Patrick Duffy, aka Bobby Ewing, strikes gold at 60
Patrick Duffy, of ‘Man from Atlantis’ and ‘Dallas’ fame, celebrates his 60th birthday today, on March 17, 2010.
Patrick has been happily married to Carlyn for 36 years, and they have two sons, one of whom is a playwright, and the other an actor/writer-producer.
Not a lot of people know this ... but Patrick and his good friend, Larry Hagman (who played the infamous oil tycoon, JR Ewing – brother of Patrick’s character, Bobby), co-produced the final television movie of Dallas. In fact, Patrick began his directing career by taking the helm for 30 episodes of the popular long-running show.
Patrick was raised in a small town in Montana, and moved to Seattle in 1961. Nowadays, he is and his wife are permanent residents on their ranch in Oregon, though they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren in Los Angeles.
No doubt Patrick will be showered with 60th Birthday Gifts from family, friends and fans alike. An engraved photo frame in which to place a treasured image of the birthday boy with his family, would make his day.
Because when it comes to giving Birthday Giftsto any man, who, like Patrick, has everything, the trick is to choose something from the heart, and to have it personalised.