- Name: Larry Hagman
- Born: 09/21/1931
- Died: 11/23/2012 (81 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, director, producer
- Website: http://www.larryhagman.com
Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 ? November 23, 2012) was an American film and television actor, director and producer, best known for playing a ruthless oil baron, J.R. Ewing in the 1978–1991 primetime television soap opera Dallas and the befuddled astronaut, Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson in the 1965–1970 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Hagman had supporting roles in numerous films, including Fail-Safe, Harry and Tonto, S.O.B., Nixon and Primary Colors. His television appearances also included guest roles on dozens of shows spanning from the late 1950s until his death and a reprise of his signature role on the 2012 revival of Dallas. Hagman also worked as a television producer and director. He was the son of actress Mary Martin. Hagman underwent a life-saving liver transplant in 1995. He died on November 23, 2012, from complications of acute myeloid leukemia.
Birth Name: Larry Martin Hagman
Alias: Larry Martin Hagman
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Death Place: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Larry Hagman quotes :
'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR.Larry Hagman
I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34.Larry Hagman
Good acting is all in the writing. If it isn't on the page, then it really won't make any difference. You cannot act on force of personality alone.Larry Hagman
I never travel without my Stetson, but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats, especially in Texas, but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I'm the only guy with a hat. It's amazing.Larry Hagman
I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy. He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his dad one day.Larry Hagman
It's my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I've given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don't worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan.Larry Hagman
Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.Larry Hagman