Larry Hagman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

24th November 2014

Tweet: "Two years ago today we all said goodbye to Larry Hagman/ JR Ewing! We will always remember your talent and friendship. Gong Bong." Actress Linda Gray pays tribute to Larry Hagman two years on from his death from cancer in 2012.

12th February 2014

Fact: Larry Hagman's final interview will feature on the upcoming Dallas: The Complete Second Season Dvd. The actor, who played oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the show, died in November, 2012, but just before he was hospitalised, he spoke of his fondness for Dallas and the soap's global appeal on the set.

10th April 2013

Fact: Producers of revamped Tv drama Dallas have been given the go-ahead to shoot a third season. The sex-and-scandal story of the Ewing oil dynasty returned in 2012 after a 21-year hiatus but the future of the show was thrown into doubt following the death of lynchpin actor Larry Hagman in November (12) during shooting of season two. Now Hagman's co-star Patrick Duffy has confirmed Tnt network bosses have agreed to a third series, scheduled for broadcast next year (14).

12th March 2013

Quote: "It's on my night dresser... and I tucked the programme for his memorial in the bottle, so he's in my bedroom." Actress Brenda Strong on remembering her Tv brother-in-law Larry Hagman, who died last year (Nov12). The actor gave her a decorative bottle as a gift before he passed away.

24th January 2013

Fact: Veteran actresses Deborah Shelton and Cathy Podewell - who played J.R. Ewing's long-term mistress Mandy Winger and his second wife Cally Harper in the original run of Tv hit Dallas - will make a dramatic return to the show in March (13) at the backstabbing oil baron's funeral. The character will be killed off following Larry Hagman's death from cancer in November (12).

29th November 2012

Tweet: "I have read each of your notes and thru (sic) my heart passed them on to Larry. I thank every one of you. Back to life!" Actor Patrick Duffy thanks fans for their outpouring of support following the death of his Dallas co-star Larry Hagman last week (23Nov12).

27th November 2012

Quote: "I grew up watching him. Who Shot J.R.? was more than a Tv event. It made its way into my consciousness at a very young age. I was probably 10 or 11 when all that was going on. He was certainly impactful in a way that is probably much harder to be now... He's a huge part of American culture." Matt Damon feels honoured after learning Larry Hagman named him as the Hollywood star he would most like to work with. The Dallas icon passed away on Friday (23Nov12) after suffering complications from his battle with cancer.

12th October 2012

Quote: "Retirement from something I make a lot of money at and love to do and have fun doing it... I think it'll go for a good long time. I'll settle for 13 years, like we did before. I'll be 94 years old. That'll be good." Larry Hagman, 81, has no plans to quit the Dallas revamp after beating throat cancer last year (11).

15th August 2011

Quote: "Lawlessness cannot be tolerated in any civilised country. I hope you can help drag a wonderful country out of this mess - and soon." Dallas star Larry Hagman lends his support to a U.K tabloid campaign to raise money for badly-hit shop owners and those who have been left homeless as a result of the violent riots that caused chaos throughout Britain recently.

2nd August 2011

Quote: "I told them it had to be Dallas. How can you not film it in Dallas? I called all my friends in town, the power players, and got the film company a deal." Larry Hagman used his considerable clout to stop the forthcoming revamp of cult 80s show Dallas being filmed elsewhere.

4th March 2011

Quote: "I'm hoping J.R. is still a womaniser at 80. That would be fun. I've been married for over 57 years but I still have an eye for the ladies." Larry Hagman can't wait to work with pretty actresses when the Dallas remake kicks off.

4th March 2011

Quote: "The only mind-expanding I do these days is meditation." Veteran actor Larry Hagman has turned his back on drugs.

4th March 2011

Quote: "It won't be easy being apart if I'm filming Dallas in Texas but I'll be able to fly back every week to see her." Larry Hagman is dreading being apart from his wife Maj, who is in a care home receiving treatment for Alzheimer's, while he films the upcoming Dallas remake.

6th January 2011

Quote: "He's a real p**ck, and I sure know how to play that." Dallas star Larry Hagman on his scheming new Desperate Housewives character FRANK KAMINSKI.

23rd December 2010

Quote: "He was a kid and and had great stomach muscles. When you see abs like that, you don't forget." Larry Hagman recalls working with a young Brad Pitt on TV show Dallas.

24th September 2010

Quote: "It's like an annuity... I go out, they adore me, and then they pay you. What better job can you have?" Larry Hagman on his appearances at conventions and get togethers for beloved 80s soap Dallas.

14th October 2008

Fact: Dallas star Larry Hagman runs an avocado farm in Ojai, California. The former vegetarian isn't the only star to grow avocados in the state - Tom Selleck also has a farm there.

28th July 2008

Quote: "PATRICK (Duffy) and I are good friends. We go hunting and fishing a lot. Linda Gray and my wife and I have lunches or dinner a couple of times a month." Larry Hagman insists he's still close to his Dallas co-stars 30 years after the show ended.

27th July 2006

Fact: Dallas star Larry Hagman and French actress Catherine Deneuve are to make guest appearances in hit television show NIP/TUCK. Brooke Shields, Richard Chamberlain and Kathleen Turner will also feature in the fourth series of the American programme.

6th July 2006

Quote: "Every day I give thanks to the guy who gave me his liver. I keep his picture by my shaving mirror." Larry Hagman is eternally thankful for the second chances afforded him by having a liver transplant.

23rd June 2006

Quote: "If we had a kissing scene, we'd eat things like peanut butter or onions beforehand." Linda Gray and her Dallas co-star Larry Hagman weren't close on set.

8th June 2006

Fact: Brooke Shields, Kathleen Turner and Larry Hagman will all guest star in the upcoming season of hit plastic surgery drama NIP/TUCK.

20th March 2006

Quote: "No, we never did." Actor Larry Hagman insists he never had an intimate encounter with his I Dream Of Jeannie co-star Barbara Eden.

16th March 2006

Quote: "I'm being replaced twice this year." Actor Larry Hagman who played JR EWING in Dallas and MAJOR ANTONY NELSON in I Dream Of Jeannie. Both TV series are being made into feature films with JOHN TRAVOLTA starring in Dallas and JIMMY FALLON starring in I Dream of Jeannie.

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