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Larry Hagman has died

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Larry Hagman of Dallas fame dies at the age of 81.Was a great Actor and who shot J.R. was a big thing in the`80 `s

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He looked a lot older than 81, he had battled a lot of health problems apparently :(

He was on Shooting Stars and came across as a nice bloke.

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Apparently he was a nice guy, he was just as big a star in the UK as he was in the US.

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His mother was musical stage actress Mary Martin (South Pacific, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music) - it's clear that her talent was continued in him. Sad to see him go.

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I never watched Dallas, but do have fond memories of watching him in I Dream of Jeanie. This was hugely popular when I was just a young thing.

 

He was a great advocate for organ donation which I wish more celebrities would promote.

 

RIP Larry.

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I remember that "Dallas" was pretty popular in Germany back in the early '80s. When I was working there about ten years ago he was on a television show in Leipzig and the crowd loved him. As a child I enjoyed watching him on "I dream of Geenie". I also admire him for overcoming his addiction to alcohol.

 

Rest in peace Mr. Hagman

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RIP Larry...my fellow D/FWer. You will be missed.

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Moments when America stood still:

 

Who shot JR?

The OJ verdict.

 

RIP Mr. Hagman.

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I have very fond memories of watching Larry Hagman in "I Dream of Jeanie" which I am (just :) old enough to remember and in Dallas. "Who shot JR" was the the only topic of conversation at work for weeks! He always seemed to be a really nice man as well. He'll be missed.

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JR Ewing, the best TV 'bad guy' ever...

 

RIP Larry

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Sad news, but I have to ask "Who killed JR". Question is what will they do in the new filming of Dallas to get him out??

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.11 "I'm amazed you're not a better loser, after all the experience you've had!" Jr Ewing :D

 

 

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I never watched Dallas in the States - yuk! Hell, I was a teeneager then and had better things to do on a Friday night. But I do remember it being quite the big thing in Germany and remember the endless discussions in the press about whether Germany should allow such US rubbish on their airwaves. Seems quite innocent now compared to all the reality TV show garbage that has permeated our TV screens since...

 

But I digress! If I do remember Larry Hagmann, it's as Tony Nelson from "I dream of Jeannie". As a kid we always thought that Jeannie was one of the most beautiful women we'd ever seen. It never occurred to us to questions a blond, blue-eyed genie. And I do remember the jingle!

 

For the hell of it, I just wateched a few minutes of the pilot. Had no idea that it was Sidney Sheldon that wrote it.

 

RIP Larry/Tony/JR

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Cliff Barnes will be throwing a party.

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What sad news. He was great in Dallas. So terrible to poor Swellin'! You always had the impression that the actors didn't take it too seriously and probably had a few good laughs along the way. It seems that he has died just as the new series is being broadcast. This must have been one of his last interviews: Interview with Larry Hagman and Linda Gray (Sep 2012) Saw him being interviewed not too long ago about his wife having Alzheimers and he came across well. Larry Hagman Stays Positive about Wife's Alzheimer's (Nov 2012)

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He even made it to the Süddeutsche Zeitung's prestigious Page Three:

 

 

Zum Fürchten schön

Mit seinem Blick hat er Menschen berauscht wie mit einer Droge. Nun ist Larry Hagman an Krebs gestorben

Von Willi Winkler

 

In Oliver Stones 'Nixon' heißt er Jack Jones. Die Augenbrauen trägt er inzwischen eisgrau, das hinterhältige Grinsen hat sich zum Raubvogelblick verschärft, aber der Hut verrät ihn. Larry Hagman ist Jack Jones, ist texanischer Öl-Milliardär, für alle Fälle auch noch mit dem Ku- Klux-Klan verbunden, eine finstere Gestalt wie aus einem bösen Märchen, und er gibt den Mord an John F. Kennedy in Auftrag. ...

Es war die Carter-Zeit, als Amerika wund lag nach dem schmachvoll verlorenen Vietnamkrieg, als die Veteranen vergeblich um Verständnis bettelten und die kollektive Seele sich deswegen schuldbewusst grämte. Da erschien plötzlich dieser rücksichtslose Entrepeneur, der seine Familie verriet, seine Geschäftspartner über den Tisch zog, ihre Frauen verführte und mit all der nie dagewesenen Fiesheit auch noch steinreich wurde. ...

 

Seine Mutter Mary Martin war berühmt, ein Star am Broadway in Musicals wie 'South Pacific' und 'The Sound of Music', aber ihn kannte bis dahin niemand. Sie hatte ihn mit siebzehn geboren und ihn sogleich der eigenen Mutter und diversen Internaten und Psychiatern überlassen. Er folgte ihr 1950 nach London, wo er neben dem gleichfalls unbekannten Sean Connery im Hintergrund von 'South Pacific' mitsingen durfte. Fünf Jahre verbrachte er in der Army, heiratete, zeigte sich in winzigsten Rollen im Kino und in Dutzenden glücklich vergessenen Fernsehstücken. ...

Sehr viel weniger dürften, wie er, Mitglied der kaum bekannten und nie erfolgreichen Peace and Freedom Party und so entschieden links wie er gewesen sein. 'Dallas' rettete ihn, in 'Dallas' durfte er endlich die negative Heldengestalt der amerikanischen Erfolgsgeschichte kreieren, nicht Lincoln, nicht Washington oder Jefferson, sondern J. R., den Ungeist der protestantischen Ethik. ... Weil er sich zum militanten Nichtrauchen bekehrt hatte, durfte am Set nicht geraucht werden. Auch nach dem Ende der Serie setzte Hagman den Stetson kaum mehr ab. Das Glück, das ihn so spät erreicht hatte, blieb ihm treu. Nach lebenslangem Saufen rettete ihn eine fremde Leber; vor dem Bild des Spenders verrichtete er täglich sein Morgengebet. Zuletzt propagierte der gute Bösewicht die Solarenergie.

 

Am Freitag ist Larry Hagman 81-jährig in Dallas (wo sonst?) gestorben, wo er an einer Fortsetzung des amerikanischen Wahr-traums 'Dallas' arbeitete. Das böse Lachen von J. R. Ewing schallt weiter um den Planeten.

 

Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Monday, 26 November 2012

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Basically, he was the guy the world loved to hate (in Dallas) but also a militant non-smoker, a Leftist, a supporter of alternative energies and so grateful for his new liver that he said his morning prayers in front of a picture of the donor. Actually, an ok kind of guy to be around.

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