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'Dallas' stars to be SAG Awards presenters

'Dallas' stars to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Dallas" stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray are to be presenters at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
TNT starts shooting 'Dallas' re-boot

TNT starts shooting 'Dallas' re-boot

DALLAS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- TNT says it began shooting its new edition of the drama series "Dallas" on location in Texas this week.
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Larry Hagman undergoing treatment for cancer

Larry Hagman undergoing treatment for cancer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Larry Hagman says he has been diagnosed with a "very common and treatable form of cancer."

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'Dallas' star Hagman auction tops $500,000

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- Auctioneers said the sale of Hollywood memorabilia belonging to actor Larry Hagman fetched more than $500,000, about twice what they had expected.
Gray to begin work on 'Dallas'

Gray to begin work on 'Dallas'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Linda Gray's publicist says the former "Dallas" star is gearing up to reprise her role of Sue Ellen in the pilot for a new version of the nighttime drama.
Brenda Strong joins 'Dallas' cast

Brenda Strong joins 'Dallas' cast

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Actress Brenda Strong has joined the cast of the pilot for TNT's new edition of the nighttime soap "Dallas," TVGuide.com reported.
Hagman, Gray set for 'Dallas' pilot

Hagman, Gray set for 'Dallas' pilot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, the stars of "Dallas," are to headline the pilot for an updated version of the nighttime soap opera, TNT announced.
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Hagman to appear in 'Dallas' remake

Hagman to appear in 'Dallas' remake

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Television icon Larry Hagman says he has agreed to reprise his role of oil baron J.R. Ewing in TNT's planned new version of "Dallas."

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.
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Maple Leafs sign 3 for $26.7 million

Maple Leafs sign 3 for $26.7 million

TORONTO, July 2 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they signed deals with two new players and a returning goalie for $26.7 million.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.
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Texas stars donate to scholarship fund

DALLAS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Some of Texas' biggest names in entertainment are providing memorabilia to raise scholarship funds for students wanting to pursue artistic careers.
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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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