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AnnaLynne McCord to guest star on 'Dallas'

AnnaLynne McCord to guest star on 'Dallas'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- AnnaLynne McCord has signed on for a multiple-episode, guest-starring role on the Texas-set drama series "Dallas," TNT announced Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Emmys producer explains Monteith memorial plan

Emmys producer explains Monteith memorial plan

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ken Ehrlich, a producer of Hollywood's upcoming Emmys telecast, says the late actor Cory Monteith is deserving of special recognition at the ceremony.
Barbara Eden tweets photo of herself in 'Jeannie' costume

Barbara Eden tweets photo of herself in 'Jeannie' costume

VIENNA, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Barbara Eden tweeted a photo of herself wearing her iconic "I Dream of Jeannie" costume at Vienna's Life Ball last weekend.
Larry Hagman's granddaughter allegedly stole family jewelry

Larry Hagman's granddaughter allegedly stole family jewelry

HOLLYWOOD, May 25 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the estate of Larry Hagman says in a court filing the late U.S. actor's granddaughter is in illegal possession of family jewelry.
TNT picks up 'Dallas' for another season

TNT picks up 'Dallas' for another season

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- TNT has renewed "Dallas" -- the drama about the wealthy, feuding Ewing family -- for a 15-episode third season, Warner Bros. Television said Tuesday.
Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
CBS calls late 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman a 'master showman'

CBS calls late 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman a 'master showman'

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- CBS declared Larry Hagman, the late star of its television drama series "Dallas," a "master showman."
Production starts on Season 2 of 'Dallas'

Production starts on Season 2 of 'Dallas'

DALLAS, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- TNT said Wednesday production on the second season of its nighttime soap opera "Dallas" has begun in the show's title city.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
By United Press International
TNT renews 'Dallas' for second season

TNT renews 'Dallas' for second season

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- TNT says it has ordered a 15-episode second season of its American nighttime soap "Dallas."
Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Ben Kingsley are to be presenters at this weekend's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
Stars line up to be SAG Awards presenters

Stars line up to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh and Jean Dujardin are confirmed to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
Stars line up to be SAG Award presenters

Stars line up to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Kyle Chandler, Judy Greer, Maya Rudolph and Octavia Spencer are to be presenters at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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Patrick Duffy (L) and Larry Hagman, cast members in the television series "Dallas" appear backstage after the show was honored with the Pop Culture award at the fourth annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, California on March 19, 2006.The awards show, which honors classic television performers and their shows, will be telecast on the TV Land cable channel on March 22. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Larry Martin Hagman (born September 21, 1931) is an American film and television actor, producer and director known for playing J.R. Ewing in the 1980s primetime television soap opera Dallas and Major Anthony 'Tony' Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Hagman was born in Fort Worth, Texas. His mother, Mary Martin, later became a Broadway actress and his lawyer father, Benjamin Jack Hagman, was a district attorney. His parents divorced in 1936 when he was five years old. He lived with his grandmother in Texas and California. His famous mother became a contract player with Paramount in 1938 and occasionally brought him to her movies. In 1940 his mother met and married Richard Halliday and gave birth to a daughter, Heller, the following year. Hagman attended the strict Black-Foxe Military Institute (now closed). When his mother moved to New York City to continue her Broadway career, Hagman again lived with his grandmother in California. A couple of years later, his grandmother died and Hagman joined his mother in New York. At age 14 (in 1945) while attending boarding school, he began drinking heavily which led to serious health problems later in life. In 1946 Hagman moved back to his hometown of Weatherford, Texas, where he worked as a ranch hand for his father's friend's company. Upon attending Weatherford High School, he was drawn to drama classes and reputedly fell in love with the stage and, in particular, with the warm reception he got for his comedic roles.

Hagman developed a reputation as a talented performer and in between school terms, would take minor roles in local stage productions. Hagman graduated from high school in 1949, when his mother suggested that he try acting as a profession.

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