Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman

Actor
Larry Martin Hagman was an American film and television actor, director, and producer, best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1978–1991 primetime television soap opera, Dallas, and the befuddled astronaut Major Anthony Nelson in the 1965–1970 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 21, 1931
HometownFort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Net worth$30 million
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpouseMaj Axelsson (m 1954 - 2012)
ChildrenPreston Hagman , Heidi Hagman
ParentsMary Martin
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Larry Hagman has died aged 81

Larry Hagman, best known as the ruthless oilman J.R. Ewing on TV’s Dallas, has died aged 81. The Texas born actor had suffered from cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. Long time friend Linda Gray, who was Sue Ellen in the long running show, was by his bedside. During the 13 years that Hagman played the Stetson wearing oil tycoon, he was undoubtedly one of the most well known faces on television screens across the globe. At its peak Dallas had an estimated 300 million viewers and was revived earlier this year. Born in Fort Worth and raised by his grandmother, Hagman later moved to Los Angeles. He followed his mother, actress Mary Martin, into showbusiness mainly in theatre. He became a well known face in the 1960s when he played astronaut Tony Nelson in comedy I Dream of Genie. In 1978 he took on the role of JR and became its highest paid star. In his autobiography, Hello Darlin’ Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life, he revealed the extent of his long time battle with alcoholism. He was surrounded by friends and family at the time of his death.

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1996Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNixon (film)Nominated
1985Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDallasNominated
1983Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDallasNominated
1982Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDallasNominated
1981Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDallasNominated