Ron Duguay was soon traded by the team after Page Six chronicled his many trips to Fawcett’s dressing room.
Farrah Fawcett used to have a thing for cannabis. And, apparently, attractive Canadian hockey players who can help her find some weed in a pinch.
Ron Duguay, a former forward for the New York Rangers, opened up on the Up in the Blue Seats podcast about how he landed a date with the famous actor and Charlie’s Angels’ alum, but also how an appearance on Page Six might have got him traded from the team.
The 25-year-old Duguay was a star in his own right back then and an appearance on the cover of Interview magazine in 1980 reportedly had celebrities lined up to meet him, including Steven Spielberg, who was on the hunt for someone to play a little known character named Indiana Jones at the time.
But Duguay only had eyes for Fawcett, who happened to be coming to town to star in an off-Broadway play called Extremities. “At the time, I was 25 years old, she was 36, and she was in New York,” Duguay said on the podcast. “So, I caught wind of this one event she was at … She was there with Ryan O’Neal.”
The young hockey player didn’t waste any time and was soon in the same room with one of Charlie’s Angels, who, as it turns out, also had eyes for him. “She came up and introduced herself to me!” Duguay said, telling him, “You need to come and see me” in the show.
Duguay suited up again and brought teammate Eddie Mio to the play, which led to an invitation to take her out the following night. She was looking stunning,” said Duguay, who picked up Fawcett in a limo. “She was so sweet. She was wearing a leather skirt with high heels.”
But Fawcett wasn’t interested in a night on the town. She had other things on her mind, Duguay said, telling him, “I’m really under a lot of stress (with my play); I wouldn’t mind smoking some pot.”
The cannabis-themed scavenger hunt eventually ended at Duguay’s place and resulted in a months-long relationship between the two while Fawcett was on a break from O’Neal. The extracurricular activities only seemed to become a problem after Page Six reported the “tousle-haired hockey star” was spending plenty of time in Fawcett’s dressing room.
“I show up to practice,” Duguay said. “Herb Brooks, the coach, he had this talk with me about ‘staying out of Page Six, being in the sports page,’ and, sure enough, I was in Page Six once again … It had something to do with me being seen with Farrah … Two months after that, I got traded.”
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Written by David Yasvinski