Talk About Misleading Headlines: “Larry Hagman Death Sparks Interest in Southfork Ranch”

Getty Images had this interesting headline. Here’s what they reported:

Tourists flocked to Southfork Ranch inDallasTexas on Saturday Nov. 24 after news broke that Larry Hagman, the actor that played the famous television character J.R. Ewing on the iconic 1980s hit show “Dallas”, died the day before.

His popularity on the 1980s hit television series “Dallas” made the Texas town world-famous, but where was the recently deceased actor really from? More importantly, where was he living in the months and weeks before his death? Not in Hollywood, surprisingly enough. He died in the oil town that he seemed to love best — but not at Southfork.

Where WAS he living in this oil town? Hagman was a native Texan born in Fort Worth, and he died at Medical City Friday night surrounded by family and friends. Which leads me to believe he lived somewhere near Medical City — I thought I saw him at Central Market Preston Royal not too long ago.

The Examiner piece said Hagman spent most of his fortune amassing celebrity real estate, just another reason to love him..

“I have an apartment in New York, a ranch in Santa Fe, a castle in Ojai outside of L.A., a beach house in Malibu and [am] thinking of buying a [new] place in Santa Monica,” the former star of “I Dream Of Jeannie” once told the Chicago Tribune.

Now why do I say that Examiner’s headline is misleading? Because Southfork Ranch is not a private home, it’s a conference and event center! My guess is the gal who wrote this is not too familiar with Dallas, shocker. If I am wrong, correct me. Meantime, where was Larry living in North Dallas before his death the day after Thanksgiving???

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