Monday, December 31, 2012
I Tip My Stetson One Last Time To The Great Larry Hagman
December XXXIst, MMXII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Perhaps it only fitting that we end the new year with a tribute to Mr. Larry Hagman. You might say its "out with the old & in with the new" as Mr. Hagman died several weeks ago. Larry was a great actor, first on stage with his mother, Mary Martin the Oscar (TM) & Tony (R) Winner in stage productions. Then on his own in a long & storied tv, film, & stage career.
In playing his different characters, you can see Larry took his work quite seriously. Not only did he act the craft, but students interested in the dramatic arts will see that he inhabited his characters when he performed his roles, the sign of a true professional. This was particularly true of his great role, the evil oilman John Ross (J. R.) Ewing The IInd. It was his favorite role only b/c J.R. despite being despicable still had some redeeming quality's in him that kept him in check. Mr. Hagman's continued presence on the new DALLAS reboot will be sorely missed!
Tony The Astronaut,