Linda Gray's tell-all book reveals secrets and scandals from her hit TV show Dallas and RadarOnline.com has a gallery on her exclusive Larry Hagman stories and more!
The 5"8' beauty revealed that legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor paid her a back-handed compliment and called her "the bitch with the long legs," in her tell-all book The Road To Happiness.
Gray's father, a jeweler, made the watch that Clark Gable wore as Rhett Butler in the 1939 award winning film Gone With the Wind.
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Gray shockingly revealed that she lost her virginity to husband Ed Thrasher -- an art director for Capitol Records — on their honeymoon at 21 and the "sex was a crushing disappointment."
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Despite her miserable sex life, Gray was faithful to her husband during their 22-year marriage. Post-divorce, she bedded a musician and wrote that "sex with him was a revelation." She had a series of flings, especially with younger men, and "I reveled in my late-in-life sexual awakening."
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Gray said she sat in the recording studio while Frank Sinatra sang "New York, New York," for his 1973 album "Ol' Blue Eyes is Back."
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Gray admitted that her husband Thrasher was often emotionally abusive and controlling, and she sought solace in self-help books, meditation and health food. "I was as voiceless as the animals I cared for," she said.
She broke out of the rut in the '70s by taking an acting workshop at CEC Studio in Burbank. Classmates included Dee Wallace (soon-to-be Stone), Carl Weathers, Susan Blakely and Veronica Hamel.
Linda played transgender woman Linda Murkland on Norman Lear's 1977 soap All That Glitters -- the first trans series regular on network TV.
Gray was a huge fan of her Dallas co-star Patrick Duffy, who was a heartthrob due to The Man From Atlantis. The makeup artist for the show also did make up for her soap and introduced them. "It always irked Larry Hagman that Patrick Duffy and I met each other first," she said.
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When famed stylist Jose Eber started doing Gray's hair while she was on Dallas, her husband Thrasher told her one particular style made her "look like a hooker."
She was faithful to Thrasher, but admitted the only affair she had during her marriage was "with Dallas."
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Of her close relationship with Dallas husband, the late Larry Hagman, Gray said: "There was nothing romantic or sexual between us. (Sorry.) That would have been like screwing my brother."
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Not surprisingly, she said Hagman was into "nonstop partying (drinking, smoking, dropping acid with rock stars)."
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Gray wrote that she was religious and "a good Catholic girl, I can still recite the Lord's Prayer."
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She revealed that she had a psychic vision of her grandson Ryder two days before he was born. They share the same birthday, Sept. 12.
Gray detailed how she went to dinner with Bette Davis once, where the legendary actress chain-smoked and declared, "White wine looks like piss."
Her legs were used in the posters for The Graduate in place of Anne Bancroft's. Years later, in 2011, she would be playing Mrs. Robinson in a London stage production that included a towel-dropping nude scene. She was doing that production during 9/11.
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Gray visited a Brazilian healer, John of God, in 2012 after being diagnosed with an eye condition that impaired her vision. He performed a "simultaneous psychic surgery" on multiple patients at his "spiritual hospital" – Gray among them. "My vision is unchanged," she said. "But my outlook? Vastly improved."
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In 1983, Larry Flynt and HUSTLER offered to pay her $1,000,000 if she posed for their 10th anniversary issue. She didn't respond. Now, though? "I'm stating for the record that if you write a check for twenty-five million dollars to Enid Borden at the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger and twenty-five million to me, I will pose for your magazine. Let's get this thing going. Neither one of us is getting any prettier, Mr. Flynt."