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Who Shot JR Who shot J.R.? was a mass media-manufactured open question in 1980. In the CBS television series Dallas, the character of J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was shot by an unknown assailant in the final scene of its 1979-1980 season, which aired on March 21, 1980 and was entitled A House Divided. Viewers had to wait all summer, and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike, to learn whether J.R. would survive, and which of his many enemies was responsible. Security was tightened at the Lorimar studios where Dallas was filmed. During the summer of 1980, the question "Who shot J.R.?" was asked in everyday conversations across America and worldwide. T-shirts printed with such references as "Who Shot J.R.?" and "I Shot J.R.!" became common over the summer. Betting parlors worldwide took in massive amounts of money. People were placing bets as to which one of the 10 or so principal characters had actually pulled the trigger that shot J.R. A session of the Turkish parliament was suspended to allow legislators a chance to get home in time to view the Dallas episode. Ultimately, the person who pulled the trigger was revealed to be the character of Kristin Shepard (played by Mary Crosby) in the "Who Done It?" episode which aired on November 21, 1980. Kristin was J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law and mistress, who shot him in a fit of anger.
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Added: 5th July 2007
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Posted By: BKV
Remembering Mary Martin Although she did a few films early in her career, Mary Martin was generally passed over for the filmed version of the musical plays in which she starred. She once explained that she didn't enjoy making films, because she did not have the "connection" with an audience that she had in live performances. The closest she ever came to preserving her stage performances were her famous television appearances as Peter Pan (she had starred in a musical version on Broadway in 1954, and this production was subsequently performed on television in 1955, 1956 and 1960). While she didn't enjoy making theatrical films, she did apparently enjoy appearing on television, as she did frequently. She died, aged 76, from colorectal cancer in California on November 3, 1990. Here's a clip of Larry Hagman giving a wonderful speech in honor of, and to, his mother, during the Kennedy Center Honors in 1989.
Tags: mary  martin  larry  hagman  broadway  performers  south  pacific  peter  pan  annie  get  your  gun 
Added: 3rd November 2007
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Posted By: Babs64
Electric Days Electric Nights Another classic musical performance from a 60's sitcom. From 1969, Jeannie's wicked lookalike sister Jeannie II trails Tony (Larry Hagman) to the Cocoa Beach Cabana. In her efforts to win Tony's affections, Jeannie II also replaces the nightclub's regular singer and renders this seductive ballad.
Tags: i  dream  of  jeannie  barbara  eden  larry  hagman  60s  sitcoms 
Added: 5th November 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Tony Finds Jeannie . . . from I DREAM OF JEANNIE - the first episode THE LADY IN THE BOTTTLE, Larry Hagman's supposed favorite scene from the series...which was one of the very first, when Capt (later Maj.) Anthony Nelson rescues Jeannie from her bottle!
Tags: dream      jeannie      tony      major      nelson      larry      hagman      barbara      eden      bottle     
Added: 11th January 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Fail Safe 1964 great movie, but tense!
Tags: Fail-Safe    Fonda    Hagman    Matthau    suspense    bombers   
Added: 19th June 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden I never got into Dallas but loved I Dream of Jeannie. To me Larry Hagman will always be Captain Nelson.
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Added: 24th November 2012
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Posted By: pfc
Larry Hagman Talks of Dallas Cancer and Veganism Dallas star Larry Hagman received a frightening cancer diagnosis last year, just a few weeks shy of filming the re-launch of the popular series. In the time since, a lot has changed for the 81-year-old TV veteran.
Tags: Larry  Hagman  Talks  of  Dallas  Cancer  and  Veganism  I  Dream  of  Jeannie 
Added: 24th November 2012
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Posted By: Cathy

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