Saturday, November 24, 2012

In Memory: Larry Hagman. (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012).

Larry Hagman, 81, is best known for his beloved villain character J.R. Ewing on the television show Dallas, died at Medical City Dallas Hospital, November 23, 2012. According to his family, the cause of death was complications from his battle with throat cancer. Larry’s family and closest friends were with him in Dallas to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

He made appearances in more than 60 theatrical movies and TV productions. An Air Force veteran himself, one of his best-known roles was as an Air Force officer in the popular television series, I Dream of Jeannie.

Hagman, also starred in two short-lived sitcoms, The Good Life (NBC, 1971-72) and Here We Go Again (ABC, 1973). His film work included: The Group, Harry and Tonto and Primary Colors.

He drank heavily for years, and it was reported that a liver transplant in 1995 had saved his life. He and his wife, whom he married in 1954, had two children and lived in California. Hagman, was also the son of the actress Mary Martin. RIP Larry Hagman, I was a big, I Dream of Jeanie fan.


  1. Dawn,
    Such a nice tribute to Larry. I didn't watch Dallas (guessing I'm one of the few) However I did watch the return of Dallas earlier this year and I regretted not seeing the original) My favorite was I Dream of Jeanie. I never missed that show when it ran in syndication.

  2. Nice Tribute! LOVE that autographed photo - that's really something special!

  3. After I DREAM OF JEANNIE, who would have imagined he'd go on to play one of the greatest villains in TV history? Surely, that's one of the great career-changers in television!

  4. Page, Thank you.. Please add me to the list of people, who never saw one episode of, Dallas. I Dream of Jeanie, was the best show.

    Annmarie from Classic Movie Hub, Thank you. I enjoy finding autographed photo's to share on N and CF.

    Rick, I totally agree...

  5. My childhood crush!
    One of my favourite vegans!
    I wanted to be his Jeanie so badly!
    What a hunk. What an actor. What a great contribution to society.
    Thank you for living, Major Anthony Nelson!


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