Mr. Clayton Farlow
Clayton Farlow enters the lives of the Ewings when Suellen falls in love with Clayton's son, Dusty. That
relationship takes Suellen and John Ross to The Southern Cross Ranch the home of the Farlows. It is located in San Angelo,
Texas. He inharated it. In 1939 he married his first wife, Amy. This sent his younger sister, Jessica into a jealous
rage. Jessica became pregnant and did not know who the father was and was sent to England to that the child. Since Amy and
Clayton could not have children of their own they took Jessica's son, Steven nicknamed Dusty to the Southern Cross.
Jessica was admitted to a mental hospital after the birth and Dusty was raised by Clayton and Amy who he still believes are
his parents. In the 1950's, Amy's health started to fail and Clayton was having money troubles. On top of this
Jessica was released and returned home. While Clayton was away on business a fire broke out at the Southern Cross. Jessica
saved Dusty, but Amy died.
Clayton became wealthy again from Amy's death and he rebuilt the Southern Cross. Jessica returned to England
and married Lord Montford. At the Southern Cross Dusty grew up and joined the rodeo circuit. He met Suellen Ewing at a Southfork
rodeo. She ran to Dusty and moved to Southfork 1981. That was after Dusty had become paralysised in a plane crash. They remained
together till the relationship just fell apart. This had brought Clayton into the Ewing's lives and he would remain there.
Suellen went back to make it on her own in Dallas and Clayton continued to help her. (He had a crush on her, but did not reveal
it when he learned she was going back to JR.) Soon he started to help the now widowed Ellie Ewing when she tried to break
Jock's will. And soon he began to think of reasons to see Ellie. He was falling in love. In 1983, Clayton sold the Southern
Cross and moved to Dallas to be closer to Ellie. Than when things got bad within the Ewing family Clayton took her on a long
vacation and they returned to announce their engagement. They married in 1984. They are happy, but face problems having all
of the rest of the Ewings around and had to deal with Jessica's jealousy before the wedding. It worked out well all in the
Howard Keel didn't just play Clayton Farlow on Dallas. His career started around 1948 and he has starred
in over 32 stage, film and television productions. They include: Annie Get You Gun (1950), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
(1954) and just recently he starred in Hart to Hart: Home Is Where The Hart Is (1994) and My Father's House (2002). He is
truly a talent of the entertainment industry and living legend. He is a gift to all those who have watched his work and I
will be continuing to watch all of his work for years to come. Cross your fingers he will continue to act.
Here are some pics of Clayton, Ellie and Jock.
Bobby, JR and Jock. The Kings of Ewing Oil.
Ellie and Clayton Farlow.
Clayton Farlow with Ellie Ewing at his ranch The Southern Cross before they married.
Suellen and Clayton. They became very close when Suellen ended her relationship with his son, Dusty. Clayton
helped her ajust to single life and he fell in love with her only to learn she was going to remarry JR.
Suellen and John Ross with Clayton at The Southern Cross during the time she was dating Dusty.