Larry Hagman, who became famous playing Capt. Tony Nelson on the TV comedy show “I Dream of Jeannie” (see video of the opening theme song and credits on the “flip”), then even more famous playing oil baron and villain J.R. Ewing, died yesterday of cancer at the age of 81, in Dallas of course. In addition to his acting career, Ewing also was a huge fan of clean energy, as the video above, and the ones on the “flip,” illustrate. Finally, Hagman’s politics were decidedly left-leaning, and to put it mildly he was no fan of George W. Bush. For instance, Hagman said of his fellow Texan that Bush was a “sad figure: not too well educated, who doesn’t get out of America much. He’s leading the country towards fascism.” Hagman took another dig at Bush, commenting that he “wouldn’t understand the word facism anyway.” LOL
Rest in peace, Mr. Hagman, and thanks for all the memories. I’m off to watch some “I Dream of Jeannie” (see part 1 of the pilot episode on the “flip”).