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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    Larry Hagman, who emerged in the 1960s as the slightly befuddled astronaut in "I Dream of Jeannie," then became a major star in the 1980s primetime soap "Dallas," playing evil oil baron J.R. Ewing, died on Nov. 23, 2012. He was 81. Hagman is pictured here with his mother, Mary Martin, who starred in the musical "South Pacific."
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    Hagman is shown on the set of director Sidney Lumet's film 'The Group' in this 1966 promotional headshot.
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    This 1967 file photo shows Barbara Eden, left, and Larry Hagman in a scene from the television show "I Dream of Jeannie." Hagman went on to play villainous patriarch JR Ewing in the TV soap "Dallas."
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    "Dallas" cast members are shown (standing L-R) Patrick Duffy (as Bobby Ewing), Victoria Principal (as Pamela Barnes Ewing), Barbara Bel Geddes (as Eleanor Southworth 'Miss Ellie' Ewing), Larry Hagman (as John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.), (front L-R) Charlene Tilton (as Lucy Ewing), Jim Davis (as John Ross 'Jock' Ewing), and Linda Gray (as Sue Ellen Ewing). "Dallas" debuted in 1978.
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    Larry Hagman is seen as John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr. on "Dallas" in 1982.The original strategy behind "Dallas" was to focus on the newly-married Bobby and Pam Ewing. But Hagman made his role more than the producers had intended, and he quickly became the focus of the program.
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    Hagman began his acting career in the late 1950s, but it wasn't until "I Dream of Jeannie" premiered in 1965 that he found himself a star. On Sept. 21, 1981, Hagman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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    First lady Nancy Reagan kisses actor Larry Hagman, playing Santa Claus, at a showing of the holiday decorations at the White House in Washington Dec. 9, 1985. In addition to actively supporting charities like the National Kidney Foundation, Hagman also formed The Larry Hagman Foundation, to fund education programs promoting the fine arts for economically disadvantaged children in Dallas.
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    Actor Larry Hagman and wife Maj Hagman attend 10th Annual Love Ride Benefit on Nov. 7, 1993 at Harley-Davidson of Glendale in Glendale, Calif. The couple had two children, Preston and Heidi.
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    'Dallas' cast member Larry Hagman showed off his money at the 'Dallas' Seasons 1 & 2 DVD Launch Party on Aug. 19, 2004. Warner Bros."Dallas" executive producers released the following statement on Hagman's passing: "Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history."
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    Actor and liver recipiant Larry Hagman poses for a portrait on July 13, 2008 at the National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh. Hagman's cause of death was due to complications related to his battle with cancer according to his family.
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  • Larry Hagman Through The Years

    Actor Larry Hagman poses in front of the Southfork Ranch mansion in Parker, Texas made famous in the television show 'Dallas,' Oct. 9, 2008. "Dallas," which debuted in 1978 on CBS and had an astonishing 13-year run, centered on the Ewings, a family of Texas oil barons who had money, cattle, and more scandals and power struggles than the Kardashians.
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    Actors Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy visit the SiriusXM Studio on June 11, 2012 in New York City. TNT revived the program earlier this year for a new generation. "All of us at TNT are deeply saddened at the news of Larry Hagman's passing. He was a wonderful human being and an extremely gifted actor," TNT officials said in a statement.
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