Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Linda Ann Gray is an American film, stage and television actress, director, producer and former model, best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing, the long-suffering wife of Larry Hagman's character J.R. Ewing on the CBS television drama series Dallas, for which she was nominated for the 1981 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 12, 1940
HometownSanta Monica, California, United States of America
Height5'7" (1.71m)
SpouseEd Thrasher (m 1962 - 1983)
ChildrenKehly Sloane , Jeff Thrasher
ParentsMarjorie Gray , Leslie Gray


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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.




1982Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDallasNominated
1981Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaDallasNominated
1981Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDallasNominated