Larry Martin Hagman

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Born: Sep 21, 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians


1931 - Larry Martin Hagman was born in Fort Worth, Texas on the 21st of September.

 

1936 - His parents were divorced.

 

 

1938 - He lived with his grandmother in Texas and California.

 

 

1940 - His mother met and married Richard Halliday, giving birth to a daughter, Heller.

 

 

1945 - At age 14, while attending boarding school, he began drinking heavily which would lead to serious health problems later in life.

 

1946 - He moved back to his hometown of Weatherford, Texas, where he worked as a ranch hand for his father's friend's company.

 

1949 - He graduated from high school and his mother suggested that he try out as an actor.

 

1951 - He appeared in the London production of South Pacific with his mother, and stayed in the show for about a year.

 

1955 - Married Maj Axelsson and had two children.

 

1956 - He returned to New York where he appeared in the Off-Broadway play "Once Around the Block", by William Saroyan, and received excellent reviews.

 

1964 - He made his film debut in "Ensign Pulver", which featured young unknown, Jack Nicholson.

 

1965 - In it's first season, NBC executives decided, I Dream Of Jeannie, should not be filmed in color which was prohibitively expensive at the time.

 

1970- I Dream Of Jeannie- last episode shown. 

 

1977 - He chose to leave the good guy image behind and took on the starring role in "Dallas".

 

1978 - The producers thought that the series was originally supposed to be about Bobby & Pam, and it wasn’t originally intended to be a ratings bonanza, with producers anticipating having to cancel the show after only five episodes.

 

1990 - His mother was diagnosed with colon cancer and died just 1 month before her 77th birthday.

 

1995 - In August, Hagman underwent a lifesaving liver transplant after admitting, he had been a heavy drinker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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