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Ryan O'Neal to Donate Farrah Fawcett Memorabilia to Smithsonian

Actor Ryan O'Neal is heading to Washington D.C. with daughter Tatum O'Neal for a special presentation in memory of Farrah Fawcett, who died of cancer in June 2009.

On Wednesday, February 2 (which would have been Farrah's 64th birthday), the family is donating several items to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History -- including the infamous red bathing suit Farrah wore in her immensely popular '70s pinup poster.

"They'd like it, the Smithsonian, for their display," O'Neal told "Extra." Other items being donated are the original poster, a leather-bound book of Fawcett's personal copies of scripts for the first season of "Charlie's Angels" and more.

"Extra" talked with Ryan and Tatum at a special screening of "Paper Moon," their 1973 classic about a 1930s con man and the little girl he goes into business with. "The last time we saw it together was 12 years ago," the actor said. "It was a great script and they said I could use my daughter."

The 11-year-old Tatum won an Academy Award for her performance, making her the youngest Oscar winner in history. The actress remembered, "It was the second award given of the night, and there had been a streaker."

The big question is, would Ryan ever consider "Dancing with the Stars"? "No, I have bad knees." Tatum replied, "Well, I did it with bad knees!"