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Larry Hagman of "Dallas" Dead at 81
Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: braking; chat; dallas; hagman; hollywood; idreamofjeannie; marymartin; nelson; obitary; texas; whoshotjr
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1 posted on 11/23/2012 8:05:53 PM PST by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

JR is dead (got the last time).


2 posted on 11/23/2012 8:07:27 PM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head today.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

JR is dead (for the last time).


3 posted on 11/23/2012 8:07:41 PM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head today.)
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To: harpu

Ping


4 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:19 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I prefer to think of him as Maj Nelson. There is nothing cooler than an astronaut with a hot genie!


5 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:27 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Arec Barrwin

RI, Major Nelson.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:37 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

He was the best bad guy ever...
But he was a kick in I Dream Of Jeanie...

RIP, JR,


7 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:59 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Arec Barrwin

Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were also present when he passed away. That says a lot there.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 8:10:38 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: Gabz

Had the biggest crush on him as Major Nelson. Very handsome.

RIP.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 8:11:33 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Gabz
I remember him when he was just a Captain...


10 posted on 11/23/2012 8:12:10 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Bryanw92
I prefer to think of him as Maj Nelson.

Yeah, but imagine if we had J.R. Ewing instead of John Boehner holding down the fort against Obama.

11 posted on 11/23/2012 8:12:23 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

R.I.P. Thanks for the great hours of TV, Larry.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 8:12:29 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Arec Barrwin

I remember watching him let that gorgeous genie have to live a celibate life.

I would try to do the same but suspect she would get to me before long.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 8:13:11 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
I saw him recently in the new Dallas series, he didn't seem well but he put an effort into trying to make it on the show.

Mrs. 40 has every season of Dallas on DVD and she insisted we visit Southfork when we visited Dallas a couple of years ago.

RIP JR.

14 posted on 11/23/2012 8:13:30 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
I'll remember him best for a few other reasons...


15 posted on 11/23/2012 8:13:30 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
How sad. His character is a part of Americana. I fondly remember the big deal Dallas was in its day (loved the early to middle years), but it always seemed to me that Larry Hagman didn't let that fame swell his head. J.R. was one of those bad guys we loved to hate.

RIP


16 posted on 11/23/2012 8:13:29 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I loved wasting Friday nights watching Dallas back in the ‘80s.
RIP, J.R. Ewing


17 posted on 11/23/2012 8:14:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Arec Barrwin

Who shot JR?


18 posted on 11/23/2012 8:14:13 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he a conservative?


19 posted on 11/23/2012 8:14:57 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Arec Barrwin

RIP Larry..he was one of the good ones..I will always remember him on I Dream Of Jeannie


20 posted on 11/23/2012 8:16:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Arec Barrwin

He was on “I Dream of Jeanie”, right??


21 posted on 11/23/2012 8:17:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arec Barrwin

RIP


22 posted on 11/23/2012 8:17:34 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Arec Barrwin
He was superb in Fail Safe, one of his best movie performances.
23 posted on 11/23/2012 8:18:26 PM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wasn’t it Bing Crosby’s Daughter who shot him?


24 posted on 11/23/2012 8:18:44 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 8:19:11 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Not even Major Nelson walked on the moon...or so they say.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 8:21:02 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

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.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 8:25:33 PM PST by Artem55
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To: Arec Barrwin
Wow. J.R. Ewing is gone --- I can remember when I was forbidden to watch Dallas, but my sister and I would somehow sneak to the TV and see enough to follow along on the plot, week to week.

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.

28 posted on 11/23/2012 8:25:57 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Free Vulcan
Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he a conservative?

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.

29 posted on 11/23/2012 8:28:02 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Free Vulcan

You are wrong. He was a lib like most in showbiz.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 8:28:31 PM PST by xp38
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To: Free Vulcan
"Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he a conservative?"

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.

31 posted on 11/23/2012 8:28:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free Vulcan

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t 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.


32 posted on 11/23/2012 8:29:31 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Arec Barrwin
Interesting bit of trivia, his mother was Mary Martin, of Peter Pan fame. I always enjoyed his programs. Rest in Peace, Mr Hagman, and thanks for the entertainment.
33 posted on 11/23/2012 8:29:51 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: LostInBayport

FABULOUS photo!

DALLAS—

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.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 8:30:14 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

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.


35 posted on 11/23/2012 8:30:58 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In the end it was Cancer that shot JR....


36 posted on 11/23/2012 8:31:09 PM PST by The Chief
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To: Arec Barrwin

well...at least he went out doing what he liked


37 posted on 11/23/2012 8:31:39 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Arec Barrwin
SAD, very, very sad.



and here's a snap of Willie G, harpu & Larry
at Sturgis2000 more than a few years back...

38 posted on 11/23/2012 8:31:54 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Bryanw92
"I prefer to think of him as Maj Nelson. There is nothing cooler than an astronaut with a hot genie!"

This is how the world will remember him. no one watch's reruns of Dallas

39 posted on 11/23/2012 8:34:05 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: NautiNurse
LOL! I just noticed, he died on 4:20! How apropos.
40 posted on 11/23/2012 8:37:03 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: wardaddy

>> “well...at least he went out doing what he liked” <<

.
Bathing naked with his daughter?
.


41 posted on 11/23/2012 8:39:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: bigfootbob

He was the best actor on the recent reboot of Dallas.


42 posted on 11/23/2012 8:40:52 PM PST by AU72
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To: Arec Barrwin

I always thought his comedic skills (in “Jeannie”) were top-notch, and he was actually rather underrated.

As a human being, well... I read a long, long interview of him (where he went on endlessly about his dope/alcohol use, and his pursuits of ‘opening his mind’), and he came across as one of the most ridiculously self-absorbed personalities that I could imagine. Very juvenile and stunted mind, incapable of seeing anything beyond himself. Downright cringe-worthy, reading that interview.


43 posted on 11/23/2012 8:43:08 PM PST by greene66
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To: Free Vulcan

“Hagman has been a member of the Peace and Freedom Party since the 1960s.[10] Hagman derided President George W. Bush, a fellow Texan, before the Iraq War. At a signing for his book he described Bush as “A sad figure, not too well educated, who doesn’t get out of America much. He’s leading the country towards fascism”.[11]”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hagman


44 posted on 11/23/2012 8:44:22 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: yarddog

>> “I would try to do the same but suspect she would get to me before long.” <<

.
Barbara Eden? - I wouldn’t have lasted an hour!

What a dollie.


45 posted on 11/23/2012 8:44:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Arec Barrwin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

It’s really a dream while I was in the shower!


46 posted on 11/23/2012 8:45:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AU72

I wonder if that show will be able to last without him.


47 posted on 11/23/2012 8:46:04 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Free Vulcan

No, he was a disgusting lefty.


48 posted on 11/23/2012 8:46:11 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Arec Barrwin

I found out he was from Weatherford, Tx when I lived in Fort Worth for a few years in the 80s. His mother was Mary Martin who played Peter Pan in the TV version (1960). There’s a statue of her as Peter Pan in downtown Weatherford. Hagman also played an interpreter to President (Fonda) in the movie Fail-Safe (1964).


49 posted on 11/23/2012 8:47:57 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Jeannie, we're the only two left.

RIP, Tony

50 posted on 11/23/2012 8:49:35 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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