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Larry Hagman ACTOR

Larry Hagman was born on September 21st, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas with the middle name Martin. His mother was actress, Mary Martin (Peter Pan) and when his parents divorced he relocated to Los Angeles, California and was raised by his grandmother up until the age of twelve.
After his grandmother passed away, he moved back to Texas to live with his biological mother.  After graduating from Weatherford High School, Hagman went on to study at Bard College in New York State and decided at that time to follow in his mothers footsteps and pursue a career as an actor.
He began by working as a stage actor appearing in such productions as, "Taming the Shrew" and "South Pacific" which he performed on the London stage for five years.
Hagman then took a brief break from his acting career to join the United States Air Force and upon completing his military service he relocated back to New York and began performing on Broadway. 
Some of his stage credits at this time included, "Once Around the Block", "Career", "Comes A Day", "A Priest House" and "The Beauty Part".  By the late 1950's he began working as a television actor appearing on such series as, "Decoy" starring Beverly Garland, The ALCOA Hour", "The Edge of Night", "I Dream of Jeanie" co-starring Barbara Eden as Jeanie, "The Good Life", "Here We Go Again", "Applause" and "Dallas", where he is the only actor to have appeared in all 357 episodes.
He later hosted the show, "Lone Star" (1985) for an eight part documentary that had to do with the history of Texas.  In 1964 he made his film debut in "Ensign Pulver", which featured a young Jack Nicholson along with Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Tommy Sands, Millie Perkins, Kay Medford, Peter Marshall, Richard Gautier, George Lindsey, James Farentino and James Coco, which was a sequel to the 1955 film "Mister Roberts".  Along with stage and television work, he also worked on such feature films as, "The Cavern" (1964) with John Saxon and Rosanna Schiaffino, then an epic World War II film "In Harm's Way" (1965) starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Patricia Neal, Henry Fonda, Hugh O'Brian, Burgess Meredith and Dana Andrews just to name a few, "The Group" (1966) starring Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight, Jessica Walter, Kathleen Widdoes, Joanna Pettet and features small roles for Hal Holbrook, Carrie Nye, James Broderick and Richard Mulligan, "Up in the Cellar" (1970), "Antonio" (1973), "Stardust" (1974) starring David Essex, Adam Faith, Marty Wilde, Edd Byrnes and Rosalind Ayres, "The Big Bus" (1976), "Superman" (1978) starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, "I Am Blushing" (1981), "Nixon" (1995) starring Anthony Hopkins as President Richard Nixon with Joan Allen, Annabeth Gish, Powers Boothe, J.T. Walsh, E.G. Marshall, James Woods, Paul Sorvino, David Hyde-Pierce, Joanna Going and Ed Harris and "Primary Colors" (1998) starring alongside John Travolta, Kathy Bates, Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton.
More recently, Hagman has added more television roles to his resume appearing on, "Dallas: J.R. Returns", "Orleans", "Nip/Tuck", "Somos cómplices", "Desperate Housewives" and "Dallas", portraying J.R. Erwing and the most watched episode pertained to his role, 'Who Shot J.R.?'.
Larry Hagman has married only once to Maj Axelsson in 1954 and they have two children and remain married today.  Along with his acting career he has been an advocate for "Stop Smoking For Life" and  a National Spokesperson for the 1996 U.S. Transplant Games.  He remains involved in issues such as organ donation, transplantation and served as chairperson of the American Cancer Society's, "Great American Smokeout".

Larry Hagman was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Television.

Larry Hagman passed away in a Dallas, Texas hospital on November 23, 2012 at the age of eighty-one, suffering complications from cancer with "Dallas" co-stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray at his bedside.

2012   Dallas 

2011   Desperate Housewives
2011   The Flight of the Swan

2010   Das Traumschiff 

2009   Somos c√≥mplices 
2006   Nip/Tuck

2006   The Simpsons

2005   Sheer Dallas 
1998   Dallas: War of the Ewings

1998   Primary Colors 

1997   The Third Twi
1997   Orleans 

1996   Dallas: J.R. Returns

1995   Nixon
1993   Staying Afloat 

1978-1991  Dallas

1986   Dallas: The Early Years 
1986   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

1982   Deadly Encounter 

1980-1982  Knots Landing 

1981   I Am Blushing

1981   S.O.B. 
1979   Police Story: A Cry for Justice 

1978   Superman

1978   Sword of Justice
1978   Last of the Good Guys

1978   The President's Mistress 

1978   A Double Life 
1977   What Really Happened to the Class of '65?

1977   The Rockford Files
1977   Intimate Strangers

1977   Checkered Flag or Crash

1977   McMillan & Wife
1977   The Rhinemann Exchange

1977   Cry for Justice

1976   The Eagle Has Landed
1976   The Big Bus 

1976   The Return of the World's Greatest Detective 

1976   Mother, Jugs & Speed

1975   Barnaby Jones

1975   The Streets of San Francisco
1975   Ellery Queen

1975   Three for the Road 

1975   Harry O
1975   Doctors' Hospital 

1975   McCoy 

1975   The Big Rip-Off 
1970-1975  Marcus Welby, M.D. 

1975   Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic 
1975   Lucas Tanner 

1974   Stardust

1974   Police Story
1974   McCloud

1974   Police Woman

1974   Hurricane 
1974   Harry and Tonto 

1974   Sidekicks

1973   Love Story
1973   What Are Best Friends For?

1973   Blood Sport 

1973   The Alpha Caper
1973   The Toy Game

1973   Here We Go Again

1973   Applause
1973   Medical Center

1973   Antonio

1972   No Place to Run
1972   Beware! The Blob

1972   Getting Away from It All

1971-1972  The Good Life
1971   A Howling in the Woods 

1971   The Hired Hand

1971   Vanished
1971   The Name of the Game

1971   Dan August

1970   Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1970   Love, American Style

1970   Up in the Cellar 

1965-1970  I Dream of Jeannie 
1969   Three's a Crowd 

1966   The Group 

1965   The Rogues
1965   In Harm's Way

1964   Mr. Broadway 

1964   Fail-Safe 
1963-1964  The DuPont Show of the Week 

1964   Ensign Pulver

1964   The Cavern
1963-1964  The Defenders 

1963   The Silver Burro

1960   Play of the Week
1960   Diagnosis: Unknown

1961-1963  The Edge of Night 

1958   The United States Steel Hour
1958   Sea Hunt 

1958   The DuPont Show of the Month

1958   Harbormaster 
1958   The Outcasts of Poker Flat

1958   Kraft Theatre 

1957   Search for Tomorrow 
1957   Studio One in Hollywood 

1957   Goodyear Playhouse 

1957   Decoy

Matinee Classics - In Harm's Way starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, James Mitchum, Carroll O'Connor and Larry Hagman
Matinee Classics - Antonio starring Trini Lopez, Larry Hagman, Noemi Guerrero, Pedro Becker and Marvin Walkenstein

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