host. His most famous role aside from Charlie, is Blake Carrington the head of the family in the long running soap Dynasty. He also reprised his role as Charlie and the two film remakes of the series.
On the other hand, though Farrah Fawcett, who played Jill Munroe, didn't make it big in the movies, she went on to become one of the most well known figures in the industry. She also received numerous awards, including three Emmys and a Golden Globe, for her outstanding performance in various dramatic roles. Fawcett died at the age of 62 last June 25 after a long battle with anal cancer.
Kate Jackson (played Sabrina Duncan) also proved to be very successful after her stint as an angel. She went on to star in the very successful action series Scarecrow and Ms. King. She also went on to reap numerous awards for her performance in various shows and movies. Notably, she was the first one to receive an Emmy nomination for her work in Charlie's Angels. Jackson is also a cancer survivor and is now a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association.
Last but not the least is Jacklyn Smith, who portrayed Kelly Garett, who also proved to be very successful. Notably, she was the last of the original Angels to remain with the series until its end in 1981. She also went on to star in many other TV shows, which proved a success in their own rights. She become more know in the world of fashion, though, as she operated a lucrative clothing line in K-mart, which she is also the designer.