Saturday, November 24, 2012

Larry Hagman

From the likable Major Nelson to the larger-than-life anti-hero J.R., and a real Texan. He also seemed to like doing an English accent even though he wasn't very good at it. (I just read he was stationed in England in the Air Force. It was mutual: the British loved ‘Dallas’ even more than the Americans did.) Who else remembers a detective show or TV movie where the gimmick was he thought he was Sherlock Holmes? RIP.

1 comment:

  1. Another example of the passage of an Era. I respect him for the honesty he exhibited when asked so many years ago about his liver transplant. He said it was caused by his vices and that he only had himself to blame. He also stated that he did not fear death so much as he feared pain. Again, very human. I wasn't into Dallas, although I saw a bit of it originally and one or two episodes of the 2012 re-boot. Nonetheless, I always liked him! R.I.P.


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