'I Dream of Jeannie' star Barbara Eden remembers her late son Matthew Ansara: 'A beautiful young man'

マシューアンサラ, 女優でありパフォーマーでもあるマイケル・アンサラの一人っ子, 俳優兼フィットネストレーナーでもあった, で亡くなりました 2001 年齢で 35. 死因は偶発的な薬物の過剰摂取でした.

At the time of his death, People magazine reported Eden was preparing for her son’s wedding, which was set to take place that year.

You’re gonna make me cry… I have his pictures around,” インクルード “かわいい魔女ジニー” star recently told Closer Weekly. “私[私] don’t pretend like he never was. Because he was [A] super, super human being.

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Barbara Eden with son Matthew Michael Ansara.

Barbara Eden with son Matthew Michael Ansara. (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

“[彼がいた] a beautiful young man,” 彼女は付け加えた.

Eden hopes her son’s story will help those struggling with addiction, along with parents trying to be a support system for their children.

For a long time, I would go out and talk to parents about drugs, and the use of them and what to do… because I think a lot of people, we were totally ignorant, we had no idea what was going on,” 彼女は説明した. “… [My mom] didn’t go into my drawers. I didn’t go into hers, and all that kind of thing. You open those drawers. You know what they’re doing every minute. I thought I did. But I didn’t know. And I think if we had known sooner, we could have dealt with it. We didn’t know until he was in college.

The 89-year-old revealed that her son fought to getclear and clean” だが “he had a heck of a time.

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Barbara Eden and son Matthew Ansara attend  the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Honoring Barbara Eden with a Star’ on November 17, 1988, ハリウッドで, カリフォルニア.

Barbara Eden and son Matthew Ansara attend the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Honoring Barbara Eden with a Star’ on November 17, 1988, ハリウッドで, カリフォルニア. (ロン・ガレラによる写真, Ltd/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Eden and Ansara’s father, Micheal Ansara, were married from 1958 まで 1974.

The patriarch, a television and movie actor whose roles included Klingon on “スタートレック,” で亡くなりました 2013 年齢で 91 after a long illness.

ごく最近, Eden has co-written a children‘s タイトル Barbara and the Dijin. It chronicles the adventures of a young girl who meets a charming genie and later learns the value of kindness and understanding.

今月上旬, Eden told フォックス・ニュース she still has fond memories of her “かわいい魔女ジニー” co-star Larry Hagman. The actor passed away in 2012 年齢で 81.

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Barbara Eden as Jeannie, Larry Hagman as Anthony 'Tony' Nelson in ‘I Dream of Jeannie.’

Barbara Eden as Jeannie, Larry Hagman as Anthony ‘TonyNelson in ‘I Dream of Jeannie.’ (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty)

You can’t describe it,” she said about her on-screen connection with the star. “It’s either there or it isn’t. そしてもちろん, with us, it was there. We had the same rhythm. We laughed at the same things. It was just there. We didn’t have to work at it.

And when there was talk that Hagman would be replaced in the series, it was Eden who defended her pal.

Sidney Sheldon, who of course was our creator, producer and everything, came to me and said that Larry was troubled,” 彼女は説明した. “We all knew that he was personally troubled, but never on the set. When we worked, it was work and it was good. On film, he’s wonderful.

I simply said, ‘He can’t get along with people. That’s all. You can get around that. I think it would be foolish to switch him in the middle of the show,’” Eden continued. “… All I knew was they wanted to get rid of Larry and I didn’t think it was the wise thing to do.

Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman remained friends over the years.

Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman remained friends over the years. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

We just got along,” 彼女は共有しました. “I don’t think it was a surprise to him. Larry always had a friend. He knew that.

Eden has also been thinking about the future and what it holds for her. 2月中 2022, she’ll be doing a show with The Edward Twins.

I guess I enjoy my work,” Eden chuckled when asked what has kept her going. “I truly enjoy what I do and I love it… for me, it’s business as usual, to do what I love.

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