• Barbara Eden was the star of I Dream of Jeannie
  • The actress had just one child: a son
  • Her son Matthew Ansara died tragically years ago

In 1965, I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden gave birth to her son Matthew, with her ex-husband Michael Ansara, to whom she was married for almost 20 years. Matthew Ansara was the only child born to the successful actress.

Matthew Ansara: Barbara Eden's son had a tragic life

Sadly, Barbara Eden's son began to develop drug addiction problems at some point in his life. In the early 2000s, Matthew Ansara was already working as an actor and personal trainer, and he had plans to get married.

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True or false:"Jeannie's" actress was pregnant at the series' start.

Unfortunately, on June 27, 2001, Matthew Ansara was found dead in Los Angeles due to an overdose. After her son's death, Barbara Eden was understandably devastated and in shock. With the passage of time, however, Eden managed to recover and return to the world of entertainment.

The beautiful and talented Barbara Eden recently turned 92 and is still a household name in Hollywood. Just in 2019, she appeared in the film My Adventures with Santa, where she played Mrs. Claus.

For more on the life of Matthew Ansara, please watch the video above.