Thursday 17 January 2019

Texas town unveils bronze Hagman statue

Actor Larry Hagman, most famous for playing JR Ewing on the TV show Dallas, has been memorialised in bronze in his Texas hometown.

The actor was remembered in Weatherford - west of Fort Worth - on what would have been his 83rd birthday with the unveiling of a life-size statue on the grounds of the Doss Heritage and Culture Centre.

Mayor Dennis Hooks said Hagman (inset), who died in 2012, was Weatherford's "favourite son".

Hagman's daughter, Kristina, was among the hundreds of people to attend the unveiling ceremony on Larry Hagman Day.

She said 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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