And now he’ll never know.

Dallas was one of the iconic tv series of the past. My memory is so bad that I don’t even remember when it was aired, but a search on the internet will reveal the answer with no problem, I’m sure. The bad evil character was played by Larry Hagman whose death was sadly announced today.

I once had an aunt who was a social climber. She had a silver teapot that shone like no other, struck the fear of death into anyone with bad table manners, and was loved in spite of everything. Sadly she too is no longer with us, but I thought of her this morning. You see, due to my relationship to her – I was related to Larry Hagman.

No, I’m not making this comment to ensure that I see a part of his fortune, but just to show how tenuous a link can be for someone to be proud of that link. I can’t remember the full story, but somehow it goes through Jack Jones and Maria Martin. I think it had something to do with a cousin who was related to Jack Jones’ Grandfather, and I believe that JJ was a step-brother of Larry Hagman, but I’m not doing the research, it would be a waste of time. Auntie Anne, however, would practically hug the screen when JR was in the scene – because ‘we are related, you know’.


RIP Larry Hagman


  1. My children always loved the show “Mr. Rogers,” for just such a tenuous link. Their paternal grandmother had “gone to school with Fred Rogers,” which is what Grandma used to say, meaning that they had both been at Rollins College at the same time, although he was ahead of her by several years.

  2. I remember the 80:s, this was the biggest serie in Sweden, and JR was a role he did with brillance, I loved to hate him. This serie stopped sometime in the end of the 80:s, outside the serie, some Swedish journalist told us Swedish that he was so gently in reality. His spirit lives,. RIP to a great actor

    And to his wife Maj Axelsson : “Din make var en uppskattad skådespelare!” (Your husband was a appreciated actor!) “Sverige kommer att sakna Larry Hagman!” (Sweden will miss Larry Hagman!)

      1. Of course, I should have known. I guess I’m just asserting that time passes faster than I dare to think! Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to comment.

  3. Oh!! Dallas was my favorite show. My friend and I used to sit on the couch every Friday night, with out bowl of popcorn and watch Dallas and Falcon Crest. Thanks for bringing back such a fun memory!
    I am so upset Larry Hagman died…he and his eyebrows were a “friend” of mine…

    1. I gather that he was a really likeable chap, and nothing like his JR character. He must have had such fun playing that part. Thanks for sharing your memory.

  4. Was so sorry to hear of Larry Hagman’s passing. Used to enjoy watching him in I Dream of Genie with Barbara Eden when i was little.
    Enjoyed him even more in Dallas, both times.
    He will be missed. Thoughts are with his family, friends & fans.

  5. A marvelous story with a perfect lead in! I loved the original Dallas and did not watch one episode of the new Dallas. I hear it was very good. I loved to hate Larry as well. For sharing this with us, thank you.

    1. Thanks for visiting, and for commenting. We were always amused at the way Auntie Anne was so convinced of her relationship. It was as though they spoke on the phone every day……

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