JR Ewing

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Dallas Star Larry Hagman Dead at 81

'JR Ewing' actor also starred in 'I Dream of Jeannie'

(Newser) - JR Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband, and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron—and coaxed forth a Texas-size gusher of ratings—on television's long-running and hugely successful nighttime soap, Dallas. Although he first gained fame... More »

Dallas Dilemma: Where to Reshoot JR

City battles to live down TV show, competes to be movie location

(Newser) - Dallas has tried for years to disassociate itself from 'Dallas,' the cheesy '80s soap opera that's so iconic that the fictional scheming oil baron JR Ewing is still the city's biggest celebrity—16 years after the show was canceled. So it's with considerable cringing that officials find themselves wooing... More »

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