- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Actor Larry Hagman has been memorialized 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 Center.

Mayor Dennis Hooks says Hagman, who died in 2012, is Weatherford’s “favorite son.”

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/1uRTJGt ) 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.”

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, https://www.star-telegram.com


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