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Larry Hagman dead at 81

Died in a Dallas hospital. Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were with him.

by Anonymousreply 14512/16/2012

Has Mary Crosby been spotted in or around the hospital??

by Anonymousreply 211/23/2012

Wow, I wonder how they'll write this into the new show. Who murdered JR Ewing?

by Anonymousreply 311/23/2012

I condole his family.

by Anonymousreply 411/23/2012

He better not be in the "In Memoriam" montage at the Academy awards.

by Anonymousreply 511/23/2012

Get the writers assembled. They did, after all, bring me back from the dead!

by Anonymousreply 611/23/2012

I can't decide if it's touching or tacky that Patrick and Victoria where there when he died.

by Anonymousreply 711/23/2012

Why would it be tacky, R7? They were friends for close to 35 years.

by Anonymousreply 811/23/2012

They can write it into Dallas.. About who will inherit JR's fortunes.

by Anonymousreply 1111/23/2012

He was a hot piece of ass when he was young.

by Anonymousreply 1211/23/2012

Is the new Dallas still on or was it cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 1311/23/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1411/23/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1511/23/2012

Oh yeah, Mary's kid. Didn't he do some crappy TV show?

by Anonymousreply 1611/23/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1711/23/2012

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by Anonymousreply 1811/23/2012

The reboot won't last without him; he was the only good thing about it, really.

by Anonymousreply 1911/23/2012

Barbara just finished (or maybe still is) doing an interview for a L.A radio station about his death. Always nearby just like Jeannie.

by Anonymousreply 2011/23/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2111/23/2012

Funnny little interview Larry did back in 2011...

by Anonymousreply 2211/23/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2311/23/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2411/23/2012

Yes, I do recall he wasn't too fond of those pesky homosexuals.

by Anonymousreply 2611/24/2012

Yep, he didn't take too kindly to those pesky homosexuals.

by Anonymousreply 2711/24/2012

He was jealous of my basket.

by Anonymousreply 2811/24/2012

He was willing to accept me into the family.

by Anonymousreply 2911/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3011/24/2012

Dack got an extra season out of DALLAS after Patrick came back, IIRC.

by Anonymousreply 3111/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3211/24/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 3311/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3411/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3511/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3711/24/2012

R36 has stated his boundaries.

by Anonymousreply 3811/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3911/24/2012

Heartbroken.

by Anonymousreply 4011/24/2012

[quote]He was a longtime member of the Peace and Freedom Party, a minor leftist organization in California.

by Anonymousreply 4111/24/2012

Looks like most of his political contributions had a D behind the name.

by Anonymousreply 4211/24/2012

Hangman was a hardcore liberal. Where does all this Repuke shit come from?

And he didn't miss episodes last season. R34 has it exactly right.

by Anonymousreply 4311/24/2012

Appropriate that he died on a Friday night!

by Anonymousreply 4411/24/2012

So were the horses, R28.

by Anonymousreply 4511/24/2012

I thought he had died already.

by Anonymousreply 4611/24/2012

Some of his best moments:

by Anonymousreply 4711/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4811/24/2012

R44 appropriate indeed.

by Anonymousreply 4911/24/2012

He did some good work in The Group just before he got the Jeannie gig.

by Anonymousreply 5011/24/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5111/24/2012

Nothing I have read says Victoria was with him.

by Anonymousreply 5211/24/2012

Who gets the eyebrows?

by Anonymousreply 5311/24/2012

I'm guessing the show will be delayed so they can rework the storyline.

by Anonymousreply 5411/24/2012

I thought Larry and Linda were close, but that he and Victoria weren't - not bad blood, just not close.

by Anonymousreply 5511/24/2012

Too bad they can't replace him with Donna Reed.

by Anonymousreply 5611/24/2012

Looks like the Grim Reaper decided to take another high-profile celebrity for the end of 2012 rather than waiting until 2013

by Anonymousreply 5711/24/2012

Flash Headline at IMDB:

by Anonymousreply 5811/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5911/24/2012

Didn't have like about 20 liver transplants? Talk about using your celebrity to go to the top of the heap.

by Anonymousreply 6011/24/2012

I should note that Hagman was stone cold sober.

by Anonymousreply 6111/24/2012

Very sad. He was a giant, first of television comedy (he was wonderful at slapstick) than of television melodrama.

by Anonymousreply 6211/24/2012

I hope no one tells Barbara Bel Geddes. This will kill her.

by Anonymousreply 6311/24/2012

DALLAS is fucked up!!!! I smell cancellation.

by Anonymousreply 6411/24/2012

I guess an I Dream of Jeannie reunion aint happening!!!?????? Sad!

by Anonymousreply 6511/24/2012

The eyebrows are still alive, although they remain in critical condition. We hope and pray for the best.

by Anonymousreply 6611/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6711/24/2012

Dallas without J.R.??? That won't last.

by Anonymousreply 6811/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6911/24/2012

Lips=lisp. Must correct it before the grammar and spelling troll gets down to the basement.

by Anonymousreply 7011/24/2012

[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

by Anonymousreply 7111/24/2012

You are all forgetting his best role.

Singing with Lauren Bacall in Applause!

by Anonymousreply 7211/24/2012

Larry always said Linda Gray was like a second wife, and Patrick like a brother. He is extremely close to both Linda and Patrick.

by Anonymousreply 7311/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7411/24/2012

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)

by Anonymousreply 7511/24/2012

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.”

by Anonymousreply 7611/24/2012

[quote] His Texas accent was inauthentic.

You do realize he was born and raised in Texas

by Anonymousreply 7711/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7811/24/2012

He did some underwear ads for Jockey, didn't he?

by Anonymousreply 7911/24/2012

Will they recast?

by Anonymousreply 8011/24/2012

Rip Torn for JR!

by Anonymousreply 8111/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8211/24/2012

Burt Reynolds for JR!!

by Anonymousreply 8311/24/2012

Wonderful and heartbreaking in HARRY & TONTO, also funny and endearing in S.O.B.

by Anonymousreply 8411/24/2012

R81, Rip Torn has one foot in the grave himself at this point.

by Anonymousreply 8511/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8611/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8711/24/2012

Wasn't his mother a big old muffdiving dyke?

by Anonymousreply 8811/24/2012

R88, I was a petite muffdiving dyke.

by Anonymousreply 8911/24/2012

I agree - Dallas 2.0 is dead. People were watching for Hagman and because it pulled that bit of the old Dallas into it.

by Anonymousreply 9011/24/2012

Actually, Mitt Romney for JR! Now that he has no job to speak of, he can dedicate his time to playing his true self.

by Anonymousreply 9111/24/2012

So was he raised in Texas or not?

by Anonymousreply 9211/24/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 9311/24/2012

R94 - you're a nasty, piece-of-shit excuse for a human.

by Anonymousreply 9511/24/2012

Am I the only one who thought that he pinged to high heaven? No rumors at all?

by Anonymousreply 9611/24/2012

He should have been Oscar-nominated for his heartbreaking turn in Primary Colors.

by Anonymousreply 9711/24/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 9811/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 9911/24/2012

He was great in a story arc on Nip/Tuck, playing Sanaa Lathan's husband. I quit watching the show after that storyline ended.

by Anonymousreply 10011/24/2012

If he did live there that long, he still didn't pick up an authentic accent, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 10111/24/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 10211/24/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 10311/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10411/24/2012

When Larry appeared on Edge, these shows were done live.

by Anonymousreply 10511/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10611/24/2012

Link please R106

by Anonymousreply 10711/24/2012

Both Larry Hagman and Mary Martin had real Texas accent when not on stage, TV, or film.

by Anonymousreply 10811/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10911/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 11011/24/2012

Joan Van Ark's face will be the new villian. Valene was being worked on in the lab by Dr. Hoffman.

by Anonymousreply 11111/24/2012

I'm available.

by Anonymousreply 11211/24/2012

Is an inauthentic Texas accent when you only try half as hard?

by Anonymousreply 11411/24/2012

[quote]Didn't have like about 20 liver transplants?

He had one.

by Anonymousreply 11511/24/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 11611/24/2012

Is that in addition to the other 119 transplants, R115?

by Anonymousreply 11711/24/2012

The producers of the current Dallas released a statement that J.R. will indeed die sometime during the second season they are currently shooting.

by Anonymousreply 11811/24/2012

He had one in 1995. If you want to claim he had more than that, provide your source.

by Anonymousreply 11911/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 12011/24/2012

The producers had to have had a contingency plan in case of his passing. It would hav been foolhardy not to.

by Anonymousreply 12111/24/2012

Rest in peace. Nice that Duffy and Gray were there at the end with him. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 12211/24/2012

Finally! He was one nasty bastard.

by Anonymousreply 12311/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 12411/24/2012

R82 - I could see Culp being a capable JR, but not Foxworth.

by Anonymousreply 12511/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 12611/24/2012

Larry reminisced about his visit to the Starck Club in a new documentary.

by Anonymousreply 12711/24/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 12811/24/2012

Is this a continuation of the Patricia Heaton dead at 54 thread?

by Anonymousreply 12911/24/2012

Do u think they might have actually filmed a JR death scene? That would be weird.

by Anonymousreply 13011/24/2012

Has Susan Howard issued a statement yet?

by Anonymousreply 13111/24/2012

I swallowed his load and thanked him for it.

by Anonymousreply 13211/24/2012

[93] 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.

by Anonymousreply 13611/24/2012

Are you sure it wasn't Jennilee Harrison who died? Jamie Ewing was an integral part of the original series, after all.

by Anonymousreply 13711/25/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 13811/25/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 13911/25/2012

r139, where did you get the idea he was dubbed?

by Anonymousreply 14011/25/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 14111/25/2012

Carrie Snodgress couldn't get a liver for transplant...

by Anonymousreply 14211/25/2012

Anyone been to Southfork? I was there last summer. Awesome!

by Anonymousreply 14311/26/2012

Word has it he's already pestering God for another liver

by Anonymousreply 14411/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 14512/16/2012
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