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."