Actor Larry Hagman gets a hometown statue

AP News
Posted: Sep 22, 2014 7:36 AM

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 ( ) 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."


Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram,