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.
- Was best friends with legendary Who drummer 'Keith Moon (I)' (qv) whom he met on the set of the movie _Stardust (1974)_ (qv).
- 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).
- He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2009 in Austin, Tx.
- Son, 'Preston Hagman' (qv), born 2 May 1962.
- Is a vegetarian.
- Requires autograph seekers to sing a song for him or tell him a joke before giving his autograph. He says that he does it so he gets something back from his fans.
- Enjoys skiing, backpacking, fishing, sailing, and touring in his personally designed custom motorhome
- Is the only actor to appear in all 357 episodes of _"Dallas" (1978)_ (qv).