Sadly Larry Hagman, who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, has passed away.
He was 81.
The role of J.R. transformed Mr. Hagman’s life. He rocketed from being a merely well-known TV actor on I Dream of Jeannie to the kind of international star.
Who can forget the summer of 1980, when the entire planet was asking “Who shot J.R.?” The ultimate TV cliffhanger aired on March 21, 1980, when an unseen assailant shot J.R. Ewing twice.