‘Charlie’s Angels’ Back in Production Without Farrah

Charlie's Angels has resumed production with a special episode to be filmed in Hawaii, but Farrah Fawcett-Majors still will be absent from the show, an ABC spokesman said in Los Angeles. Stars Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith flew to Hawaii over the weekend. Newly hired "Angel" Cheryl Ladd went over Monday with actor David Doyle. The hit television detective series suspended production last Friday in a legal dispute with Miss Fawcett-Majors, who has said she is not returning for the second year. The one-day suspension of production was ordered by ABC's outside legal counsel, but there was no immediate explanation why it was ordered. Miss Fawcett-Majors took off Friday with her husband, Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors, for a vacation in Iran and Europe, a spokesman for the actress said. Spelling-Goldberg Productions, which is responsible for Charlie's Angels, has filed a suit against Miss Fawcett-Majors. ABC said it is considering legal action of its own against the actress, but has not yet filed suit, a network spokesman said.

BACKGROUND CHECK

The Associated Press June 15, 1977