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Weatherford is also the birthplace and was the home of Mary Martin, internationally known Broadway star, renowned for her portrayal of the beloved Peter Pan. Her son, Larry Hagman, became a famous TV star, forever immortalized as the villainous J.R. Ewing of the television melodrama, Dallas.Larry Hagman was just as fond of Weatherford as his mother was, and he made appearances for special occasions and to help many Weatherford charities until his passing in Novemeber of 2012.

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright grew up in Weatherford and even wrote a book about his youth, “Weatherford Days…a Time of Learning.”

Famed portrait artist Douglas Chandor moved to Weatherford to be with the love of his life, Weatherford native, Ina Kuteman. Known internationally for his portraits of the rich and famous including Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chandor created another masterpiece in Weatherford, his magnificent gardens that are now open to the public.