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Jim Davis (August 26, 1909 - April 26, 1981) was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas, a role which continued until he was too ill from a terminal illness to perform. During season four, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma but continued to film the show as long as he could. In many scenes as the season progressed he was shown seated, and his voice became softer and more obviously affected by his illness. He wore a hairpiece to cover the hair he'd lost from chemotherapy. A season four storyline regarding the Takapa development and Jock's separation from Miss Ellie was ended abruptly at the end of season four. The writers depicted the couple suddenly leaving to go on an extended second honeymoon when it became obvious that Davis could no longer continue to work. Their departure in a limousine in the episode "New Beginnings" was Davis' only scene in that episode, and his condition was so poor that close watching reveals (based on his unsynchronized lip movement) that he overdubbed his one last line of dialogue. It was his final appearance on the show. He died of complications from his illness while season four was being aired. His character remained offscreen for thirteen episodes after Davis' death, with the storyline explaining that Jock was in South America drilling for oil after taking care of Ewing Oil-related legislative business in Washington, D.C. The fifth-season episode "The Search", which confirmed the character's death in a helicopter crash, was broadcast on January 8, 1982 and contained flashback scenes of the character. A portrait of Davis in his role as Jock Ewing often appeared as a memorial on Dallas after his death.

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A bullet holes are seen near a broken window in an office building after a shooting was reported in Lake Highlands near the High Five in Dallas, Monday, April 24, 2017. The office building is now safe police said, without commenting on whether anyone was injured or killed. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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Workers stand outside an office building following reports of an armed person there, reported in Lake Highlands near the High Five in Dallas, Monday, April 24, 2017. The office building is now safe police said, without commenting on whether anyone was injured or killed. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this March 15, 2017 photo, Mythia Joseph crosses the street in her motorized wheelchair at the intersection of Hall and Central Expressway after a shopping trip to Walmart, in Dallas. Joseph lives in Roseland Estates, an aging Dallas Housing Authority complex that sits in the middle of one of the most concentrated urban areas in the region - not far from Uptown. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this March 15, 2017 photo, Mythia Joseph waits at the intersection of Hall and Central Expressway to cross the street on a shopping trip to Walmart, in Dallas. Joseph lives in Roseland Estates, an aging Dallas Housing Authority complex that sits in the middle of one of the most concentrated urban areas in the region - not far from Uptown. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this March 15, 2017 photo, Mythia Joseph puts groceries in the refrigerator after a shopping trip to Walmart, in Dallas. Joseph lives in Roseland Estates, an aging Dallas Housing Authority complex that sits in the middle of one of the most concentrated urban areas in the region - not far from Uptown. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this March 15, 2017 photo, Mythia Joseph puts on warmer shoes as she sits in her motorized wheelchair, before venturing out through the intersection of Hall and Central Expressway on a shopping trip to Walmart, in Dallas. Joseph lives in Roseland Estates, an aging Dallas Housing Authority complex that sits in the middle of one of the most concentrated urban areas in the region - not far from Uptown. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Chanelle Cook and her son Matthew walk to the community center after she picks him up after school near their apartment in the Buckeye Trail Commons development in Dallas. A single mother, Cook, 33, lives in the new and nice Buckeye Trail Commons, which is located in the relative isolation of South Dallas. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, some apartments are seen in the Buckeye Trail Commons development in Dallas. Single mother, Chanelle Cook, 33, lives with her children in the new and nice Buckeye Trail Commons, which is located in the relative isolation of South Dallas. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Chanelle Cook ties the shoe of her son Matthew as she picks him up after school near their apartment in the Buckeye Trail Commons development in Dallas. A single mother, Cook, 33, lives in the new and nice Buckeye Trail Commons, which is located in the relative isolation of South Dallas. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION RELEASE MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. CT AND THEREAFTER In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Chanelle Cook poses with her sons Matthew, left, and Emmitt, right, near their home in Buckeye Trail Commons development in Dallas. A single mother, Cook, 33, lives in the new and nice Buckeye Trail Commons, which is located in the relative isolation of South Dallas. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill speaks before the team's new hockey logo unveiling in Dallas. Nill has to find a new coach after moving on from Lindy Ruff following four up-and-down years. Dallas also needs fixes for a defense that had plenty to do with missing the playoffs a year after being the top seed in the West. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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Dallas police stand guard during a protest march through downtown Dallas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Bhavik Patel raises his fist during a protest rally in downtown Dallas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Rocky C. Beaudreau, a supporter of President Donald Trump, holds sign across the street from protestors marching through downtown Dallas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Martin Luther King III, center, helps lead a protest march with other activists through downtown Dallas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Youths and adults carry an American flag during a protest march through downtown Dallas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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High school student Leslie Bonilla, 17, stands during the national anthem as protestors rally in downtown Dallas, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people are marching and rallying in downtown Dallas to call for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system and end to what organizers say is an aggressive deportation policy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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In this Thursday, March 16, 2017, photo, Todd Fields, left, president of 2ndSaturday's 2S Industries program, and project manager Martin Evans pose for a photo inside a home they're rebuilding on Moffatt Avenue in the Oak Cliff borough of Dallas. 2S Industries trains and employs ex-inmates for construction and landscaping jobs. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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In this Thursday, March 16, 2017, photo, job foreman Byron Rose, left, and project manager Martin Evans of 2ndSaturday's 2S Industries program, walk around a house they're rebuilding on Moffatt Avenue in the Oak Cliff borough of Dallas. 2S Industries trains and employs ex-inmates for construction and landscaping jobs. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)