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Remembering a different version of Larry Hagman

Remembering a different version of Larry Hagman

I wasn't going to write about Larry Hagman, who died Friday in Texas at age 81 from complications of cancer.

Even though I had reported on him and reviewed much of his work over the years, as well as doing an interview with him during a party at his Malibu home one raucous night, I thought I'd leave it to others to do the appreciations.

But all I am seeing is "I Dream of Jeannie" and J.R. Ewing, and while that's obvious and fine, I thought there should be at least one voice mentioning the Hagman I remember.

The image of him I have in mind is not from "Dallas" or "I Dream of Jeannie." It's from the last time I saw his work—a couple of weeks...