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November 24, 2012 | Valerie J. Nelson
Fervor for the television show "Dallas" was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: "Who shot J.R.?" "Not even for you, ma'am," replied Hagman, who portrayed villainous oil baron J.R. Ewing at the center of the popular prime-time soap from 1978 until 1991. An estimated 300 million viewers in 57 countries had seen J.R. get shot by an unseen assailant, a season-ending plot twist that is credited with popularizing the cliffhanger in television series.
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July 15, 2013 | By Susan King
Most everyone woke up to the sad news Sunday morning that “Glee” star Cory Monteith was found dead at the of age of 31. Monteith became an overnight sensation in 2009 on Fox's musical-comedy series as Finn Hudson, a high school football star who becomes an integral member of the school's glee club. Over the decades, other regulars on TV series have also died suddenly. Here is a look at a few: Larry Hagman The actor was in his second season reprising his signature role of the ruthless J.R. Ewing on TNT's reboot of “Dallas” when he died Nov. 23, 2012, of complications from cancer at the age of 81. The producers came up with a clever way for J.R.'s character to die in the series this past spring, which involved J.R. hatching a “beyond the grave” plan to implicate his nemesis Cliff Barnes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A pair of funerals will be held in memory of Larry Hagman, who died Friday at age 81, his manager said Monday. "There will not be an official burial site for Mr. Hagman," John Catalonia told "Entertainment Tonight. " "The family is having two private services for Larry, one here in Texas and one in California. " Fans who might want to attend are out of luck, however: The services are by invitation only. "His family will decide what to do with his ashes ...," Catalonia said.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Larry Hagman's widow, Maj, has sold their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai for $5 million. The 43-acre spread, befitting "Dallas" oilman J.R. Ewing, had been listed in 2009 at $11 million. The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for the couple in 1992. The off-the-grid property has separate solar systems providing energy for the main residence, the well and the caretaker's home, while creating surplus power. When Hagman installed the first system in 2003, his annual electric bill went from $37,000 to $13. Sitting behind iron gates, the 18,000-square-foot main house has an open floor plan with walls of sliding glass doors, painted murals, an indoor grotto-style spa and a retractable roof over a 40-foot saltwater lap pool in the grand room, which has accommodated parties of up to 200 people.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
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.
OPINION
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2012 | By Scott Sandell
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
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.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Chef Rick Bayless. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Fray performs; Olympics; Kevin and Danielle Jonas. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America “Dancing With the Stars” announcement; Paul Giamatti; Chris Powell; Adam Ferrara; Tanner Foust. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Lisa Kudrow; Larry Hagman; Carrie Ann Inaba.
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When TV viewers say a last goodbye to J.R. Ewing on Monday night's episode of "Dallas," some fans will be raising a glass at Southfork Ranch to pay tribute to the man who played the Texas scoundrel over the course of more than two decades. Hagman died Nov. 23 at age 81, and now his character will be laid to rest on Monday night's episode of the TNT revival of the Texas oil family soap opera. To mark the occasion, Dallas' mayor earlier this month declared March 11 to be Larry Hagman Day. And the mansion indelibly linked to the Ewing clan has invited all to gather out front at 6:30 p.m. for a sunset toast ($5 per person, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, your choice)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2013 | By T.L. Stanley
Even though beloved octogenarian actor Larry Hagman died late last year, his iconic character J.R. Ewing will be back in trademark form for the second season of TNT's reboot of "Dallas. " With bushy eyebrows twitching, J.R. will plot his way through seven episodes with a characteristic evil smile on his face and a greedy scheme up his sleeve. And when he departs the show - an unspecified untimely death is planned to reflect the real-life passing and to celebrate a life fully lived - he'll leave behind a mighty mess.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Larry Hagman 's penthouse in Santa Monica is on the market at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is in a building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has views of the ocean and three parking spaces. 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) and "Dallas" (1978-91)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES My Crazy Obsession: This new episode features a woman who has more than 120 fully decorated Christmas trees, a man whose goal is to cover his property in 1 million lights, a couple with a houseful of nutcrackers and snowmen and a couple obsessed with holiday inflatables (9 p.m. TLC). SPECIALS 100 Greatest Kid Stars:  The countdown continues (9 p.m. VH1)
OPINION
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before burning off all the food I ate last week. The Skinny: I spent the weekend with family in Washington, D.C., and can report that traffic in the nation's capital is worse than it is here. And I didn't even get on the Beltway much. I'm talking surface streets. Monday's headlines include a box office recap, Fox Sports nears a TV deal for the Dodgers and New Zealand's makes efforts to become a second home to the  movie industry. Daily Dose: Larry Hagman, who died over the weekend at the age of 81, was one of TV's most favorite villains.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Jay Jones
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.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2010 | Reuters
Larry Hagman, the actor who played the villainous J.R. Ewing in the 1980s TV show "Dallas," has won his case alleging that he was victimized by Citigroup Inc., with the bank ordered to pay more than $11 million in damages. The total award includes $10 million in punitive damages that Citi must pay to charities selected by Hagman, $1.1 million in compensatory damages and nearly $440,000 in legal fees. Hagman, who also played astronaut Anthony Nelson in "I Dream of Jeannie" in the 1960s TV show, had requested $1.35 million in damages.
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