Actor Larry Hagman Gets a Hometown Statue | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Actor Larry Hagman Gets a Hometown Statue



    The city of Weatherford, Texas, unveiled a life-size statue of actor Larry Hagman, best known for his portrayal of JR Ewing on the TV show 'Dallas.' (Published Monday, Sept. 22, 2014)

    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 said Hagman, who died in 2012, is Weatherford's "favorite son."

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Hagman's daughter, Kristina, was among hundreds 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."