Saturday, November 24, 2012

RIP Mr. Hagman


You may remember him as Major Nelson-- you probably remember him as JR. For me he was always the handsome, funny TONY always trying to get Roger to help him dodge Dr. Bellows. 

"I can honestly say that we've lost not just a great actor, not just a television icon, but an element of pure Americana," Eden said in her statement Friday night. "Goodbye, Larry. There was no one like you before and there will never be anyone like you again."

7 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Such a sad loss. He was loved by millions.

Cosmoetica said...

I grew up on I Dream Of Jeannie. I could never really believe him as a bad guy cuz he was so good a comic actor.

'Jean-niiiieeee!!!!'

Gary Johnson said...

Loved me some Maj Nelson! Agree with Cosoetica, he was always Tony Nelson to me.

renegade_killerbee said...

This man came into my living room every Friday night, September to May from 1978 to 1991 and to all the other TV junkies that had the wonderful taste to watch "Dallas" (THE BEST TV SHOW EVER!).

What an icon. He will be missed.

Carrie Ann said...

For me he will always be Tony. I remember thinking that he was just so handsome when I was a little girl watching I Dream of Jeannie. It was one of my favorite series and I own all the seasons. Not long ago I bought his book from him and had it shipped. When the package arrived, someone at the post office had stolen the book. I wrote him and let him know what happened and he sent another next day air autographed. I thought that it was a kind gesture to send it next day air.
If you have never read his book, check it out of the library. It is a very honest account of his life. He tells it like it was. He does not make himself out to be a saint. THat impressed me, the honesty.

Carrie Ann said...

For me he will always be Tony. I remember thinking that he was just so handsome when I was a little girl watching I Dream of Jeannie. It was one of my favorite series and I own all the seasons. Not long ago I bought his book from him and had it shipped. When the package arrived, someone at the post office had stolen the book. I wrote him and let him know what happened and he sent another next day air autographed. I thought that it was a kind gesture to send it next day air.
If you have never read his book, check it out of the library. It is a very honest account of his life. He tells it like it was. He does not make himself out to be a saint. THat impressed me, the honesty.

Avalonn said...

That's a sweet story Carrie Ann :)
For me, he was J.R. Ewing :) like many out there, I watched him every Friday on the original Dallas and loved seeing him on the new Dallas. If you guys haven't been watching, you are truly missing out. The last scene was him and his son John Ross looking out a window of the old Ewing Oil office. With John Ross asking J.R. to teach him every dirty trick he knew as Johnny Cash sang Gods Gonna Cut You Down in the background. Eden said it all in her statement. I'm sure gonna miss this wonderful actor, rest in peace Mr. Hagman. We've lost Edward Quartermaine and now J.R. Ewing :(