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Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Jesse Metcalfe, Judith Light & More Tweet Their Thoughts on the Death Of Larry Hagman!

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As the world mourns today the loss of television icon Larry Hagman after yesterday’s shocking news of his passing, Hagman’s co-stars and close friends took to Twitter to share their sentiments at the passing of their beloved Larry.

As had been reported, Dallas longtime co-stars and Hagman’s closest friends, Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby) were with Larry at the end, and over the last several hours have shared their thoughts with fans:

Linda Gray:   “Thank you all for the love you have been sending about Larry’s passing. He was a true icon loved by so many.  So sad to lose such a wonderful dear bigger than life friend. Larry Hagman was one of a kind and will be with us all forever.”

Patrick Duffy:  “My friend is taking a break. Pardon my silence. Love Patrick ”

Hagman’s newest Dallas co-stars, Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher), Jordana Brewster (Elena), and Judith Light, also took to Twitter to pay homage to the iconic star:

Jesse Metcalfe:  “My deepest condolences go out to Larry’s friends and family. He will most certainly be missed.  It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman. With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought to life one of the most legendary television characters of all time. But to know the man, however briefly, was to know a passion and dedication for life and acting that was profoundly inspirational.”

Jordana Brewster:  “I feel lucky and humbled to have worked with such a great man and actor. We will miss you, Larry. Thank you all for the love you have been sending about Larry’s passing. He was a true icon loved by so many.”

Judith Light:   “So sad 2 hear the news re the brilliant gracious extraordinary Larry Hagman. He will be missed. Sending love 2 all specially Linda & Patrick”

Barbara Eden, who was Hagman’s longtime co-star on the hit television sitcom, I Dream Of Jeannie also shared what working with Larry meant to her …  “Larry Hagman not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana. I’ll miss him.  Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman   Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry. ”

We will continue to bring you updates from stars who share their thoughts on the loss of Hagman throughout the next few days.

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I was sad to hear the passing of Larry Hagman. I have watched him as J.R. on Dallas as well as on I Dream of Jeannie. He will definitely be missed. I send my love and regards to his friends and family in this time of saddness.

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Shocker!!!!!!!!!

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I am so glad that the “Dallas” relaunch gave Larry Hagman this one last hurrah, one more chance to show the TV audience what a great actor he was. The new series may have been focusing on the next generation, but no one commanded the screen like JR Ewing. While we certainly would have forgiven an 80 year old Larry Hagman for not being quite what he used to be, the man still had it. Even at age 80, Hagman made JR every bit as menacing as he ever was.

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I will be missed that Larry Hagman as greatest icon more like Andy Griffith and Richard Dawson as 2 biggest giants and 1 baddest dirtiest snake rich man..oh,well.. I love larry and his greatest characters Major Nelson and JR Ewing are most unique character of all time down the history. We all love you dearly.
My favorite moment was WHO Shot JR Ewing?

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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