Goodbye To Gaud Almighty

After 356 episodes and more dirty deals than even Larry Hagman can count, J.R. and his Dallas clan go out in style

Pity the rich and famous. Either the tabloid press makes their lives an overexposed hell -- or, even worse, it doesn't. Case in point, the Ewings of Dallas. Remember them? They first caused a stir in the late '70s, when Ewing Oil, their mom-and-pop-and-two-sons enterprise, became the largest independent in Texas. Then in 1980 J.R. Ewing, the scheming brains and black heart of the company, was nearly gunned to death by his wife's sister. A few years later, the wife of J.R.'s brother Bobby had a yearlong hallucination that Bobby was dead -- 'til one morning he showed up in the...

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