Politic365

 
 


Culture

12:36pm November 24, 2012

Larry Hagman, Greatest TV Villain of All Time on Dallas, Dies at 81

JR3

Larry Hagman, who played the role of one of the most notorious and conniving villians ever seen on the small screen died yesterday in Texas at 81.  Hagman played oil baron J.R. Ewing on television’s long-running nighttime drama Dallas. The original version of the show ran from 1978 to 1991 on CBS.  Hagman was the only actor on the show to appear in all 357 episodes.

Hagman was cast as J.R. once again 34 years after the original Dallas aired,  for a contemporary version of the show which aired on TNT in June.  The original version of Dallas became a symbol for 1980s greed and the TV ratings were through the roof.

The show debuted in 1978 and in 1980, 350 million people around the globe watched to find out who “shot J.R.” as the show became a popular cult obsession and phenomenon. The “Who Shot J.R.” episode was broadcast in March 1980 but the mystery revealing who did was not unveiled until November as producers kept the cliffhanger a secret for six months.  What resulted was some of the highest television ratings for any series in history.

In 1992, Hagman was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver as a result of a life of heavy drinking.  In 1995, a malignant tumor was discovered and he underwent a successful transplant.  Hagman was the son of broadway star Mary Martin.  His death yesterday was a result of complications from throat cancer.



About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
On Capitol Hill everyday when Congress is in session. Managing Editor of Politic365 and publishes the blog Crewof42 on Black members of Congress. She can be seen/heard on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin, WHUR, WPFW, SIRIUS XM, WURD, WVON and WCHB. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment with USAToday and ABC News and holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Contact: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
holder42

In #Ferguson, AG Eric Holder Says He Too Has Experienced Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., today regarding the August 9th shooting death of Mike Brown, 18. Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Since the day of the shooting there have been long...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 
 
hank-5

Rep. Hank Johnson to Drop Bill That Would Monitor Military Style Police Tactics

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) will drop legislation, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, that will analyze and maybe restrict, the practice (started in the 1990s) of the U.S. military sharing military gear with local ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 
 
Lewis78

John Lewis to #Obama: Declare Martial Law, Federalize National Guard in #Ferguson

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke out on the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Rep. Lewis, a civil rights legend who has seen his fair share of bad law enforcement activity to say the least, call...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
3

 

Advertisement
 
RosarioDawsoncropped

Latinas Underrepresented in Films But More Likely to Appear in Them Naked

A new study by the University of California Annenberg school has revealed that less than five percent of actors in top grossing films are Latino and that Latinas are more likely than any other women of other ethnic groups to ap...
by Adriana Maestas
2

 
 
securedownload

CBC Chair, John Conyers and Lacy Clay Call for Wider FBI Probe in #MikeBrown Case

This evening, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Lacy Clay (D-MO) are calling for an expanded federal investigation into the Mike Brown shooting.   Their full letter to Attorney General Eric Holder can...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 




2 Comments


  1. [...] JR Ewing, dies aged 81The GuardianLarry Hagman, 'Dallas' Star, Dead at 81ABC NewsPolitic365 -KRGVall 1,516 news articles » Filed Under: Google News Top Stories Tagged [...]


  2. Why have the #99ers ALREADY been thrown over the so-called “FiscalCliff”? #WHEN will there be JOBS for the 23 MILLION {#legal) AMERICANS who are either UNemployed and IGNORED by the BLS, or UNDER-employed, by a-l-m-o-s-t EVERYONE in Congre$$ (Hou$e & $enate) as well as the WhiteHou$e? Fed Chair Ben Bernanke waffles and predicts a turnaround in 2015, or 2017, or 20?, and there is no OUTRAGE or palpable ACTION!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>