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November 27, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tributes have been pouring in all weekend for Larry Hagman , 81, who died Friday of complications from throat cancer. "I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life," Dallas co-star Patric Duffy , 63, said. "He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. " Fellow Dallas alum Linday Gray tweeted, "He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. " Meanwhile, Hagman's fans began arriving Saturday in scores at the famed Southfork Ranch, where Dallas was set. Situated north of Dallas, it's been a tourist draw since the mid-1980s.
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November 25, 2012 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry Hagman, 81, an eccentric Good Time Charlie who played the most popular villain in television history, died Friday in Dallas of complications from cancer. Mr. Hagman, the son of stage star Mary Martin, appeared in many movies - none of them remarkable - and a raft of stage shows. He starred in five series on television, where his first success came in I Dream of Jeannie . He played Capt. Tony Nelson, astronaut and master to a scantily clad genie (Barbara Eden). But it was on Dallas, as J.R. Ewing, the smiling, conniving Texas oilman who had a tomcat's libido and lower morals than a snake, that Mr. Hagman gained true fame.
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November 28, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
STICK A Southfork in it. The death of star Larry Hagman has put the "Dallas" reboot in a precarious spot. When its June premiere on TNT drew nearly 7 million viewers (at the time making it the year's top scripted cable debut), critics and fans thought it was largely due to Hagman's return as oil baron J.R. Ewing (think Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones but with a better team). Now the show is due to return Jan. 28, but Hagman won't be around for the launch. The Los Angeles Times reports that anonymous sources close to "Dallas" said this weekend that Hagman had completed filming on several new episodes before his death and would appear in Season 2. But the sources also acknowledged that the show's producers hadn't yet established how they would address J.R.'s departure.
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June 14, 2012 | Ellen Gray
IN THE END, says Patrick Duffy, returning to "Dallas" was like "the snapping of the fingers and you're clucking like a chicken. It's like no 20 years have gone by. " Yet before executive producer Cynthia Cidre's script lured Duffy and co-stars Larry Hagman and Linda Gray to TNT's version, Duffy said, they'd all seen some bad scripts for "Dallas" projects. "Nobody knows why ‘Dallas' was successful, what made it work, and so they tend to hang it on cliché characterizations: J.R. [Hagman]
NEWS
November 24, 2012 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Larry Hagman, 81, an eccentric Good Time Charlie who played the most popular villain in television history, died Friday at a Dallas hospital of complications from cancer, the Dallas Morning News reported. Mr. Hagman, the son of stage star Mary Martin, appeared in many movies - none of them remarkable - and a raft of stage shows. He starred in five series on television, where his first success came in I Dream of Jeannie . He played Capt. Tony Nelson, astronaut and master to a scantily clad genie (Barbara Eden)
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March 10, 2013 | By Chuck Barney, CONTRA COSTA TIMES
When the cast of Dallas gathered to shoot Monday's episode in which Larry Hagman's fabled character, J.R. Ewing, is laid to rest, some tears were shed, according to series star Patrick Duffy. But there were plenty of laughs, too. "It turned out to be a true party - anything but a wake," Duffy said of the episode that brings back several fan favorites. "While we were mourning J.R., we were also celebrating Larry. " Hagman had shot seven Season 2 episodes of Dallas before dying in November from complications of a previous bout with cancer.
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October 17, 1991 | By Carol Horner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now here's a staggering image for you: J.R. Ewing speaking out about sexual harassment. "I think (it) is good for everybody. " Evil grin. OK, so this is really Larry Hagman in an off-mike, post-interview moment with KYW-TV's Trudy Haynes. He's keeping everyone in the studio chuckling with one-liners as Haynes repeats her questions so camera operators can tape her from a different angle. But here's what he said during the interview Tuesday when Haynes asked him about sexual harassment on Dallas, the television series that made him a household face: "It was a totally male-oriented, chauvinist-pig show - and I loved it!"
NEWS
December 2, 2012
With the recent death of Larry Hagman , best known as J.R. Ewing on the television series Dallas, it's time for a look back at the show's stars and guests. Match the actor with his or her character. Answers on D3. 1. Mary Crosby. 2. James Cromwell. 3. Barbara Eden. 4. Ken Kercheval. 5. Susan Lucci. 6. Brad Pitt. 7. Priscilla Presley. 8. Donna Reed. 9. Charlene Tilton. 10. Joan Van Ark. a. Cliff Barnes. b. Lucy Ewing Cooper.
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April 2, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - When Larry Hagman died of cancer in November, TNT's Dallas reboot was put to the test over how to write his character out of the show. Hagman's final episode ended with conniving oilman J.R. Ewing on the phone with his son, John Ross, and the sound of gunfire reminiscent of the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger in the original 1978-1991 CBS series. Now the show is embroiled in a new mystery: Who killed J.R.? Josh Henderson, 31, who plays John Ross, said in a recent interview that it's strange to be on the set without Hagman.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | By Julia M. Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
They're back. J.R. and Sue Ellen are in town this week, and once again they're falling in and out of love. This time, however, the territory in which their romance is played out is not the estates and board rooms of Dallas oil barons. Instead, they meet, mate and wrangle in the upper-class, WASP world of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, which runs through Sunday at the Shubert Theater. Love Letters, now in its third Philadelphia run, is both simple and gimmicky. The simplicity lies in the staging: Its two characters sit side by side and read from a lifetime of correspondence that recounts their relationship.
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February 25, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* MIND GAMES. 10 p.m. tomorrow, 6ABC. * MIXOLOGY. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, 6ABC.   TELEVISION as we know it comes roaring back this week. So, let go of the figure-skating math and crank up the DVR, because reruns are over, "Scandal" is back (at last!) - along with several shows that have been gone for much longer - and ABC has a couple of new series:   Tonight *  "Dallas," 9 p.m., TNT. As Season 3 launches, Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing is gone but clearly not forgotten.
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August 13, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Toni Collette hasn't forgotten Philadelphia. "I love Philly, man. That's a great town. The food is incredible in Philadelphia. It's such a beautiful, relaxed city. I could easily live there, actually," the Australian actress said in an interview during a CBS party. Right now, she almost could. Collette, who spent several months filming in the city for M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and returned later to star in the movie adaptation of Jennifer Weiner's "In Her Shoes," is working in New York - just an Amtrak ride away - filming the CBS thriller "Hostages.
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April 2, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - When Larry Hagman died of cancer in November, TNT's Dallas reboot was put to the test over how to write his character out of the show. Hagman's final episode ended with conniving oilman J.R. Ewing on the phone with his son, John Ross, and the sound of gunfire reminiscent of the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger in the original 1978-1991 CBS series. Now the show is embroiled in a new mystery: Who killed J.R.? Josh Henderson, 31, who plays John Ross, said in a recent interview that it's strange to be on the set without Hagman.
NEWS
March 10, 2013 | By Chuck Barney, CONTRA COSTA TIMES
When the cast of Dallas gathered to shoot Monday's episode in which Larry Hagman's fabled character, J.R. Ewing, is laid to rest, some tears were shed, according to series star Patrick Duffy. But there were plenty of laughs, too. "It turned out to be a true party - anything but a wake," Duffy said of the episode that brings back several fan favorites. "While we were mourning J.R., we were also celebrating Larry. " Hagman had shot seven Season 2 episodes of Dallas before dying in November from complications of a previous bout with cancer.
NEWS
December 2, 2012
With the recent death of Larry Hagman , best known as J.R. Ewing on the television series Dallas, it's time for a look back at the show's stars and guests. Match the actor with his or her character. Answers on D3. 1. Mary Crosby. 2. James Cromwell. 3. Barbara Eden. 4. Ken Kercheval. 5. Susan Lucci. 6. Brad Pitt. 7. Priscilla Presley. 8. Donna Reed. 9. Charlene Tilton. 10. Joan Van Ark. a. Cliff Barnes. b. Lucy Ewing Cooper.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
STICK A Southfork in it. The death of star Larry Hagman has put the "Dallas" reboot in a precarious spot. When its June premiere on TNT drew nearly 7 million viewers (at the time making it the year's top scripted cable debut), critics and fans thought it was largely due to Hagman's return as oil baron J.R. Ewing (think Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones but with a better team). Now the show is due to return Jan. 28, but Hagman won't be around for the launch. The Los Angeles Times reports that anonymous sources close to "Dallas" said this weekend that Hagman had completed filming on several new episodes before his death and would appear in Season 2. But the sources also acknowledged that the show's producers hadn't yet established how they would address J.R.'s departure.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tributes have been pouring in all weekend for Larry Hagman , 81, who died Friday of complications from throat cancer. "I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life," Dallas co-star Patric Duffy , 63, said. "He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. " Fellow Dallas alum Linday Gray tweeted, "He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. " Meanwhile, Hagman's fans began arriving Saturday in scores at the famed Southfork Ranch, where Dallas was set. Situated north of Dallas, it's been a tourist draw since the mid-1980s.
NEWS
November 25, 2012 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry Hagman, 81, an eccentric Good Time Charlie who played the most popular villain in television history, died Friday in Dallas of complications from cancer. Mr. Hagman, the son of stage star Mary Martin, appeared in many movies - none of them remarkable - and a raft of stage shows. He starred in five series on television, where his first success came in I Dream of Jeannie . He played Capt. Tony Nelson, astronaut and master to a scantily clad genie (Barbara Eden). But it was on Dallas, as J.R. Ewing, the smiling, conniving Texas oilman who had a tomcat's libido and lower morals than a snake, that Mr. Hagman gained true fame.
NEWS
November 24, 2012 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Larry Hagman, 81, an eccentric Good Time Charlie who played the most popular villain in television history, died Friday at a Dallas hospital of complications from cancer, the Dallas Morning News reported. Mr. Hagman, the son of stage star Mary Martin, appeared in many movies - none of them remarkable - and a raft of stage shows. He starred in five series on television, where his first success came in I Dream of Jeannie . He played Capt. Tony Nelson, astronaut and master to a scantily clad genie (Barbara Eden)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2012 | Ellen Gray
IN THE END, says Patrick Duffy, returning to "Dallas" was like "the snapping of the fingers and you're clucking like a chicken. It's like no 20 years have gone by. " Yet before executive producer Cynthia Cidre's script lured Duffy and co-stars Larry Hagman and Linda Gray to TNT's version, Duffy said, they'd all seen some bad scripts for "Dallas" projects. "Nobody knows why ‘Dallas' was successful, what made it work, and so they tend to hang it on cliché characterizations: J.R. [Hagman]
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