I am thankful I attended Mr. Hagman’s one-man show “Confessions!” at the Cowan Center in Tyler less than two weeks ago on Nov. 10, and I was even privileged to ask him a question. Things can change so quickly in life. Mr. Hagman’s portrayal of infamous oil baron J.R. Ewing spanned the decades, and spanned the generations. I believe it even helped the world see the image of the modern city of Dallas in a more favorable light, after the tragic assassination of President Kennedy marred the city’s reputation. Mr. Hagman agreed.
Larry Hagman was an old-time quality actor, which is seldom seen these days on television or in movies. He put his heart, soul, smile, and flair into Texas. Larry Hagman and J.R. Ewing will be missed and never replaced.
James A. Marples