Skip to comments.Larry Hagman of "Dallas" Dead at 81
Posted on 11/23/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by Arec Barrwin
click here to read article
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.
thanks for the explanation
If you want a real treat watch the original Pilot episode on Youtube.com:
Eden's original genie portrayal was all woman, seductive and overtly promised her master all sorts of sensual pleasures. The scene where his fiance (the General's daughter) drops by and Jeannie comes out of Tony's shower dressed only in one of his white dress shirts is memorable, to say the least!
Too bad they had to tone it down into the silly platonic version that eventually aired as a series. In that Pilot episode Barbara Eden was smokin' hot!
I wanted to be Major Nelson when I was a kid. Still do.
Hadn’t heard about the throat surgery - not remembering, anyway.
Well, I guess the not speaking 1 day a week is
on the less kooky side of strange things people do.
Maybe Hagman wasn’t in public much on Saturdays. . .
No his new show
‘________mowing a cemetery_____’
That’s some honest work for a kid’s summer job!
I realize many want to be placed near ‘home’ upon death, but was surprised to hear Mary Martin is resting so far from the ‘limelight,’ say, of a Forest Lawn, or some such, where the public could more easily pay their respects . . .
Guess one can visit while passing thru Weatherford.
Don’t believe I gave credit to MM for her son’s famous career; and perhaps that’s not what you meant. (Writing is so one dimensional - - )
I think most people didn’t even realize who his mother was.
And of course I meant how ‘lucky’ to have had such a talented mother.
The picture you paint of Hagman’s upbringing - wonder why I am surprised - however, guess this has been more often than not, the background and upbringing of so many ‘famous’ people.
Yeah that Mary Crosby she shot JR LOL!
Yeah that Mary Crosby she shot JR LOL!
Wasn’t Hagman the son of his mother, what’s her name?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.