- Dallas was the top-rated
series on the air for three seasons! When it aired, the "Who Shot J.R." episode became the most watched episode in television
history! The final episode of "MASH" beat that record in February of 1983. Larry Hagman was threatening to leave the series
due to a contract dispute. The producers got prepared, just in case. If he would have left, the ambulance carrying J.R. to
the hospital after his shooting would have crashed and caught fire in an accident. J.R. would have required extensive plastic
surgery and Robert Culp (Star of the 1965 series, "I Spy") would have taken over the role.
- Both J.R. and Bobby married and divorced their first wives twice on the
show. Then they each got married to a new wife. J.R. divorced his second wife too and Bobby became a widower when his second
- Dallas would often make the audience believe that someone had died and
then find ways to keep them alive. Several characters died in someone's dream and then they'd wake up. Sometimes there would
be a report that someone had died and then they'd show up alive and the report turned out to be false.
- The dream death that had the most impact on the series was Bobby Ewing's
death. Originally, he died because Patrick Duffy left the series in the seventh season. Then he decided that he wanted to
return for the ninth season. Patrick's wife told him that the only way that could happen is if his death had really been someone's
dream. Duffy relayed this idea to the producers and even though that meant that they entire eighth season would become Pam
Ewing's dream, they went along with the idea and Patrick Duffy returned.
- Knot's Landing was the only Dallas "spin-off" but there's no doubt that
it inspired the productions of several others such as "Falcon Crest" and "Dynasty". In fact, Robert Foxworth who was offered
the role of J.R. Ewing and turned it down, agreed to do a very similar role later on "Falcon Crest". After Foxworth turned
down the role of J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman refused the starring role in the series, "The Waverly Wonders" to become J.R. That
was a good move as "The Waverly Wonders" didn't last very long.
Larry Hagman's Trivia
- Broke his collar bone when he was a child.
- Loves motorcycles, and owns a Harley.
- Offered to pay for drug rehab for Robert Downey Jr. in 1996,
after Downey asked to borrow $100,000 from him.
- Has a ring made from the gallstones that were removed during
his liver transplant.
- Served in the U. S. Army.
- He met his wife while he was stationed in England, UK.
- He refuses to speak one day a week, simply as a test of his
- Son, Preston Daughter, Heidi, appeared in All in the Family
- Had a liver transplant. 
- Earned a reported $75,000 to $100,000 an episode for "Dallas"
- Requires autograph seekers to sing a song for him or tell
him a joke before giving his autograph. He says that he does it so he gets something back from his fans.
- Attended Bard College in Anandale-on-the-Hudson, New York
for one year
- He produced and directed shows for servicemen while he was
stationed in the U. S. Air Force.
- Chairman of the American Cancer Society's Great American
- Enjoys skiing, backpacking, fishing, sailing, and touring
in his personally designed custom motorhome
- Collects canes, hats and flags
- Is a huge supporter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Used to live next door to Burgess Meredith in the early 1980s.
- Is a vegetarian.
- Is a long-time friend of the late Carrol O'Connor, and spoke
at O'Connor's funeral on 26 June 2001. O'Connor gave Hagman's daughter, Heidi, a part in "Archie Bunker's Place" in the early
- His Ojai, California ranch is called The Odd Ball.
- Daughter, Kristina Mary "Heidi", born 17 February 1958.
- Son, Preston, born 2 May 1962.
- Is Bridget Fonda's godfather.
- His wife is from Sweden, and they own a house in her old
hometown Sundsvall, that they visit every year.
- Turned down the starring role on the short-lived sitcom "The
Waverly Wonders" in favor of "Dallas".
- Granddaughters: Noelle, Rebecca, and Tara.
- The Malibu house in which he used to live is now owned by
the singer Sting.
- Was best friends with legendary Who drummer Keith Moon whom
he met on the set of the movie Stardust
- Son of Mary Martin.
- Made his stage debut as a Seabee in the London production
of "South Pacific," which starred his mother. In 1989 Mary Martin would recall, "Larry could really sing, too. Still can,
but he doesn't like to." Another Seabee, also making his stage debut in the production, was Sean Connery.
- Was one of the few players on "Dallas" to stay on for the
- Played on I Dream of Jeannie as Major Anthony Nelson for five years.
Linda Gray's Trivia
- Daughter, Kehly Sloane, appeared on Dallas.
- Was voted "Woman of the Year" in 1982 from the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
- Owns a production company: LG Productions, Inc.
- Linda Gray was a guest on "The Mac Davis Christmas Special" December 1978. It was
during this TV special she sang the song "Hello Hollywood - Here I Am".
- Grew up in Culver City, California, USA.
- Linda put on neighborhood plays as a child.
- Played Cinderella in high school production of Cinderella.
- On the front of the movie "The Graduate", most people assume that the leg on the front
cover with Dustin Hoffman is that of Anne Bancroft. However, this is not the leg of Miss Bancroft... it is the leg of a model
who at that time was not well known. This model was Linda Gray.
- Served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.
- Was fired during the 8th season of Dallas after she asked producers to let her direct
a few episodes of the series. Her job was spared when Larry Hagman threatened to walk out in protest.
- Was forced to miss her son's high school graduation because of her work schedule on
- Daughter, Kehly Sloane, was Miss Golden Globe 1997.
- Son: Jeff Thrasher.
- Did her first ever nude scene in 2001 when appearing in the London version of the
play 'The Graduate.'
- Aunt of actress Lindsay Wagner
- Her sister Betty died in 1989.
- Attended Notre Dame Academy in Culver City, California.
- Mother-in-law of producer Lance Sloane
- Grandsons: Ryder Sloane and Jack Sloane
Patrick Duffy's Trivia
- Patrick Duffy's son Conor played the role of "Little J.R."on the final episode of
- His son Padraic played Mark Harris on the show.
- On the series, "The Man from Atlantis (1977)", Patrick also played a character named
- The dream death that had the most impact on the series was Bobby Ewing's death. Originally,
he died because Patrick Duffy left the series in the seventh season. Then he decided that he wanted to return for the ninth
season. Patrick's wife told him that the only way that could happen is if his death had really been someone's dream. Duffy
relayed this idea to the producers and even though that meant that they entire eighth season would become Pam Ewing's dream,
they went along with the idea and Patrick Duffy returned.