Larry Hagman’s former co-star and friend, Barbara Eden, is mourning his death. The two starred in I Dream of Jeannie together for five seasons and 139 episodes. It was never a big hit and only reached as high as #26 in the annual Nielsen rankings. The ratings dropped in season five and the show was cancelled in 1970. Hagman often attributed viewers losing interest after Tony and Jeannie were married.
Years later, Eden and co-star Bill Daily reunited for two made-for-TV movies — I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later and I Still Dream of Jeannie — but Hagman opted not to take part. Eden guested on Hagman’s Dallas series in the show’s 14th season, playing JR Ewing’s former lover — a nod to the actors’ previous roles.
Eden, Hagman, and Daily have reunited numerous times on-camera and in public, giving fans an opportunity to meet the three in person together.