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Farrah: "It's Seriously Time for a Miracle"



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    Farrah Fawcett is shown here in one of several poignant shots from the hospital where she was being treated for cancer.

    Farrah Fawcett is begging for a miracle.

    The ailing "Charlie's Angels" star prays for her life in a heartbreaking video diary that shows her struggle against the insidious cancer that has taken over her body.

    "I want to stay alive. So I say to God, because it is after all, in his hands ,'It is seriously time for a miracle,'" the actress said.

    The actress and former pinup model is shown at times confined to her hospital bed in the two-hour NBC documentary, her frail figure writhing in pain from the incurable anal cancer that spread to her liver.

    The documentary shows Farrah traveling the globe in desperate search of a cure.

    "I will not go gently into that good night," she said on camera. "I made six trips to Germany [for treatment] in a year and a half -- a year and a half that I wasn't supposed to live to see."

    At one point in the documentary, Farrah's doctor shows her a black spot on an X-ray and she breaks down.

    "I wish it could be over," she sobs. "It hurts." 

    Farrah reveals her bald head on camera in a shocking scene that shows the actress without her signature golden tresses, which she shaved off herself when the blonde locks began falling out last September.

    "Cancer is a disease that is mysterious, headstrong and makes its own rules," she said, speaking to the camera. "And mine, to this date, is incurable. I know that everyone will die eventually, but I do not want to do of this disease."

    Farrah's star began rising in 1976 when she stared in "Charlie's Angels" and her infamous flipped-out locks became a touchstone for a generation of fashionistas. The star said she never thought she would be struck by such tragedy.

    "Sept. 22, 2006," she said referring to the day the doctor said she had cancer. "Such a shockingly sad day." 

    Longtime boyfriend Ryan O'Neal, who is featured in the documentary, attended the screening in Los Angeles last night where members of the audience wept, the New York Post reported.

    "It was hard, extremely hard to watch. I had seen a lot of it before, but not like this," O'Neal told the New York Daily News after the screening. "Ill watch it again, with her. I'll wake her up. I'm going to go see her now. She knows we're here. She wants to know about it. These are her friends here."

    O'Neal is the father of Farrah's son Redmond, who is in jail for violating probation. 

    The documentary airs Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC.