He also acted in another hit series “I Dream of Jeannie” with Barbara Eden. His staid, uncomplicated character as the astronaut Major Anthony Nelson was endearing but as the Texas millionaire with wicked, wicked ways, he created a character viewers loved to hate. “I really can’t remember half of the people I’ve slept with, stabbed in the back or driven to suicide,” Hagman said of his character.
Larry Hagman, the actor who played J.R. Ewing on the television series “Dallas” died of complications due to cancer at the age of 81. Last year, I bought the entire series on DVDs and had a grand time watching them. Here is a sample of his acting: