We lost a legend in television, one of the great talents is now gone but will not be forgotten, he entered our homes nightly in the 80s and recently made a comeback on the same show that made him famous. I am talking about Dallas where Hagman played the conniving power-hungry JR Ewing, and the show is now been a new hit bringing him back to our living rooms where he belonged. Hagman lost his battle to thought cancer at age 81.
Born Larry Hageman, his mother was an actress, Mary Martin and his father a district attorney. He grew up a Texan till he was 12 when he moved to Los Angeles after his parents divorce. After attending college in New York he worked on broadway there before going to England to work in a production of South Pacific with his mother. He joined the airforce and after that went back to broadway his shows include :”Comes A Day”, “A Priest in the House”, “The Beauty Part” etc.
After broadway he conquered television in 1961, starring in: The Edge of Night, I Dream of Jeannie, The Good Life and Here We Go Again. By 1978 he started his famous role on Dallas, he was already known but this show made him a household name. Recently Dallas was continued with the next generation of Ewing’s and he reprised his role.
After years of drinking he received a liver transplant in 1995 and was married with two children, five grandchildren He met his wife was serving overseas, shes from sweden. Holds the record for top number of times on television appearing 357 times on Dallas, and was on all the episodes.
(biography information IMBD, image foxnews)