81 (passed away Nov. 23rd, 2012)
Sep. 21st, 1931
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Larry Hagman's Main TV Roles
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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.
- Bears a striking resemblance to professional wrestling announcer 'Jim Ross (III)' (qv). Ross is often simply referred to as "J.R."
- Is good friends with 'Donna Mills' (qv). She starred with him as his wife in a short-lived 1971 sitcom, just 9 years before she starred with him again on, _"Knots Landing" (1979)_ (qv).
- Was one of the few players on _"Dallas" (1978)_ (qv) to stay on for the entire series.
- Best remembered by the public for his starring roles as J.R. Ewing in _"Dallas" (1978)_ (qv) and as Major Tony Nelson in _"I Dream of Jeannie" (1965)_ (qv).
- Is a huge supporter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Is a vegetarian.
- His wife is from Sweden, and they own a house in her old hometown Sundsvall, that they visit every year.
- Enjoys skiing, backpacking, fishing, sailing, and touring in his personally designed custom motorhome