FILE - This 1983 file photo shows actor Larry Hagman, center left, with fellow cast members of the television series "Dallas." Back row from left are Howard Keel, Barbara Bel Geddes, Larry Hagman, Linda Grey, Susan Howard and Steve Kanaly. Front row from left are Priscilla Presley, Victoria Principal and Ken Kercheval. Actor Larry 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/CBS, File)
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.