But behind his costume wearing, dope-smoking, drinking openly and hippie lifestyle, Hagman led a double life with shocking secrets that even his daughter, Kristina Hagman only learned after his death in November 2012.'Dad liked secrets.Secrets made him feel powerful and in control', Kristina Hagman writes in The Eternal Party: Understanding My Dad, Larry Hagman, the TV Star America Loved to Hate, published by Thomas Dunne.
Ewing in the TV drama "Dallas," was known as the life of the party.
His last words to his daughter Kristina: "Forgive me."That's one of many revelations the Daily Mail detailed in Kristina Hagman's new book, "The Eternal Party: Understanding My Dad, Larry Hagman, the TV Star America Loved to Hate."Kristina says growing up with her TV-star father was — as the title indicates — a party, but she also says Larry struggled with substance abuse and infidelity.
(Photo by Michael Tran/Film Magic)HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Larry Hagman attends the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Premiere Of The 40th Anniversary Restoration Of 'Cabaret' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Brown/Getty Images)PALM SPRINGS, CA - FEBRUARY 7: Actor Larry Hagman attends Heidi Hagman Art Exhibit Opening on February 7, 1981 at Arthur Elrod Showroom in Palm Springs, California.
(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Wire Image) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 31: Actor Larry Hagman and actress Linda Gray attend the 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 31, 1981 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo by Cooper Neill/Wire Image)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Actor Larry Hagman arrives at the launch party for the new Channel 5 television series of 'Dallas' at Old Billingsgate on August 21, 2012 in London, England.
(Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Actor Larry Hagman of TNT's 'Dallas' sits down with the entire cast for an interview on Sirius XM's 'Morning Jolt with Larry Flick' at the Sirius XM Studio on June 11, 2012 in New York City.
(Photo by The Image Gate/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (L-R) Actors Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman pose in the press room at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo by Steve Granitz/Wire Image)MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 08: Actor Larry Hagman arrives to attend a photocall for the TV series 'DALLAS' during the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum on June 8, 2010 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
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