In real life, Larry Hagman was a lot like his most famous television character, J.R. Ewing.
"He was flirtatious, with a younger than reality attitude," Belcamp resident Mary Pohlig said. "It was interesting to see; he was similar to characters he played."
Fifteen years ago, Pohlig, who lives in Belcamp, spent the good portion of a day and evening with Mr. Hagman, who died Nov. 23 at age 81, when she was presented with the first Mary Martin Drama Scholarship at Washington College. Mary Martin, the actress known for playing Peter Pan and Maria von Trapp in the original Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," was Mr. Hagman's mother.