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Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing
Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing

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. PHOTOS: Larry Hagman | 1931-2012 Hagman, who became a television star in the 1960s starring in the sitcom “I Dream of...

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