Larry Hagman, who starred in the hit TV series Dallas as the scheming oil baron JR Ewing, has died. His family said in a statement that the 81-year-old died in a Dallas hospital following complications from his battle with cancer. JR Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully ... Dallas, which made its premiere on the CBS network in 1978, made Hagman a superstar. Hagman had a eccentric streak. When he first met actress Lauren Bacall, he licked her arm because he had been told she did not like to be touched and he was known for leading parades on the Malibu beach and showing up at a grocery store in a gorilla suit.
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