‘J.R.’ honoured at home
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) – Actor Larry Hagman has been memorialised in bronze in his Texas hometown.
The actor most famous for playing J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas was remembered Sunday in Weatherford – about 25 miles west of Fort Worth – on what would have been his 83rd birthday with unveiling of a life-size statue on the grounds of the Doss Heritage and Culture Centre.
Mayor Dennis Hooks says Hagman, who died in 2012, is Weatherford’s “favourite son”.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Hagman’s daughter, Kristina, was among hundreds to attend the unveiling ceremony on Larry Hagman Day.
She says the world knows about Texas in a way it never had because a son of Weatherford “brought understanding of what the essence of being a Texan is”.