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Actor Larry Hagman, notorious as 'Dallas' villain J.R. Ewing, dies
Associated Press ^ | Published: 23 November 2012 09:26 PM | By ALAN PEPPARD

Posted on 11/24/2012 5:36:15 AM PST by Young Werther

Edited on 11/24/2012 5:50:06 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The North Texas native, 81, died Friday at Medical City Dallas after spending Thanksgiving with family and friends.


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Black Friday
1 posted on 11/24/2012 5:36:19 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

I Dream of Jeannie...


2 posted on 11/24/2012 5:38:46 AM PST by brivette
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To: brivette

That’s what I remember, never watched Dallas. Major Nelson.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 5:39:54 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Young Werther

Sue Ellen Finnaly got him...


4 posted on 11/24/2012 5:42:55 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Young Werther
SAD, very, very sad!



Willie G, harpu, and 'JR' at Sturgis2000 more than a few years back...

5 posted on 11/24/2012 5:43:19 AM 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: harpu

I know that he was a commie demonrat, so one demonrat supporter down. Anyhow RIP JR.


6 posted on 11/24/2012 5:48:49 AM PST by simonjo
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To: Young Werther

Please always use the proper link, the correct headline and date, and credit the author if possible. Also, please do not post AP images.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 5:53:00 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Young Werther

I don’t know much about the man, but in Hollywood where marriage is considered an accessory to be taken on and off at will, he leaves behind his widowed wife to whom he remained married for 58 years, through better and worse. I salute him for that. Rest in peace Mr. Hagman.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 5:57:10 AM PST by JHL
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To: JHL
That's something I picked up as well. When I read a bio (or an obit) that's one thing I always subconsciously make note of. Now admittedly, there are some odious people who remain married for the long haul, but in general, I think it says a lot about a person's character, particularly as you point out, in Hollywood.

Hagman's marriage, ended only in death, outlasted the enviable marriages of George and Gracie Allen, Jimmy and Gloria Stewart and (Princess) Grace Kelly. I had to look it up, but Stiller and Meara were married the same year as Hagman (1954), which is impressive not only for Hollywood, but the general population as well.

9 posted on 11/24/2012 6:05:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Young Werther

Did he get shot again?


10 posted on 11/24/2012 6:21:48 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks for that info, was not aware. I also find it telling that the “Dallas” actors stayed good friends for so many years afterward. A great show that will always be remembered for “JR”.

(”Jeannie” who?)


11 posted on 11/24/2012 6:24:05 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Young Werther

He worked until the very end. I think people tuned into the new Dallas to see Bobby and JR

Linda Gray always bugged me. Something about her mouth being to wide or maybe it was just her dentures.

But I loved JR.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 6:26:35 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Young Werther

Met him in a bar Skiing at Sun Valley years ago.

Very friendly. Happy to talk with the folks.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 6:28:58 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: Young Werther

Al;l part of the Hollywood portrayal of the businessman as the villain. BIH. I liked his mom better - Peter Pan and Maria von Trapp.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 6:31:05 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: RummyChick

I was surprised when J.R. showed up again in a new series. I thought he shot himself and Joel Grey escorted him to Hell in the final episode of the first series.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 6:33:27 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: RummyChick

I was surprised when J.R. showed up again in a new series. I thought he shot himself and Joel Grey escorted him to Hell in the final episode of the first series.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 6:33:40 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: DManA

I laughed and laughed at his eyebrows. They even had their own twitter account. I would love to know if they styled them that way on purpose or if they were natural.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 6:35:54 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

18 posted on 11/24/2012 6:37:00 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“When life hands you a challenge, just ask yourself WWJRD? — What Would J.R. Do? The octogenarian oil baron with the ten foot long eyebrows has the answer. He can torpedo a business deal, manipulate four different family members four different ways and smite an old enemy before breakfast. In the second week of “Dallas“, J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) surpassed “Mad Men’s” Roger Sterling as the most quotable character on television. Roger might disagree, but if he did, J.R. would just buy Sterling-Cooper-Draper out from under him. Study and memorize the top five pieces of wisdom that the Oracle of “Dallas” dropped this week.”
http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2012/06/21/dallas-recap-price-you-pay-episode-2-larry-hagman/

““Time has not been kind to that face. But I do recall the smell of brimstone and crazy… I’ll be there when they put you in the ground, Barnes. Listen close. I’ll be the one dancing on the dirt overhead.” – J.R to Cliff Barnes”


19 posted on 11/24/2012 6:39:34 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Christopher__wBrowsF Published October 30, 2012 at 983 × 655 | THE CAST OF DALLAS GETS JR’S ICONIC EYEBROWS FOR HALLOWEEN




20 posted on 11/24/2012 6:42:49 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Young Werther

RIP Larry.

Friday nights were TV nights - first the Dukes at 8 with Daisy and Boss Hogg, then Dallas at 9 with Bobby JR and Cliff fighting it out.


21 posted on 11/24/2012 7:17:51 AM PST by pineybill
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To: Young Werther

RIP Larry.

Friday nights were TV nights - first the Dukes at 8 with Daisy and Boss Hogg, then Dallas at 9 with Bobby JR and Cliff fighting it out.


22 posted on 11/24/2012 7:17:51 AM PST by pineybill
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To: Young Werther

RIP Mr. Hagman.

His mother, Mary Martin, was a good friend of my grand mother. When my twin brother and I were 5 we were in a school play as Raggedy Andy and Ann. She came t my grandmothers house with her makeup artists and we looked like the real thing.


23 posted on 11/24/2012 7:21:46 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Young Werther

In Superman (19780, with deleted scenes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4MCpTAjQSc


24 posted on 11/24/2012 7:27:55 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: brivette

Does this mean Jeannie is Free?!?


25 posted on 11/24/2012 8:21:28 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DManA
"I was surprised when J.R. showed up again in a new series. I thought he shot himself and Joel Grey escorted him to Hell in the final episode of the first series."

Knowing J.R., he probably made a sleazy business deal with the devil and took over Hell.

J.R. Ewing was a great character and Hagman a fine actor. It's very sad to know that such a good-natured, friendly guy let himself be snared in liberalism.

26 posted on 11/24/2012 8:22:32 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Good-natured, friendly guys (who are not particularly deep thinkers) are EXACTLY the kind who are duped by liberalism. It’s just the easiest thing to be. Let’s all help each other.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 8:29:32 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: CatherineofAragon

The J.R. character, as brought alive by Hagman, made that show. He was the only reason I watched it (occasionally).

Without him it would have just been another yawning prime time soap opera.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 8:33:05 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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