’90s comedy ‘Wings’ pilot Alex Lambert, played by Farrah Forke, has died, according to reports from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, People, and Deadline. She was 54 years old.
A family friend tells Deadline, People, and Variety that Forke died of cancer on February 25 at her home in Texas.
Co-star Steven Weber of “Wings” also shared the news of Forke’s death on social media.
Weber captioned a photo of Forke with the words “Farrah Forke has died. Her character ‘Alex’ on ‘Wings’ was every bit as tough, hilarious, attractive, and grounded as she was in real life.
In a Texas version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Forke made his acting debut. The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City was her next stop after moving to the Big Apple. “Brain Twisters” is Forke’s first prominent role in a sci-fi horror film.
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From its fourth to its sixth season, Forke appeared on “Wings” as one of its key characters. Additionally, she appeared in the sitcom “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher. In the second season of the ABC comedy-adventure series, Forke played investigator Mayson Drake.
After starring parts in “Wings,” “Lois & Clark,” and “Mr Rhodes,” Forke landed roles as Carey and Nikki Hardin in the sitcoms “Dweebs” and “Mr Rhodes.”. “Justice League Unlimited” featured Forke’s final appearance as a voice actor.
(L-R) The NBC sitcom “Wings” starred Steven Weber, Farrah Forke, Thomas Hayden Church, Crystal Bernard, and Tim Daly from 1990 to 1997.
Cadillac, Arby’s, and Checkers were among the brands for whom Forke provided voiceover services.
Midway through the ’00s, the actor took a break from the business to focus on raising his twin kids, Chuck and Wit.
Forke sued in 1994, claiming that her burst silicone breast implants were the result of carelessness on the part of the manufacturer. After receiving the implants in 1989 and having them removed in 1993, Forke, who was 26 at the time, said she was not properly told of the prospective risks by the implant producers or her doctor.
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According to IMDb, Forke was born on January 12th, 1968, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was named after family friend and fellow Corpus Christi resident Farrah Fawcett.
Daughters Chuck and Wit are left to carry on the legacy of Forke’s father, her mother, and her three sisters: Paige Inglis, Jennifer Sailor, and Maggie Talmage, all of whom were raised by her stepfather, Chuck Talmage.
According to THR, Forke’s funeral was held in a small gathering of close family and friends.
Instead of flowers, the family requested that supporters donate to the American Cancer Society or another worthy cause.
Terri Langford, The Associated Press, is a contributing author.
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