SHORT TAKES : Barbara Eden Joining ‘Dallas’

From Times Wire Services

Barbara Eden is joining the cast of “Dallas” as a business executive who takes Ewing Oil away from J. R. Ewing.

It’s a bit of a role reversal for Eden and Larry Hagman, who plays J. R. Twenty years ago, Hagman was “Master” and Eden took the orders as “Jeannie” in the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie.” This time Eden becomes J. R.'s boss.

“My character does end up buying Ewing Oil, and J. R. hates it. Of course, he wants to still be in there, so I hire him back,” Eden said in the Nov. 13 issue of Soap Opera Digest.