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J. R. Ewing Gone

24 November 2012, 10:43 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Life.

Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV’s J.R. Ewing

Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”

“Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who portrayed villainous oil baron J.R. Ewing at the center of the popular prime-time soap from 1978 until 1991.

An estimated 300 million viewers in 57 countries had seen J.R. get shot by an unseen assailant, a season-ending plot twist that is credited with popularizing the cliffhanger in television series.

Hagman, who became a television star in the 1960s starring in the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie,” died Friday at a Dallas hospital, said a spokesman for actress Linda Gray, his longtime co-star on “Dallas.” He was 81.

I have to admit, I stopped watching Dallas after a couple of years.  I lived there, I didn’t need to, and following a soap opera is time consuming.  Although, the Mr did get me watching the ‘come back’…with the kids all growed up, just as scheming and deceptive as their parents.  I was a bigger fan of “I Dream of Jeanie”.  Hey… I was a lot younger then.  :D  As a young’un, I found it fascinating the he was Peter Pan‘s son.  Hey…  I told you… I was a KID!

Rest in peace.

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  1. Gary K.. 24 November 2012, 11:39 am

    RIP Larry!

    ” I was a bigger fan of “I Dream of Jeanie”. Hey… I was a lot younger then.  ”

    Me toooo! But, as a young man I was intrigued by the idea of the good-looking genie. :) 

  2. olbroad. 24 November 2012, 11:49 am

    Gosh… would have never figured it!  LMBO