The liver "feels good," he said, reaching for the first available piece of wood to knock on and then adding, "I mean, you never really know."
The event, open to the public, reportedly will feature a question and answer period with cast members, tours of the mansion, fireworks and country music. Co stars such as Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy have confirmed they also will attend.
Other modern day shows such as "24" also rely on the serial storytelling "Dallas" used.
"Dallas" wasn't the first prime time soap and didn't invent the cliffhanger, but it sure popularized them, said Robert Thompson, a Syracuse University pop culture professor. "Dallas' wasn't one of the great artistic achievements of our time, but it paved the way."
In addition, threads of the "Dallas" heritage can be seen in such prime time soaps as "Desperate Housewives," though "Dallas," considered bold and brassy in its day, now seems tame by comparison. one of the all time great TV characters, right up there with Barney Fife and Archie Bunker. Hagman, he added, "was perfect for the role."
Larry Hagman enjoys being above it all on his mountaintop near Ojai
up to him on the streets demanding he spill the beans.
A mid October visit to Heaven found the 77 year old Hagman energetic despite back to back trips to Germany for Oktoberfest and his Texas homeland to drum up publicity for the upcoming "Dallas" reunion.
For one, it got him into Heaven, the breathtaking 42 acre mountaintop ranch near Ojai that he shares with his wife, Maj, two large and completely lovable black Labrador retrievers named Thunder and Lightning, a few peahens and chickens, hired hands who help tend to the hundreds of citrus, avocado and other trees on the estate, and the occasional cougar, bear, rattlesnake and coyote.
But one of the show's greatest assets, Thompson said, was that it never let on that it was comical. "That's what made it so fun to watch, so soapy and dishy," he said.
He delightedly dished up "Dallas" reminiscences. He showed off a sparkling wit and his estate in about equal measure, offering running commentary spiced with earthy language and gales of laughter. role but for the 1995 liver transplant that saved his life.
Think of it as the California version of Southfork, the ranch north of Dallas where the namesake show was shot. Hagman is due back on Southfork Nov. 8 for a 30 year reunion party for "Dallas."
These days, Hagman said, "I'm an avocado farmer." He quickly corrected himself, crediting his hired hands. also got Hagman everlasting recognition. For President" T shirts and bumper stickers (he still has some) and the people who'd come Brown Nike Air Force 1 Low
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On Nov. Some 350 million people in 57 countries tuned in, according to Hagman's Web site. It remains one of the most watched shows in TV history.
he noted, comes from his other iconic role as the genial Maj. They did in Germany, but something got lost in translation. There, as in other foreign countries, "Dallas" is dubbed Nike Air Force 1 High With Joggers
He did a voice over for "The Simpsons" and had a recurring part on "Nip/Tuck" a couple of years ago, but the work has largely dried up in the past decade though he will leave for Greece the day after the Nov. 8 "Dallas" wingding to shoot a film; Gray is also in the cast.
Though not quite as white hot now, that Nike Air Force 1 Low Suede - Hyper Blue type of recognition continues "even today," said Hagman, the only actor to be in all 357 episodes of "Dallas" during its 14 season run from 1978 to 1991. Ewing,'" he said, his voice in gasps and his face breaking into a marvelous series of surprised look contortions.
"I was a cartoon," he said. "You know those Batman' villains? I was doing that at a different level. It was outrageous comedy to me."
into the home language using other voices. laugh," Hagman said, "and there was this deafening silence. They weren't used to it."
Hagman wore white pants, black loafers and a light blue casual Western shirt. used to arch are now almost shock white.
"God I love being famous," he continued, almost roaring with enthusiasm.
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