81 (passed away Nov. 23rd, 2012)
Sep. 21st, 1931
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and television actor best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s primetime television soap opera Dallas, and astronaut Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.
He had supporting roles in numerous films including Fail-Safe, Nixon, and Primary Colors. His television appearances also included guest roles on dozens of shows spanning from the late 1950s up until his death, and a reprisal of his signature role on the 2012 revival of Dallas. He also occasionally worked as a producer and director on television.
Hagman was the son of actress 'Mary Martin'. He underwent a controversial life-saving liver transplant in 1995. Although Hagman was a member of a 12-step program, he publicly advocated marijuana as a better alternative to alcohol. He died on November 23, 2012 from complications of cancer.
- Attended the Dublin Races in 2008.
- His Ojai, California ranch is called Heaven.
- Used to live next door to 'Burgess Meredith' (qv) in the early 1980s.
- Made his stage debut as a Seabee in the London production of "South Pacific", which starred his mother. In 1989, 'Mary Martin (I)' (qv) would recall, "Larry could really sing, too. Still can, but he doesn't like to". Another Seabee, also making his stage debut in the production, was 'Sean Connery' (qv).
- His wife is from Sweden, and they own a house in her old hometown Sundsvall, that they visit every year.
- Was one of the few players on _"Dallas" (1978)_ (qv) to stay on for the entire series.
- Chairman of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout
- Bears a striking resemblance to professional wrestling announcer 'Jim Ross (III)' (qv). Ross is often simply referred to as "J.R."