Larry Hagman really seems to enjoy being Larry Hagman. Before paying us a visit on WDAZ News @5 yesterday he entertained much of the rest of the staff with 45 minutes or so worth of stories in the station conference room. Before leaving he handed us all autographed $10,000 bills (with JR’s picture on them).
I asked him if his mother, the legendary Broadway star Mary Martin, ever gave him any advice when he was beginning his own Broadway and Off-Broadway career in New York years ago. He said she gave him three pieces of advice: Know your lines, hang up your clothes and stay reasonably sober. Two out of three isn’t so bad.