Died Today (November 23rd): Larry Hagman (1931–2012)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

larryhagmanLarry Hagman (1931–2012)

Born: September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died: November 23, 2012 (age 81) in Dallas, Texas, USA

Married to:
Maj Axelsson (18 December 1954 – 23 November 2012) (his death) (2 children)

[on the infamous “Who Shot J.R?” episode]: “Before that fateful shot rang out, I was merely bemused by the success of the character. Villainy could be fun, and that’s how I played it. And if it worked. I mean I couldn’t go down to the corner to pick up my copy of the Sunday New York Times without running into some nubile creature with “J.R. for President” emblazoned across her chest. Now a higher, shriller note had been added. People who once merely wanted J.R.’s autograph demanded to know who shot him as if it were their birthright, and were angry and upset when I told them, truthfully, that I didn’t know.

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