Saturday, November 24

Larry Hagman Dies at 81

Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012)
 Larry Martin Hagman died today at a hospital in Dallas with his best friend, Linda Gray, by his side. Gray portrayed Hagman's wife on television for the role he is best known for ~ his ruthless, villanous character J.R. Ewing ~ from the mega hit television prime time soap opera "Dallas." The show, which climbed to international fame ran from 1978-1991. Millions wondered, "Who shot J.R.?"

The actor is also well known for his situation comedy "I dream of Jeannie" a popular show during the '60s. Hagman portrayed a bewildered astronaut Major Anthony Nelson who stumbles across a genie in a bottle.

Hagman was the son of a Texas lawyer and stage and film actress Mary Martin. Martin is best know for her role as Peter Pan.

The television star was known for drinking and advocating marijuana. After decades of drinking alcohol, he was diagnosed with liver cancer in 1995, he turned instead to marijuana. Hagman died as a result of throat cancer.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, at and and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on, in magazines and several Indianapolis area newspapers. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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