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RIP: Larry Hagman dead at 81, Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie star

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Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 81.

Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from his battle with cancer, the newspaper said, quoting a statement from his family. He had suffered from cancer and cirrhosis of the liver in the 1990s after decades of drinking.

Hagman's mother was stage and movie star Mary Martin and he became a star himself in 1965 on "I Dream of Jeannie," a popular television sitcom in which he played Major Anthony Nelson, an astronaut who discovers a beautiful genie in a bottle.

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RIP Major Anthony Nelson/JR Ewing.

I think his Mom was Mary Martin, the original Peter Pan on Broadway.

(I guess I could have read your post first.)

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Wonder if he ever got wood doing the show?

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Hopefully he got more than wood during idoj

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JR Ewing and Maj. Nelson two classic characters, two polar opposites.

RIP

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Wonder if he ever got wood doing the show?

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If he didn't he's dead as a door nail, or was. I know i did from just watching the show and i was still just a kid.

Love Jeannie.

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Never heard of him

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Wonder if he ever got wood doing the show?

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1 of the 2 Dick's on Bewitched 'wood' have. 2 many puns for a Saturday.

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1 of the 2 Dick's on Bewitched 'wood' have. 2 many puns for a Saturday.

1 of those Dicks was gay...clue- it wasn't the original one.

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Anyone remember who shot JR?

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RIP Larry. You had it pretty good life while it lasted.

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