Former Rangers great Ron Duguay dished on his 1980s romance with Farrah Fawcett — and how being covered in Page Six ended the fling and got him traded from the team.
Duguay recently recalled on “Up in the Blue Seats,” The Post’s podcast that he hosts, that after Andy Warhol put him on the cover of Interview magazine in 1980, famous people lined up to meet him — including Steven Spielberg, who was looking for the lead actor in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
But the Hollywood star whom Duguay most wanted to meet was Fawcett — who came to town to star in off-Broadway’s “Extremities.” “At the time I was 25 years old, she was 36, and she was in New York,” Duguay said. “So I caught wind of this one event she was at … She was there with Ryan O’Neal.”
But at the event, “she came up and introduced herself to me!” She said, “You need to come and see me” in the show. He brought teammate Eddie Mio to the play, and Fawcett invited Duguay out the next night. He picked her up in a limo, and “she was looking stunning. She was so sweet. She was wearing a leather skirt with high heels.”
He planned to take her to his hot eatery at the time, Sticks, but Fawcett told him, “I’m really under a lot of stress [with my play]; I wouldn’t mind smoking some pot.” That led to a wild goose chase uptown to find some weed.
After that, she suggested heading to her place. “We spend some time there and I fall asleep till about 9 a.m. [when] she says, ‘Ron, get up! Get your clothes on … My mother’s here!’”
The relationship went on “for a couple of months,” Duguay said, when Fawcett and O’Neal were on a break.
A 1983 Page Six item reported Fawcett saw “plenty of” the “tousle-haired hockey star” in her dressing room. But then, “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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