November 24, 2012

"How about a friendly kiss goodbye"... to Larry Hagman.

A great clip reel, via Throwing Things.

22 comments:

ricpic said...

He played the baddie JR with a twinkle in his eye. Loved that.

MadisonMan said...

I liked the Dallas re-boot. JR rules.

RIP Larry.

Craig said...

The war between Texas and California started with the ratings battle between Dallas and Falconcrest.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Well that's certainly the end of an era. This constantly passing parade of icons shows just how surely death becomes all. He seemed like a nice guy, and open-minded. But not opposed to living the fun life that ultimately took its toll, despite a good 81 years. RIP.

Dan Davis said...

Eh, you can have Dallas, he's always gonna be Major Nelson to me. Of course, Barbara Eden wearing a skimpy outfit calling him 'master' might affect things.

caplight45 said...

Never got into Dallas. Like Dan Davis comment he will always be Major Nelson to me.

His mother was Broadway actress Mary Martin. Seems like he got bounced around a lot according to his Wiki page. What with Mom's acting career and Dad's la practice.

Surfed said...

One word - "Master".

edutcher said...

Agree with cap and Dan, but I remember him farther back than that, when he was brought in to salvage "The Rogues".

Always a good actor.

Ann Althouse said...

I never watched "Dallas," but he's very amusing in the clips at the link.

McTriumph said...

Whoever cast Hagman as JR Ewing was brilliant. Although he had played weasels in movie or two, most only remembered him as Maj. Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jennie". Barbara Eden mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Alex said...

I had known him from "Jeanie" & Dallas days, but when I saw him play the translator on "Failsafe" that really opened my eyes.

Alex said...

Still for my money, no greater TV villain then J.R. Ewing. One of a kind. Evil with a twinkle in the eye.

Sam Hall said...

J.R. Ewing was the kind of Texas oilman that, after shaking hands, you counted your fingers. Larry Hagman was great in the role.

Emil Blatz said...

I saw Linda Grey in a movie from the mid 60's, and she was hotter than a chili pepper!

David said...

Mary Martin's little boy. RIP.

uMlungu said...

Dallas was broadcast here in South Africa on Tuesdays, and had such a impact that restaurants would close due to lack of patrons. His passing was the second item on the main evening news here earlier. It was nice to hear that Linda Gray was at his side when he died.

Robt C said...

It seems the video was taken down.

Ann Althouse said...

"It seems the video was taken down."

Still working for me.

jr565 said...

I always liked Larry.
In truth though, prior to the me Dallas appearing I thought he had already died.
I wonder what's going to happen with Dallas now that they've renewed for a second season? Can it survive without JR Ewing?

MadisonMan said...

@jr565, they had filmed 6 episodes this year already. I imagine Episode 7 needs a rewrite.

Leslie Graves said...

That was so much fun. Thanks!

Anthony said...

Great actor.