He better not be in the "In Memoriam" montage at the Academy awards.
Get the writers assembled. They did, after all, bring me back from the dead!
I can't decide if it's touching or tacky that Patrick and Victoria where there when he died.
Why would it be tacky, R7? They were friends for close to 35 years.
Lay off the booze, R7. Victoria Principal wasn't there; Linda Gray was.
I'm glad that he got one more go-round as J.R.
They can write it into Dallas.. About who will inherit JR's fortunes.
He was a hot piece of ass when he was young.
Is the new Dallas still on or was it cancelled.
Sounds like he might have taken ill suddenly on set (the article said he was in Dallas for filming the show) and put in the hospital. If so then its rational that his fellow actors and longtime friends would be with him.
If I recall his wife is ill with Alzheimers. She wouldn't have been with him in Dallas. The two actors mentioned have known Hagman for decades and I believe socialised with him offset. Glad he had familiar faces with him at the end esp. the day after a holiday.
Watching someone die is not an easy thing. Being close enough to someone to know they'll be there when you die is a true bond. I'm glad to know they were friends to the end.
Oh yeah, Mary's kid. Didn't he do some crappy TV show?
This ties in with the other thread about the early 80s. Dallas was huge and one of the best written, best acted, most fun TV shows of its time. Still is a marvel to watch.
Drunk Sue Ellen, Miss Ellie's sack dress, and the Barnes Ewing feud. Nothing comes close now. Reality TV destroyed good drama.
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The reboot won't last without him; he was the only good thing about it, really.
Barbara just finished (or maybe still is) doing an interview for a L.A radio station about his death. Always nearby just like Jeannie.
Hagman stayed close to Eden, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. They were all together two years ago at The Chiller autograph show and would appear together all over the country.
You wrote in your memoir, “Hello Darlin’,” that when you die, you want to be ground up in a wood chipper like Steve Buscemi’s character in the movie “Fargo.” Is this actually set down in your will?
Well, it’s hard to set down chipping. I don’t think that’s allowed. But I did want to be spread over a field and have marijuana and wheat planted and harvest it in a couple of years and then have a big marijuana cake, enough for 200 to 300 people. People would eat a little of Larry.
[quote]Is the new Dallas still on or was it cancelled.
It's one of the highest-rated original series on cable, you fucktard. Not only was it not cancelled, they're in the middle of filming season two on location in "Dallas" right now, which is why Hagman was there to begin with. I have no earthly idea how they're going to manage to write this into the script, given that Hagman was apparently feeling well just a few days ago.
Good! Repug who hated gays! Fucking cunt!
Yes, I do recall he wasn't too fond of those pesky homosexuals.
Yep, he didn't take too kindly to those pesky homosexuals.
I have plenty of gay friends who knew Larry very well and he absolutely did not hate gays, bitter reactionary at R25.
Perhaps you're referring to his dislike of Dack Rambo, who often showed up late to the set, hungover from the zillion orgies he participated in during his run on "Dallas" (Rambo was a whore, darlin', and an irresponsible one at that.)
Larry was no homophobe. And most certainly not a Republican.
Dack got an extra season out of DALLAS after Patrick came back, IIRC.
I'm on another site, and it's interesting that for anyone under about 40, he's the I Dream Of Jeanie guy. They don't have a clue about Dallas.
How did he ever get insured to do the Dallas reboot if he was in such bad shape? Replete with his being written off for a few episodes last season for health reasons?
R33, My guess is that while a regular, he wasn't intended to be in every episode that wayt they didn't have to risk production on the state of his health. That way the shoot wouldn't be too dependent on him.
Didn't know he was unwell.
He was just on the Dallas re-union show a few months ago during the Summer. Think I saw him on Piers Morgan just a couple months back talking about it.
Well he was part of my childhood with Jeannie, even though I preferred and prefer Bewitched. Didn't give a shit about anything he did after, and if he was a Repug, then yes, good riddance.
If Larry Hagman disliked gay men it might be due in part to the fact that his mother, Mary Martin, left her first husband and dumped Larry with her parents in order to pursue a career in show business. She ended up marrying Richard Halliday, an alcoholic homosexual who became her personal manager. Halliday was a nasty bitter drunk who caused his step-son a great deal of unhappiness when Hagman came to live with them in NYC in his teens. Most people who knew Halliday fairly loathed him.
R36 has stated his boundaries.
I forget his last name, but that actor Mitch something...seen him in a ton of stuff and he's really good. He plays Anne's ex-husband.
He's been moved up to regular and he'll be a big antagonist. I'm sure the writers will re-write the season.
Too bad those Ewing sons can't pull off what Hagman, Duffy et. al. did when Jim Davis died.
J.R. should die in bed with that regular hooker he had back in the day.
They'll get a huge turnout of old cast members for J.R.'s funeral.
This is sad, but from a story point I can't imagine what Cliff Barnes' reaction will be.
[quote]He was a longtime member of the Peace and Freedom Party, a minor leftist organization in California.
Looks like most of his political contributions had a D behind the name.
This makes me sad. Besides Dallas and IDOJ, he gave some very touching performances in some 70s movies such as Art Carney's son in Harry and Tonto and Linda Blair's father in Sara T. Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic.
R44 appropriate indeed.
He did some good work in The Group just before he got the Jeannie gig.
[quote]We're saddened at the news of Larry Hagman's passing. He was a wonderful human & a gifted actor. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family.
A skillion years ago, in a cheap liquor store in Addison, TX, a drunk Tina Louise traipsed in with an amused Larry Hagman following.
She proceeded to careen around the store, slurring her words, vaguely cursing the other customers out, grabbing bottles of liquor.
Hagman just stood back, watched the whole thing and laughed, making the occasional sarcastic comment. Not an unusual sight when he was in town back in the day.
Loved him. Hated her.
Didn't have like about 20 liver transplants? Talk about using your celebrity to go to the top of the heap.
I should note that Hagman was stone cold sober.
Very sad. He was a giant, first of television comedy (he was wonderful at slapstick) than of television melodrama.
I hope no one tells Barbara Bel Geddes. This will kill her.
DALLAS is fucked up!!!! I smell cancellation.
I guess an I Dream of Jeannie reunion aint happening!!!?????? Sad!
The eyebrows are still alive, although they remain in critical condition. We hope and pray for the best.
Damnit, the new Dallas can not survive without him, period. Everytime he was on screen he made the scene. The youngsters on the show are weak, especially John Ross Jr. They just need to end the show.
Dallas without J.R.??? That won't last.
I don't get the hagiography. He was a good supporting actor--The Group, Fail Safe--but not a good leading actor. Snidely Whiplash was a more multi-dimensional "actor."
His Texas accent was inauthentic. Couldn't he have afforded better dentures, too? The slight lips they caused was always distracting.
Lips=lisp. Must correct it before the grammar and spelling troll gets down to the basement.
[quote]Hangman was a hardcore liberal. Where does all this Repuke shit come from?
because at DL; hate first, ask questions later.
Larry was hot hot hot in that uniform as Major Anthony Nelson
Larry always said Linda Gray was like a second wife, and Patrick like a brother. He is extremely close to both Linda and Patrick.
He couldnt of filmed many episodes of the new dallas for season 2. Depending on how integral he was to new episodes they will have to rewrite the whole season now. Always loved him on jeannie and dallas. His son on the show will probably take over as the new jr. Sad news but im sure larry would have preferred going out this way filming his iconic role. Thanks for all the great tv from my childhood larry. Rip.
Morgan Brittany just issued a statement
So sad to hear the news. Larry was the best. Such a wonderful man and talented actor. I spent many days on set laughing and learning with the man "you love to hate". He will forever be a legend and a television icon. How many millions of lives did he touch every Friday night? How many conversations were started the next day about the evil deeds he had done the night before? I love you Larry, and as you said to me every night after work...."See ya later darlin'!"
Morgan Brittany. (Katherine Wentworth)
Statement from Victoria Principal
“Larry was bigger than life..on screen and off. He is unforgettable, and irreplaceable, to millions of fans around the world, and in the hearts of each of us, who was lucky enough to know and love him.
Look out God…Larry’s leading the parade.”
[quote] His Texas accent was inauthentic.
You do realize he was born and raised in Texas
Filming was in progress on the sixth episode of season two, which is set to begin airing Jan. 28, TNT said.
There was no immediate comment from Warner or TNT on how the series would deal with Mr. Hagman’s loss.
He did some underwear ads for Jockey, didn't he?
Will they recast?
Rip Torn for JR!
Robert Foxworth was originally cast as J.R., but he left when he and TPTB had disagreements over the character.
The late Robert Culp was signed as a stand-by to replace Larry Hagman when contract negotiations were at a stand-still during the 'Who Shot J.R.' summer.
Burt Reynolds for JR!!
Wonderful and heartbreaking in HARRY & TONTO, also funny and endearing in S.O.B.
R81, Rip Torn has one foot in the grave himself at this point.
You realize, R77 he moved at an early age out of state and was raised in California, New York, and other spots.
You do not have a Texas accent merely because you were born there. Idiot.
His mom, Mary Martin, was only 17-years old when Larry was born. Larry was raised by his grandmother. Martin started a dance school in Texas, and left for Hollywood and Broadway soon after. But, they finally became good friends & truly mother and son in the last 20 years of her life. And Larry did hate Mary Martin's 2nd husband (as did most everyone else).
But for many years he was mostly known as Mary's son.
Wasn't his mother a big old muffdiving dyke?
R88, I was a petite muffdiving dyke.
I agree - Dallas 2.0 is dead. People were watching for Hagman and because it pulled that bit of the old Dallas into it.
Actually, Mitt Romney for JR! Now that he has no job to speak of, he can dedicate his time to playing his true self.
So was he raised in Texas or not?
His singing was dubbed in that 1973 CBS-TV production of Applause, with Bacall.
Does anyone know if CBS hired him because he was more well known than Len Cariou, or was it because Len was on Broadway in A Little Night Music at the time of the London taping?
He was a jerk, he was all like, "Oh I drank and now I need a new liver." Of course you 'mos will be all sympathetic, because you know what it's like to get a disease you could've avoided getting.
Anyway, he just forked over a pile of money and got a new liver. Then he continued drinking and ruined that one, then he simply bought a new liver.
He was all like, "Rich people go to the front of the line."
It's like now you 'mos all think that you can go on welfare because Obama will give you free healthcare for your AIDS
R94 - you're a nasty, piece-of-shit excuse for a human.
Am I the only one who thought that he pinged to high heaven? No rumors at all?
He should have been Oscar-nominated for his heartbreaking turn in Primary Colors.
He made JR one of the most iconic characters in TV history, in addition to Dallas I hear he was also on a Daytime soap called the Edge of Night. Anybody got any info or clips on that show?
R86 he spent his years raised by his father and grand parents in TEXAS.
Five years after Larry was born, Mary Martin took off to New York to pursue her career and they didn't see each other for many years.
He lived in Texas from 1931 to 1940, nine years.
Then in 1946 he moved back to Texas to live with his Dad for 3 years,
So for a total of 12 years he spent his growing up years living in TEXAS.
So you do not consider those 12 years spent in TEXAS his growing up years R86 ?
Who is the idiot now.
He was great in a story arc on Nip/Tuck, playing Sanaa Lathan's husband. I quit watching the show after that storyline ended.
If he did live there that long, he still didn't pick up an authentic accent, asshole.
[quote] he moved at an early age out of state and was raised in California, New York, and other spots.
R101 you didn't do your homework cause that above statement is totally false. u won't even admit that you were wrong
[quote] he still didn't pick up an authentic accent, asshole.
says you, others would disagree.
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.
r.98, you're wish is my command. Larry Hagman as cop Ed Gibson on THE EDGE OF NIGHT circa 1961. Because it was a mystery-based soap opera, when Hagman decided to leave the show, they just had his character mysteriously disappear from town and, though an investigation was had, no body or trace of his character was ever found.
When Larry appeared on Edge, these shows were done live.
He treated Donna Reed like shit when he wanted Barbara Bel Geddes to return to "Dallas" in the role of Miss Ellie.
Paul Petersen stormed the "Dallas" set and confronted Larry for his rotten treatment of his TV mother.
Link please R106
Both Larry Hagman and Mary Martin had real Texas accent when not on stage, TV, or film.
R69/R86/R101, you're an insufferably nasty dimwit, clinging to a dumb argument.
Anyone who knew Larry would tell you that he had an authentic Texas accent. I'm a Texas native and I can tell you that his was the real McCoy.
You're wrong, as others have repeatedly told you. Now sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
Victoria Principal arranges to be at the death-bed of many celebrities so as to suck their final dying breath. I am surprised she was not at this one.
Joan Van Ark's face will be the new villian. Valene was being worked on in the lab by Dr. Hoffman.
"I'm a booger eating baboon!"
Is an inauthentic Texas accent when you only try half as hard?
[quote]Didn't have like about 20 liver transplants?
He had one.
[quote]Actually, Mitt Romney for JR! Now that he has no job to speak of, he can dedicate his time to playing his true self.
Hagman played J.R. with charm and flair. Mitt has neither of those qualities.
Is that in addition to the other 119 transplants, R115?
The producers of the current Dallas released a statement that J.R. will indeed die sometime during the second season they are currently shooting.
He had one in 1995. If you want to claim he had more than that, provide your source.
Sad news. He'll always be Major Anthony to me.
He was so funny and handsome as hell on that show. Even as a baby gay he gave me funny feelings down there when I watched IDOJ.
The producers had to have had a contingency plan in case of his passing. It would hav been foolhardy not to.
Rest in peace. Nice that Duffy and Gray were there at the end with him. Sad.
Finally! He was one nasty bastard.
If the producers are just a little bit smart they'll milk JR's death for seasons to come. I think they were dealing with Jock's death for three seeasons. Took them half a season to just miss him and then another half season to really declare him dead.
The first season was a bit all over the place for me, partially they tried to do justice to so many old and new characters. In a way the central and yet bystanding character of JR prevented the young ones to freely develop. Now they, especially John Ross, can develop anywhere. I hope the actors can fill the void. Anf if not I hope JR's will is going to reveal Pamela' whereabout.
R82 - I could see Culp being a capable JR, but not Foxworth.
Saw 42nd Street the summer of "Who Shot JR" when Hagman was at the absolute height of his fame. I've never seen a crazier crowd. He just smiled and said hello and charmed everyone as he moved through the crowd handing out fake money with J.R.'s face on it. I thought that was a clever way of seeming friendly while not signing any autographs or really stopping for anyone.
Love Dallas and think he was fabulous on it. Great fun.
Larry reminisced about his visit to the Starck Club in a new documentary.
I believe that both Hagman and Duffy were longtime Buddhists, Duffy devoutly so. In this context it makes sense that Duffy was with him at the end.
My cousin was a Buddhist adherent who died in hospice after battling cancer. There was much chanting and special prayers said at his bedside right up to the end.
Is this a continuation of the Patricia Heaton dead at 54 thread?
Do u think they might have actually filmed a JR death scene? That would be weird.
Has Susan Howard issued a statement yet?
I swallowed his load and thanked him for it.
r25- die of AIDS!!!
Why is it so strange that he may not like gays? It's not like you assholes here are that likable anyway.
 Larry Hagman was in the London productions of Applause with L.B. Thats why he was on they've version. That WAS the London Production.
Are you sure it wasn't Jennilee Harrison who died? Jamie Ewing was an integral part of the original series, after all.
I'm sad he died, wish i could have met him, he was the best,but life is such, we come and we have to leave, he had a full life, 81, may his soul be happy on its journey onwards. Goodbye Larry Hangman, goodbye JR. I am from Trinidad and Tobago- the Caribbean.
Larry Hagman did not play Bill Sampson in the London production of Applause . . . if he had, there would have been no reason to dub his singing for the television production.
r139, where did you get the idea he was dubbed?
Little known fact is that Larry directed the 1972 sequel to "The Blob" called "Son Of The Blob" in blood curding color! Sounds like a joke, but it's true!
Carrie Snodgress couldn't get a liver for transplant...
Anyone been to Southfork? I was there last summer. Awesome!
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Word has it he's already pestering God for another liver
R143, yes, it was shocking to see how small it was and devastating not to have the interiors match.
No way all those people could have lived in such a small house in real life -- if they had all that money.
But it was a thrill, nonetheless.