Skip to comments.Larry Hagman of "Dallas" Dead at 81
Posted on 11/23/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by Arec Barrwin
Actor Larry Hagman, notorious and beloved as 'Dallas' villain J.R. Ewing, dies
From staff reports
Larry Hagman, the North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. He was 81.
Mr. Hagman died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family said.
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He was on “I Dream of Jeanie”, right??
Wasn’t it Bing Crosby’s Daughter who shot him?
Havent seen that show in years, back when it used to be on every day. I haven’t seen Hagman look like that, either. Funny, maybe it’s the hair, but the pic reminds me of the guy playing Booth on “Bones” (and was Angel before that) even though I know they don’t look alike.
Not even Major Nelson walked on the moon...or so they say.
Sad to see him go, but after reading Barbara Eden’s book I see him as more of a pain in the back pockets. Such juvenile tantrums and unprofessional activities.
And of course, after school, we saw the Jeannie reruns... not sure if we ever really connected that good guy Maj. Nelson was the evil J.R.!
**sigh** I'm feeling older tonight.
Hagman was the epitome of hypocrisy. A pot toking alcoholic ex-cigarette smoker who died of throat cancer after receiving a liver transplant while admonishing against smoking.
You are wrong. He was a lib like most in showbiz.
I don't think he was particularly conservative, but he remained married to the same woman since 1954, which by Hollywood standards, is probably a record.
“Correct me if Im wrong, but wasnt he a conservative?”
I don’t believe so.
He was a pot enthusiast and blew out 2 livers drinking. He lost his gig as a liver transplant spokesman trying to raise awareness to the shortages of transplants after blowing out a transplant very quickly.. 16,000 folks die each year waiting for a liver. He destroyed his first transplanted liver within several years and bought a second.
Only a few, Mickey Mantle and John Phillips come to mind, have the resources and clout to buy-pass the transplant waiting list like Larry.
Rest in peace, but he doesn’t deserve much respect for his personal life.
A great guy who enjoyed a great, great era, and who made Texas swagger new again. Martini lunches, Big Hair, Big Oil, horses, cattle, cowboy hats and custom boots! Is there anything more fun and exciting?
Rest in peace dear Larry.
My wife and I happened to watch the first episode of Dallas. My wife really liked it and I didn’t mind watching it.
One thing they missed on continuity was Juicy, oops I mean Lucy was originally cast as the a different person than she later was.
In the end it was Cancer that shot JR....
well...at least he went out doing what he liked
and here's a snap of Willie G, harpu & Larry
at Sturgis2000 more than a few years back...
This is how the world will remember him. no one watch's reruns of Dallas
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