TV's J.R. Ewing Dead at 81 (With Video)

Larry Hagman played a well-known villian on 'Dallas' and had an earlier role on 'I Dream of Jeannie.' Share your memories.

Larry Hagman, best known for playing treacherous oil baron J.R. Ewing on the TV sitcom "Dallas," died Friday at age 81, according to media reports.

Even the Queen Mother of Great Britain was caught up in the fervor in 1980 when she asked Hagman, "Who shot J.R.?" the Los Angeles Times reported.

"Not even for you, ma'am," Hagman replied.

Hagman first became a television star in the 1960s in the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie." He had an acting pedigree -- his mother, Mary Martin, was credited with originating the role of Peter Pan on Broadway in the 1950s.

On “Dallas,” Hagman's character was “the man viewers loved to hate,” according to critics, a scheming Texan in a land of plenty.

“His performance on ‘Dallas’ is a salute to slime,” wrote Times TV critic Howard Rosenberg.

-- What were your favorite memories of J.R. Ewing and 'Dallas'; Who were some of your other 'favorite' TV villiains? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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