Skip to comments.Larry Hagman of "Dallas" Dead at 81
Posted on 11/23/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by Arec Barrwin
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I mean no disrespect at all but oddly enough I just woke from an enjoyable dream where I was meeting Barbra Eden. Turning on the tablet by my bed this was the first thing I saw.
RIP Mr Hagman and thanks for the memories.
“I mean no disrespect at all but oddly enough I just woke from an enjoyable dream where I was meeting Barbra Eden.”
That would be an enjoyable dream.
In honor of both her and the passing of Mr. Hagman-
Yeh, they may wind up canceling the New series, but I hope not, cause I would like them to at least wrap up the current plot.
I don’t understand how he could say that GWB was not well educated; when he had an MBA at Harvard Business School, went to Yale, was in the Texas National Guard (Air Nat. Guard?), learned to fly combat jets, etc...! He was Tex. Governor for 6 years after winning election and re-election, then President for 8 years! Sheesh! Then, leading the country toward Fascism- Fascists were leftists; George W. Bush was not a leftist! I wonder what he thought of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Now those two were really leftists!
Turns out he had JR's morals, too! ;)
RIP Mr. Hagman - My favorite Hagman roll was as the translator in FAIL SAFE working opposite Henry Fonda. Back when movies were great.
So much for this year’s cliffhanger “Who trimmed JR’s eyebrows”
RIP Mr. Hagman. I enjoyed all your roles. You were one great actor.
AAAAAAAAACK Molly brings back more bad memories than Larry ever did.
I recall reading that Bill Daley didn't get along very well with Larry Hagman. This was before Barbara Eden's autobiography came out (which I kinda don't want to read; afraid of damaging the perfect image of her that lingers in my mind). I can't recall the specifics, but it seemed to be more than the usual Hollywood resentment of the star by the second banana.
I love the Pipchick episodes.
‘_________and unprofessional activities.’
I have not read anything about Hagman, but I do remember something, and surprised no one has mentioned his ridiculous policy of not speaking one day a week, was it?
Can’t imagine not having occasional trouble because of that.
He was fortunate to have had Broadway musical star, Mary Martin, for his mother.
He must have done something right. Most actors don't have one big hit and he had two of them. He disappeared for a lot of years so it was fun to see him go from Tony Nelsons impecable integrity to JRs power hungry rationalizations. JR was a great character and Dallas was a great show the first couple of years.
Good bye Major Nelson. Thanks for the fine entertainment.
“There is nothing cooler than an astronaut with a hot genie!”
When I was in eighth grade my summer job was
Mowing a cemetery in weatherford Texas.
All the graves had curbs around the lots so push mowing was the only option, which took so long that by the time you mowed them all the others had grown back up.
One day a lemo pulls in and out gets a handsome guy who goes to a grave and looks around then comes to me, taps me on the shoulder and asks me to mow and weedeat his mothers plot real fast. I push the mower over to the grave and mow Mary Martins plot real fast. Had no idea who she was.
He tried to give me 20 and I declined and went back to work. At break my supervisor told me who he was and that he came often.
Always enjoyed his work. RIP.
I do know he had some very odd habits. Apparently he never spoke on Saturdays.
He was a liberal weenie, still, I wouldnt wish him dead.
Patrick Duffy was his closest friend.
I never watched Dallas because I always saw him as Maj. Nelson. Couldn’t take him seriously as a bad guy. RIP.
He had “silent Sundays” which apparently started as an effort to rest his voice.
He basically kept up the habit for the rest of his life. He wasn't an absolute fanatic about it - if someone asked him if he wanted a cup of coffee he would say "yes please" or "no thanks", he just consciously tried not to speak on Saturdays if possible. Kinda unusual, but not very bad.
And today we're finally there.
At the start of the last century to take away people's rights it took a Constitutional amendment. To undo Prohibition took another Constitutional amendment. Then came the ultimate Progressive, FDR, and today, in the 21st century, you can add or remove fundamental rights by passing a bill or, worse, Executive Order. Hagman's a typical liberal fool.
Never got into Dallas.
But many fond prepubescent memories of watching I Dream Of Jeannie.
One less fatuous celebrity Marxist in the world. I hope the rest of Hollywood notices that life for the famous ends eventually.
I know the Capt. Nelson character was only the stuff of TV, but Hagman cut a very sharp image in uniform. He didn’t disgrace it like so many in the entertainment industry have.
He received his liver transplant at the Portland VA Medical Center. Still alot of employees around that remember him, especially the nurses. He was a very friendly and outgoing.
I agree with you...and that says a lot considering the era in which the show ran.
According to the obit, he did serve in the Air Force, in a USO capacity.
I remember him as Buck the translator in Fail Safe.
I met Larry at Rolling Thunder back in the 90’s.
He was one-of-us.
All these posts and no one has brought up JR Ewing’s most famous quote:
“My daddy always told me that the opera ain’t over til the fat lady sings.”
She has sung.
Hagman was besties with Kieth Moon and drove him to rehab after Kieth overdosed on some Black Beauties.
I remember him for “I Dream of Jeannie”, “Dallas”, and being an anti-smoking zealot.
Man, I wish you hadn’t mention obama, you woke me from the dream where he made NO appearance! LOL
Bob Dornan was in 24 episodes of the 1960’s “12 O’Clock High” TV series playing Gen Savage’s copilot. He is the nephew of Jack Haley, the “Tin Man” in “Wizard of Oz”. I have the entire “12 O’Clock High” TV series on DVD.
Yet his talent as a director is less recognised. His work in the 1972 classic film may never be equalled.
I don't see how it possibly could continue.
So his character bedded just about every woman on that show except for Pam, Miss Ellie, Jenna Wade and Lucy. But at least he never smoked a cigarette afterwards!/sarc.
I’m being sarcastic but that appears to be how liberal minds think.
I also remember reading that both Patrick Duffy and Hagman became Buddhists back in the mid-1980s but I do not know if they remained so.
Howie Carr list ping. I get the feeling Larry Hagman wasn’t in the most recent death pool but who knows? It was known he was ill over past few years and he may have been in past death pools.
>>astronaut with a hot genie!
Would networks allow a show on today where a woman called a man “Master”... well who knows. And Ms Eden, who expressed her condolences on facebook etc., still looks great
Looking at that picture reminded me of one I have on my wall. Barbara Eden visited the place I was employed a few years ago and she posed for a picture with me....very revealling outfit she was wearing and although she had experienced many birthdays since this one was taken, she was still a knockout...it was a nice day, which, alas, don’t happen too often for an old man these days...:))
Here’s her tribute:
“As I received the news this evening and as you read this I still cannot completely express the shock and impact from the news that Larry Hagman has passed. I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of so many fun, wild, shocking and in retrospect, memorable moments that will remain in my heart forever.
“He was such a key element in my life for so long and even, years after I Dream of Jeannie; our paths crossed many times. Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman. Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry. You couldn’t fault him for it, it was just who he was. I am so thankful that this past year I was able to spend time with him and experience yet again Larry in all his Big Texas bravado.
“I, like many others believed he had beat Cancer and yet we are reminded that life is never guaranteed. My deepest condolences go out to his wife Maj, his son and daughter and his grandchildren, as well as his friends in this time of his passing. I can honestly say that we’ve lost not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana.
“Goodbye Larry, there was no one like you before and there will never be anyone like you again.”-Barbara Eden
My father was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in January of 2012. During my dad’s treatment, we learned that Larry Hagman had (apparently) beaten the same cancer, and tried to use his success as an inspirational example.
Dad did eventually beat the cancer, but the cancer treatment beat him. He was only a shadow of his former self afterward. I was actually resentful when I saw Larry Hagman back on TV over the summer, while my father was declining. I am repenting for that attitude today.
My father also passed away yesterday, also of “complications” from cancer treatment. He too was surrounded by his children and grandchildren, and his wife of 55 years.
I’d like to think he and Larry got a chance to compare notes.
(We) have national obsession with people who make a living pretending to be someone else. (We) express sadness and a sense of loss when they pass on, no longer to see the one denominational images of them on screens except for reruns or watching their old movies.
Yes, he is dead but he will live on in reruns to fulfill the need of his ‘fanatics’ to keep him alive.
In the pot enthusiast world, when you say 4:20 it means time to light up. And it has become slang for pot.
According to urban legend, some kids in California, they called themselves the Waldo’s, not the Choom Gang, used the 4:20 time to meet after school for their pot parties, it stuck, I guess.
Larry Hagman said in an interview once that after Champagne, pot was his next favorite thing. So much so, that he said he wanted his body run thru a chipper and spread out as fertilizer for pot plants. So, for a pot aficionado to die at exactly 4:20 has humor and a wicked irony. The only thing more surreal would have been if Larry died on April 20 @ 4:20!
Thanks for the insight.
“He was fortunate to have had Broadway musical star, Mary Martin, for his mother.”
She was 17 when Larry was born. She pretty much abandoned him while she got divorced and chased her incomparable show business career. People always talk about Peter Pan, but what about South Pacific and the Sound of Music? And Annie Get Your Gun and Hello Dolly. Larry was being raised by his father and by boarding schools up to a point. When he did live in the NY area with Mary, he battled with her husband, who was also her manager.
I believe Larry’s successful career was in spite in his famous mother, not because of her.