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Seitz on Dallas’s Larry Hagman
New York Magazine, by Matt Zoller Seitz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/25/2012 6:04:47 AM

Larry Hagman, who died Friday of cancer at 81, wasn’t just a gifted actor. He was a great star who pulled off one of the most unlikely reinventions in American TV. Whether playing the befuddled Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie or raising hell as J.R. Ewing on Dallas, there was always an alertness and joy in his acting, but the breadth of Hagman’s talent becomes undeniable when you put those key roles next to each other. On Jeannie, a sprightly, casually sexist 1960s sitcom about an Air Force officer and his gal-Friday-in-a-bottle,

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Anyone else remember that, for a long time, Hagman wouldn´t speak on Fridays? Literally, he communicated with nods and grunts and written notes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 11/25/2012 7:07:41 AM     (No. 9032754)

Cue the I Dream of Jeannie marathon on TVLand. Larry is one of TV´s icons. Too many are passing. He will be missed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: masscon, 11/25/2012 8:48:30 AM     (No. 9032832)

I was mad about Major Nelson when I was an 8-year old. Tuesday nights at 7:30 or 8 IIRC. Then my mother thought it became too risque and that was the end of that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/25/2012 8:58:44 AM     (No. 9032843)

Too lazy to google it but I´m pretty sure it was "Genie".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilko, 11/25/2012 8:59:31 AM     (No. 9032846)

Didn´t he also not wear clothes in his home? And wasn´t he a pot proponent? Interesting guy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/25/2012 9:53:09 AM     (No. 9032912)

#3, Jeannie was a Genie.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/25/2012 10:08:44 AM     (No. 9032932)

Politically, he was far to the left, a lifelong member of the Peace and Freedom Party. He mocked George Bush as stupid and uneducated. And he was a big proponent of solar energy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 11/25/2012 3:47:51 PM     (No. 9033388)

Yes he was a big proponent of solar energy that cost him far more then he ever saved.
I never watched ´I Dream of Jeannie´ for Larry Hagman. I watched it for Barbara Eden : )

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