Larry Hagman on 2/5/2006.
|Born||Larry Martin Hagman|
September 21, 1931
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
|Years active||1950 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Maj Axelsson (1954 - present)|
Larry Martin Hagman (born September 21, 1931) is an American film and television actor, producer and director, primarily in soap operas and television, who is best known for playing John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr. in the 1980s television soap opera Dallas and as Barbara Eden's master (later husband) Major Anthony Nelson in the 1960s sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventeenth-largest city in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking A television director directs the activities involved in making a Television Episode. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic John Ross Ewing Jr, more commonly known as JR Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was a nefarious figure on the hit CBS television series Dallas A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Dallas is a highly popular long-running American prime-time television Soap opera that originally ran from 1978 to 1991 Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1934) is an American film and television actress and Singer who is best I Dream of Jeannie is a 1960s American sitcom with a Fantasy premise
Hagman was born Larry Martin Hagman in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventeenth-largest city in the United States. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. His mother, Mary Martin, was a popular Broadway actress and his father, Benjamin Jack Hagman, was a district attorney. Mary Virginia Martin ( December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American Tony Award -winning star of stage film Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Districts are a type of Administrative division, in some countries managed by a Local government. An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute In 1936, when Hagman was only five, his parents were divorced. He lived with his grandmother in Texas and California. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. His famous mother became a contract player with Paramount in 1938, and occasionally brought him to her movies. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. In 1940, his mother met and married Richard Halliday, giving birth to a daughter, Heller, the following year. Larry attended the strict Black Fox Military Institute.
When his mother moved to New York City to continue her Broadway career, Larry Hagman continued to live with his grandmother in California. The City of New York Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Just a couple years later, his grandmother died and Hagman would go back to living with his mother. In 1945, at age fourteen, while attending boarding school, he began drinking heavily which would lead to serious health problems later in life. A school (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) is an Institution designed to allow and encourage Students (or "pupils" In 1946, Hagman moved back to his hometown of Weatherford, Texas, where he worked as a ranch hand for his father's friend's company. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Upon attending Weatherford High School, he was drawn to drama classes and reputedly fell in love with the stage in particular with the warm reception he got for his comedic roles. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution
Hagman developed a reputation as a talented performer and in between school terms, would take minor roles in local stage productions. In 1949, Hagman graduated from high school and his mother suggested that he try out as an actor.
Hagman began his acting career in Dallas, Texas working as a production assistant and acting in small roles in Margo Jones' Theater '50, during a break from his one year at Bard College. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. A production assistant, also known as a PA, is an entry-level job title used in filmmaking and Television for a person responsible for various aspects Margo Jones ( December 12, 1911 - July 26, 1955) an influential American stage director was born Bard College, founded in 1860 is a small selective four-year liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He appeared in The Taming of the Shrew in New York City, followed by numerous tent show musicals with St. The Taming of the Shrew is an early comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1590 and 1594 The City of New York John Terrell's Music Circus in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Lambertville, New Jersey. In 1951, Hagman appeared in the London production of South Pacific with his mother, and stayed in the show for about a year. South Pacific is a musical, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by both Hammerstein and Joshua
In 1952, Hagman was drafted into the United States Air Force, during the Korean War. The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes with major hostilities lasting from June 25 1950 until the Stationed in London, he spent the majority of his service career entertaining U. S. troops in the UK and at military bases in Europe. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
After leaving the Air Force in 1956, Hagman returned to New York where he appeared in the Off-Broadway play Once Around the Block, by William Saroyan, and received excellent reviews. The City of New York Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. William Saroyan ( August 31, 1908 - May 18 1981) was an Armenian American Author. This was followed by nearly a year in another Off-Broadway play, James Lee's Career. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Despite his success, his career was overshadowed by his mother's fame, which was in ascendancy due to her starring role in the TV movie, Peter Pan. Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J Larry Hagman's Broadway debut occurred in 1958, in Comes a Day. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Hagman appeared in four other Broadway plays, God and Kate Murphy, The Nervous Set, The Warm Peninsula and The Beauty Part. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located
During this period, Hagman appeared in numerous, mostly live, television programs. He joined the cast of The Edge of Night, as Ed Gibson, in 1961, and stayed in that role for two years. The Edge of Night (or known informally as Edge or EON by fans was a long-running American television mystery series/ Soap opera produced by Procter In 1964 he made his film debut in Ensign Pulver, which featured young unknown, Jack Nicholson. Ensign Pulver is a 1964 American film and a sequel to the 1955 film Mister Roberts. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals That same year, Hagman also appeared in Fail-Safe, opposite Henry Fonda. Fail-Safe is a 1964 film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Henry Jaynes Fonda ( May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American Academy Award -winning Film and
After years of guest-starring in many TV roles, and starring in a less successful series the previous year, he hit the jackpot in 1965, by playing Barbara Eden’s TV boyfriend, Major Anthony Nelson in the sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie, for NBC. Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1934) is an American film and television actress and Singer who is best I Dream of Jeannie is a 1960s American sitcom with a Fantasy premise The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The show had climbed into the Top 10 in its first year and was NBC's answer to both successful 1960s magical comedies, Bewitched and My Favorite Martian. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Bewitched is an American Situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. My Favorite Martian is an American Television Sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963 to
In its first season, NBC executives decided that the show should not be filmed in color which was prohibitively expensive at the time. However, by the second season in 1966 the show was filmed in color in recognition of the widespread uptake of color televisions by the viewing public.
By 1970, Jeannie was running out of steam and during the last season, Hagman’s character finally married Jeannie.
After Jeannie was canceled, Hagman had two other short-lived series in the 1970s: Here We Go Again and The Good Life. Here We Go Again is a short-lived Sitcom that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC in 1973 The Good Life was a Situation comedy which was aired in the United States by NBC as part of its 1971-72 lineup. He made guest appearances on television shows like Love American Style, Medical Center, and McCloud. Love American Style is an hour-long television Anthology which was produced by Paramount Television and originally aired between September Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976 McCloud is an American television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1977. He also appeared in such television films as Getting Away From It All (1972), Sidekicks (1974), The Return Of The World's Greatest Detective (1976), Intimate Strangers (1977), and Checkered Flag Or Crash (1977). Sidekicks is a 1974 TV-movie directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Larry Hagman and Louis Gossett Jr Intimate Strangers ( French: Confidences trop intimes) is a 2004 French film directed by Patrice Leconte.
Hagman also appeared in the theatrical films The Group, Harry and Tonto (1974), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), The Eagle Has Landed (1977), Superman (1978), and Primary Colors (1998). Harry and Tonto is a 1974 film directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Art Carney as Harry Coombes an elderly widower who is forced from his condemned Mother Jugs & Speed is a 1976 Comedy film directed by Peter Yates. The Eagle Has Landed is a book by Jack Higgins first published in 1975. Superman (also known as Superman The Movie) is a 1978 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the Primary Colors A Novel of Politics is a 1996 Novel by " Anonymous " (later revealed to be journalist Joe Klein[http //www He directed (and appeared briefly in) a low-budget comedy/horror film in 1972 called Beware The Blob (a sequel to the classic 1958 horror film, The Blob). A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Beware! The Blob (alternately titled as Beware the Blob, Son of Blob and Son of the Blob) is a 1972 The Blob is an independently made American horror/ Science-fiction film from 1958 depicting a giant Amoeba -like alien that terrorizes Some have jokingly called this "the film that J. R. shot".
In late 1977, after he quickly turned down the role of Dr. David Banner in The Incredible Hulk, Hagman chose to leave the good guy image behind and took on the starring role in Dallas, which was the first long-running, 1980’s prime-time soap opera to make the big time. The Incredible Hulk is an American Television series based on the Marvel Comic book character of the same name. The Incredible Hulk is an American Television series based on the Marvel Comic book character of the same name. Dallas is a highly popular long-running American prime-time television Soap opera that originally ran from 1978 to 1991 Prime Time is the major News analysis current affairs and Politics programme broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio.
Hagman read the script for the role at his wife’s suggestion, and they concluded it was perfect for him. Another attraction for Hagman was that as a native Texan he did not have to travel that far from his hometown, which gained great exposure and notoriety from the series.
He was cast as conniving older son and businessman, J.R. Ewing, a man whom everybody loved-to-hate. John Ross Ewing Jr, more commonly known as JR Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was a nefarious figure on the hit CBS television series Dallas Co-starring on the show were a number of unfamiliar, yet promising actors, including Patrick Duffy and Victoria Principal, as J. Patrick G Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American Television Actor who has appeared primarily in Soap operas and Victoria Principal (born January 3, 1950) is an American actress R. ’s younger, nice brother and his sister-in-law, Bobby and Pamela Ewing.
In mid-1978, the producers thought that the series was originally supposed to be about Bobby and Pam, and it wasn’t originally intended to be a ratings bonanza, with producers anticipating having to cancel the show after only five episodes. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar)
However, thanks to the strong fan following for Hagman's portrayal of J. R. from Day 1, he was credited as being the star who saved the show being offered a second season, on the strength of excellent first season ratings. His co-star Linda Gray also received a starring role, as JR’s long-suffering wife. Linda Ann Gray (born September 12, 1940 in Santa Monica California) is an American actress, best known for her Emmy-nominated Overall, the cast got along very well with Hagman, particularly Duffy, who would often spend weekends with the Hagmans. The chemistry between Hagman and Duffy was convincingly like sibling rivalry which made for exciting onscreen exchanges and equal screen time for Duffy's character, something to which Hagman had no objections.
Seen in over 90 countries, the show was a worldwide success and Hagman became one of the most reliable and supportive network stars. As the star of the show, Hagman drew on many of his youthful experiences of growing up in Texas to bring depth to J. R. 's irascible character. While J. R. played out a complex love/hate relationship with his "Dallas" family, Hagman enjoyed a relaxed and warm relationship with his castmates, often playing practical jokes to lessen the tension caused by tight filming schedules and highly emotionally charged scripts.
By the end of its second season, Dallas was a bonafide hit. Producers were keen to capitalize on J. R. 's love/hate relationship with his TV family, building anticipation to a fever-pitch in a cliff hanger season finale in which J. R. is shot.
At the beginning of Dallas' third season, audience and actors were guessing “Who Shot J. R. ”. During the media build up, Hagman was involved in contract negotiations delaying his return in the third season. Holding out for a higher salary, Hagman did not appear in the first episode of the show, despite all the media and fan frenzy over the fate of J. R.
Producers were faced with a dilemma whether to pay the greatly increased salary or to write J. R. out of the picture. CBS began taping different episodes of Dallas which did not include Hagman. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Dallas is a highly popular long-running American prime-time television Soap opera that originally ran from 1978 to 1991
In the midst of negotiations, Hagman took his family to London for their July vacation. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. He continued to fight for his demands and network executives conceded that the show really could not go on without him. From the third season, Hagman was paid a huge amount per episode.
At the beginning of the third season, writers were told to keep the storylines away from the actors until they really found out who actually shot J. R. ; and it took at least three weeks until the culprit was revealed on November 21, 1980. Events 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar)
By near the end of its third season, Hagman’s co-star and TV father (Jim Davis) had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 1981, and despite his condition, he was retained on the show so that he not only died in real-life, but he was also written out of the show, with his character sent off to South America in a plane to work on the oil fields. Marlin "Jim" Davis ( August 26 1909 – April 26 1981) was an American actor best known for his role as Jock Ewing South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a The following year, Davis’ character died, and the producers couldn’t do a death episode for Davis at the beginning of the fourth season, but had to wait until the following season, where they aired an episode dedicated to Davis' final will and testament and its effect on the Dallas family. Hagman and the rest of the cast attended Davis’ funeral, after the season finale.
For his work as JR Ewing, Hagman was nominated for two Emmys between 1980 and 1981, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, but didn’t win. He was also nominated for four Golden Globes, between 1981 and 1983 and one in 1985, but didn’t win. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner He was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award seven times for Outstanding Villain on a Prime Time Serial, Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial, Favorite Super Couple: Prime Time and Outstanding Actor in a Comic Relief Role on a Prime Time Serial, and won five times. The Soap Opera Digest Awards are an award show held by the daytime television magazine Soap Opera Digest. In 1984, his co-star (Barbara Bel Geddes) had departed from the show, when she was on a medical leave, due to a sudden heart attack. Barbara Bel Geddes ( October 31, 1922 – August 8, 2005) was an Oscar -nominated American Actress, Artist At one point, Hagman suggested to his real-life mother (Mary Martin) to play Miss Ellie, but she refused and was replaced with veteran actress (Donna Reed of The Donna Reed Show fame), who was fired from the show, just one year before her death in 1986. Mary Virginia Martin ( December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American Tony Award -winning star of stage film Donna Reed ( January 27, 1921 - January 14, 1986) was an Academy Award -winning American actress. The Donna Reed Show is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1958 to 1966. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar)
Bel Geddes came back in 1985 and stayed on until 1990. In 1985, his co-star (Patrick Duffy) left the show in order to pursue a career in TV movies, and thanks to Hagman’s wishes, Duffy decided to come back at the end of the 1985-86 season. Patrick G Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American Television Actor who has appeared primarily in Soap operas and
The decline in Dallas' fortunes in the late eighties was mirrored in Hagman’s private life. He was drinking continuously and this led him to developing cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic Liver Disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrous Scar tissue as well as regenerative During the final season of Dallas, he was with former Jeannie star Barbara Eden, who played J. Dallas is a highly popular long-running American prime-time television Soap opera that originally ran from 1978 to 1991 Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1934) is an American film and television actress and Singer who is best R. ’s conniving girlfriend. By the end of its thirteenth season in 1991, ratings continued to slip and CBS decided to end Dallas after a remarkable run. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Hagman was the only actor to appear in 356 of the 357 episodes total. Due to his character's popularity, he made 5 guest appearances on Knots Landing, which itself was Dallas's spinoff in the early 1980s. Knots Landing is a Primetime Television Soap opera that aired for 14 seasons from December 27 1979 to May 13 Dallas is a highly popular long-running American prime-time television Soap opera that originally ran from 1978 to 1991 Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar)
Hagman's relationship with Patrick Duffy's family began in the mid 1940s, when this teenaged actor went to spend a lot of time with Duffy's parents. In the reunion, Duffy said of Hagman's friendship with his real-life parents, "Larry knew my parents, before you ever knew me," Later, he said about working with the veteran actor on a weekly series on which it made Patrick really nervous, "I would get a phone call from them, when I was driving my truck, and they said, 'Call this nice Mr. Hagman, maybe he can help you in the business. ' And I didn't know who the hell Mr. Hagman was!" Patrick also said of Hagman's tenure on Dallas: "Larry took the part that could've been a joke, just plain 'The Evil Master of the Universe'. And he decided to play J. R. as the hero. Larry believes that J. R. was his knight in shining armour. He thought he'd never done something wrong!" Duffy would also say something about Hagman's character who did everybody more harm than good, "He never actually killed anybody. He fomented revolutions in South America, he had no problems with environmental disasters, he sank ships, he had babies stolen --- he made babies, God knows he was like a rabbit. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a In fact, my son was his on the show, figure that one out. " When the "Who Shot JR?", media was surrounded, Duffy would say of Hagman's contract renegotiation, "Not only it was 'Who Shot JR?', it was 'Who's going to be JR?', and the press took a hold of that, and I think the studio is throwing out people's names, in their negotiations with Larry, and this will scare him, it won't scare him!" Upon Hagman's return to the show, Duffy said, "And he came back and it was grand, you know, it was Larry!" Years before Hagman's hospitalization, Duffy was one of the stars to be emotionally concerned about his drinking behavior, "He came to my house and had cornflakes and Bourbon. And I realized, he was just way out of his league," he said, "We'd arrived for make-up around 7:30 A. M. in the morning and the first bottle will be popped open," the last thing he said was, "He'd continued to imbibe, not just throw it back, but to keep that buzz going, all day long. " After the show was canceled and Hagman's short battle against cancer, Duffy still remained close to Hagman.
In January 1997, Larry starred in a short lived TV series named Orleans as Judge Luther Charbonnet. Orleans is a short lived American drama series that aired on CBS from January 7 1997 through April 10 1997 It lasted only eight episodes. Hagman appeared without the toupee he had started wearing during the filming of "Dallas". Hagman appeared as a guest star during the fourth season of Nip/Tuck. Nip/Tuck is an American television Medical drama series created by Ryan Murphy for FX Networks.
In November 1999, after 29 years, Hagman was finally reunited with his Jeannie co-stars Barbara Eden and Bill Daily and creator and producer Sidney Sheldon on the daytime talk show, The Donny & Marie Show for the very first official I Dream Of Jeannie reunion. The show was filled with loving memories and clips from I Dream Of Jeannie. In 2002 when I Dream Of Jeannie was set to join the cable channel TV Land, Hagman once again took part in a I Dream Of Jeannie reunion with Barbara Eden and Bill Daily, this time on the Larry King Live show for CNN. Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. For the first time ever fans of I Dream Of Jeannie were able to call in and talk to the cast.
On the TV Land Awards in March 2004, Hagman and Barbara Eden were the first presenters to reunite on stage to give out the first award to the best TV twin. The award went to Patty Duke for The Patty Duke Show. In October 2004, Hagman and Bill Daily appeared at The Ray Courts Hollywood Autograph Show.
In March 2006, Larry Hagman once again reunited with his former I Dream Of Jeannie co-star Barbara Eden and went on a publicity tour in New York to promote the First Season DVD of I Dream Of Jeannie. Soon after, he flew back to the East Coast and reunited with Barbara Eden on stage for the play Love Letters at the College Of Staten Island in New York and the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. "USMA" redirects here For other uses see USMA (disambiguation The United States Military Academy (also known as USMA, West Point is a federal military reservation (and a Census-designated place) located North of the Village of Highland Falls in Orange County New York This was the first time they had acted together since appearing on the TV series Dallas in 1990 when Barbara was a guest on several episodes playing an ex-lover (Lee Ann De La Vega) of Larry Hagman's character J. R. Ewing.
Larry: "Barbara Eden is the most beautiful girl in the world. " (Source: USIMDB. com)
Larry: "I was born with success. Lucky for me, I am able to handle it. Also, I damn well deserve it. " (Source: USIMDB. com)
Larry on the infamous "Who Shot JR?" episode: "Before that fateful shot rang out, I was merely bemused by the success of the character. Villainy could be fun, and that's how I played it. And if it worked. I mean, I couldn't go down to the corner to pick up my copy of the Sunday New York Times without running into some nubile creature with "JR for President" emblazoned across her chest. Now a higher thriller note had been added. People who once merely wanted JR's autograph demanded to know who shot him as if it were their birthright, and were angry and upset when I told them, truthfully, that I didn't know. " (Source: USIMDB. com)
Larry on his own therapy: "Before I tried LSD, I'd been going to a psychologist for a couple of years. I found out about success that you have to fight for it a lot, then when you achieve it, you can't give up the fight. " (Source: Focusdep. com)
Larry as to why he loved his second show better than I Dream of Jeannie: "I liked Dallas better because it was more deceptive, you could do more with it. " (Source: BrainyQuote. com)
Larry on his raise: "At that time, I was making the largest salary known on television and I didn't want to see it die because those were the years paying off when I wasn't making anything. " (Source: Celebrina. com)
Larry on his own intrepretation of redundancy: "My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car. " (Source: Thinkexist. com)
Larry: "There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them. " (Source: Thinkexist. com)
In 1973, his stepfather Richard Halliday died, and Hagman reconciled with his mother soon after. The two became close until his mother’s own death, seventeen years later. Late in 1990, his mother (Mary Martin) was diagnosed with colon cancer and died just one month before her 77th birthday. Mary Virginia Martin ( December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American Tony Award -winning star of stage film Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or large bowel cancer, includes Cancerous growths in the colon, Rectum and Hagman enjoyed a warm relationship with his mother, and she was very proud of her son’s accomplishments.
While in England, he dated future British actress Joan Collins (of Dynasty fame). England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE (born 23 May 1933) is a Golden Globe Award -winning English actress and bestselling Dynasty is an American Prime time television Soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12 1981 to
He has been married to Swedish-born Maj Axelsson since 1954, and they have two children, Heidi Kristina (born 1958) and Preston (born 1962). "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Longtime residents of Malibu, California, they now live in Ojai, California. Ojai (ˈoʊhaɪ is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. He has been a member of the Peace and Freedom Party since the 1960s. The Peace and Freedom Party ( PFP) is a ballot-listed minor Political party in California.  Hagman derided President George W. Bush, a fellow Texan, before the Iraq War. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. At a signing for his book he said "A sad figure (Bush) - not too well educated, who doesn't get out of America much. He's leading the country towards fascism". 
In 1982 he was given the honor to crown the winner of 1982's Miss Sweden competition in Stockholm. During the coronation he was wearing a traditional Lapphatt and sang a Swedish folksong.
Earlier in his career Hagman was introduced by Jack Nicholson to marijuana as a safer alternative to Hagman's heavy drinking. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Although Hagman says he no longer smokes marijuana and is on a "12-step program," he explains that marijuana
"is benign compared to alcohol. When you come right down to it, alcohol destroys your body and makes you do violent things. With grass you sit back and enjoy life. "
LSD was such a profound experience in my life that it changed my pattern of life and my way of thinking and I could not exclude it. Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23[[ 940]] is an American actor
In August 1995, Hagman underwent a life-saving liver transplant after admitting he had been a heavy drinker. Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased Liver with a healthy liver Allograft. Numerous reports state he was drinking four bottles of champagne a day on the set of Dallas. He was also a heavy smoker as a young man, but a terrifying cancer scare was the catalyst for him to quit. Hagman was so shaken by this incident that he immediately became strongly anti smoking. He has recorded several public service announcements pleading with smokers to quit and urging non-smokers never to start. Hagman was the chairman of the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout for many years, and also worked on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation. The American Cancer Society ( ACS) is the "nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to The Great American Smokeout is an annual event in the United States to encourage Americans (of whom 45 The National Kidney Foundation Inc ( NKF) is a major voluntary health organization in the United States.
These health struggles have actually been turned into a running joke on Jim Rome's radio show, where e-mailers routinely send e-mails signed by "Larry Hagman's liver", usually in reference to things that have failed. Jim Rome (born James Phillip Rome October 14, 1953) is an
In a 2007 interview he talked about how he's now a major proponent of Alternative Energy On an episode of "Living with Ed", Larry and Maj show the Begleys their solar powered, super energy efficient home and boasts his green lifestyle.
In an episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble", Homer's father is waiting for a kidney. " Homer Simpson in 'Kidney Trouble' " is the eighth episode of The Simpsons ' tenth season. Dr. Hibbert says that there was one available but "Larry Hagman took it. He's got five of them now. And three hearts! We didn't want to give them to him, but he overpowered us. " Hagman later appeared on the show as the voice of attorney Wallace Brady in the episode "The Monkey Suit. “ The Monkey Suit ” is the 21st episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season that originally aired on May 14, 2006. "
In the 2004 British horror-comedy "Freak Out," the killer is obsessed with Hagman, even to the point of wearing a giant J. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Horror films are Movies that strive to elicit Fear, Horror and terror responses from viewers Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and R. Ewing mask by the end of the movie. Another scene in the movie has the killer discussing with the main character that all cool horror movie villains have four syllable names ("Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger") and the killer says "Larry Hagman. Appearances Freddy Krueger is a Fictional character from the ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' series of films "