As you have likely heard by now – actor Larry Hagman passed away on Friday. 1970s-era fans will best remember Hagman as Major Anthony Nelson on reruns of I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970) and as J.R. on nighttime soap, Dallas (1978 -1991).
Hagman should also be remembered for a great performance as Art Carney’s ner-do-well son in Harry and Tonto (1974) and for numerous appearances in TV series, TV movies and films such as Medical Center (1973), Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975), Harry O (1975), Ellery Queen (1975), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), McMillan & Wife (1977) and many, many more.
Statement from LarryHagman.com:
“It is with sad news that we announce Larry passed away this afternoon, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. His family has released this statement:
‘Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most. Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for.’
The family requests privacy at this time.”
I Dream of Jeannie 1970 episode segment and intro
Dallas Premiere CBS Promo 1978