Linda Gray cuts the ribbon as Larry Hagman holds the ribbon at the grand opening of the Omni Dallas Hotel on Friday, November 11, 2011. In the background, Hattie Hill, Chairman of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jack Matthews, Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings look on. Hagman, who for more than a decade played villainous patriarch JR Ewing in the TV soap Dallas, has died at the age of 81, his family said Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/David Woo, The Dallas Morning News)
Gallery: Remembering Larry Hagman
Nov. 24, 2012 @ 11:22 AM
With his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron J.R. Ewing — and coaxed forth a Texas-size gusher of ratings — on television's long-running and hugely successful nighttime soap, "Dallas." The actor, who returned as J.R. in a new edition of "Dallas" this year, died Friday.