November 24, 2012 |
With a premiere that drew nearly 7 million viewers this summer, TNT's splashy “Dallas” reboot seemed primed for success in its second life. The cable series - in which Larry Hagman reprised his 1980s role as the legendary Texas oil man J.R. Ewing - was slated to return for a second season next year. Yet Hagman's unexpected death at 81 on Friday leaves the future of the show, which was set to resume on Jan. 28, in question. Sources close to “Dallas” said Saturday that Hagman had completed filming on several new episodes before his death and will appear in Season 2. PHOTOS: Celebrity reactions to Larry Hagman's death But the sources also acknowledged that the production hasn't yet established how it will address Ewing's departure from the series, which was widely thought to revolve around Hagman's portrayal.
November 27, 2012
Re "Actor played villain J.R. Ewing on TV's 'Dallas,'" Obituary, Nov. 24 When I was 10 years old, Larry Hagman, Bill Cosby and others were filming "Mother, Jugs & Speed" down the street from my parents' house in Venice. The neighborhood kids would loiter around the set gawking at the equipment and activity; we were too young to be star struck. I fondly remember Hagman and Cosby hamming it up for us, smiling back whenever we smiled or laughed. Decades later I saw Hagman in Santa Monica and made a point of thanking him for engaging us rather than simply having us run off by security.
November 25, 2012 |
Larry Hagman may have been best known for his role as the delightfully despicable oil man J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," but his six-decade career contained many other memorable moments on screen. After all, the actor -- who died Friday at a Dallas hospital -- appeared in more than 80 TV productions and about 20 films. Although his first TV credits came in 1957 on such now largely forgotten series as "Decoy," "Goodyear Playhouse" and "Studio One in Hollywood," Hagman appeared in the daytime soap opera "The Edge of Night" from 1961 to 1963.
November 24, 2012 |
Larry Hagman, who as J.R. Ewing was famously shot but survived to finish 14 seasons and 357 episodes of "Dallas" and who rose again to lie and scheme in this year's successful revival, died Friday in Dallas, just down I-30 from Fort Worth, where he was born 81 years ago. The son of musical-comedy star Mary Martin, Hagman worked on the New York stage through the 1950s, on and off-Broadway, then moved into movie and TV roles. But it was as the star of "I Dream of Jeannie" that he first became widely known, a good-looking, dark-haired leading man in the mold of contemporaries like Jim Hutton and James Garner.
November 26, 2012 |
Actor Larry Hagman , who died Nov. 23, will be remembered in a public memorial service on Sunday at the iconic Southfork Ranch that was home to J.R. and the rest of the Ewing family. Forever Resorts, which operates the Parker, Texas, ranch as a tourist attraction, says fans of “Dallas” will be given free tours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The service will be held afterward. Guests can pay their respects, leave cards and flowers and sign a memorial book. The 340-acre ranch and its white mansion, familiar to television viewers around the world, featured prominently in the CBS drama broadcast from 1978 to 1991.
March 11, 2013 |
Actor Larry Hagman's top-floor penthouse in Santa Monica has sold for $5 million. It was listed at the beginning of the year at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom pied-a-terre is in a 10-story building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has three parking spaces and views of the ocean. Amenities include 24-hour security, a swimming pool and a gym. Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70)