Photo of Larry Hagman Larry Hagman

The son of Broadway star Mary Martin, Larry Hagman was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Fort Worth, Texas. After taking a crack at stage work and serving in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s, he found his way to television.

Hagman's early TV efforts include guest shots on "Sea Hunt" and "The Defenders," and a continuing gig on the daytime drama "The Edge of Night." In 1965, he began to gain fame when he landed the part of astronaut Anthony Nelson on the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." But it was Hagman's indelible portrayal of conniving oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the nighttime serial "Dallas" (1978-91) that brought him international notoriety -- and a pair of Emmy nods.

Hagman's intermittent film credits include supporting turns in Fail-Safe (1964), Harry and Tonto (1974) and Primary Colors (1998). Fittingly, he made his last screen appearance reprising his villainous "Dallas" character in the reboot of the series. Hagman died Nov. 23, 2012.

Larry Hagman in Superman: The Movie

Superman: The Movie

1978 PG

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane, who's in love with Superman. Clark must summon his superhero alter ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

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