Fast Marriage Facts - Larry and Maj
Met: Abt. 1953.
Married: December 18, 1954.
Marriage Ended: November 23, 2012, when Larry died.
First Marriage: Yes.
Did You Know?
Larry said the secret to their long marriage was having fun and two bathrooms.
Maj Axelsson: Abt. 1931 in Sweden.
Michael Cain: “I was blessed to … witness his heart that was so full of passion and charity and mischievousness. His friendship will be missed by many, including me. Recently on a trip to Santa Monica, I was initiated into a celebration, a ritual that Larry performed with guests as the sun set over the ocean, where we shouted out to the sun as the final sliver passed over the hills. … I know he would want us to stand and shout and celebrate his life and the passion with which he loved and lived it.”
Source: Alan Peppard. "Actor Larry Hagman, notorious as 'Dallas' villain J.R. Ewing, dies." DallasNews.com. 11/23/2012.
When Larry and Maj Met:
Larry: "I liked what I saw from the moment I looked into her blue eyes."
Source: Larry Hagman, Todd Gold. Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life. 2001. pg. 75.
Wedding Date and Info:
Larry: "The first was a civil ceremony witnessed by my best man, Staff Sergenat Bill Bolmier, and his wife, Shirley, who have become our lifelong friends. The second was a religious service at London's Swedish Church. Henri Kleiman was my best man, and Maj's younger sister, Berit (Bebe), and her father, Axel, attended. Mother gave us an Austin-Healey as a wedding present."
Source: Larry Hagman, Todd Gold. Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life. 2001. pg. 78.
Maj and Larry honeymooned in Sweden.
- Heidi Kristina Mary Hagman: Born in 1958.
- Preston Benjamin Axel Hagman: Born in 1962.
Maj: Designer, real estate developer, producer.
At one time they owned a home in Malibu, California. They also owned a 43-acre ranch in Ojai, California they called Heaven. The house had seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a grotto, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a helicopter pad.
Quotes About the Marriage of Maj and Larry Hagman:
Source: Larry Hagman, Todd Gold. Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life. 2001. pg. 268.