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John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr., played by Larry Hagman

SHOW INFORMATION:
First Appearance: "Digger's Daughter"
Final Appearance: "Conundrum (2)"

CHARACTER INFORMATION:
Full Name: John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr.
Place of Birth: Southfork Ranch, Dallas, Texas (1939)
Education: University of Texas
Military Experience: Enlisted in the Army in 1960; fought in Vietnam
Marital History:
  • Sue Ellen Shepherd, 1971-1981 (divorced)
  • Sue Ellen Shepherd, 1982-1988 (divorced)
  • Cally Harper, 1988-1990 (divorced)
  • Vanessa Beaumont, 1990 (engaged)

Business History:
  • Ewing Oil, 1960s-1987, 1988-1990
  • JRE Enterprises, 1987-1988
  • Ewing & Ewing, 1991
  • West Star Oil, 1996-??

Family:
  • Father: Jock Ewing
  • Mother: Eleanor Southworth 'Miss Ellie' Ewing Farlow
  • Step Father: Clayton Farlow
  • Siblings: Brothers Gary and Bobby Ewing; paternal half brother Ray Krebbs
  • Children: John Ross Ewing III (by Sue Ellen Shepherd); James Beaumont (by Vanessa Beaumont); unknown son by Cally Harper
  • Grandchildren: Jimmy Beaumont


TRIVIA:
  • Larry Hagman is the only cast member to appear in all 357 episodes of Dallas
  • Larry Hagman made several guest appearances on Knots Landing as J.R. Ewing, the first being in "Community Spirit."
 
 
Eleanor Southworth "Miss Ellie" Ewing [S01-S07, S09-S13], played by Barbara Bel Geddes

SHOW INFORMATION:
First Appearance: "Digger's Daughter"
Final Appearance: "The Southfork Wedding Jinx"

CHARACTER INFORMATION:
Full Name: Eleanor Southworth "Miss Ellie" Ewing
Place of Birth: Southfork Ranch, Dallas, Texas (1915)
Marital History:
  • John Ross "Jock" Ewing, Sr., 1938-1981 (Jock's death)
  • Clayton Farlow, 1984-??

Family:
  • Father: Aaron Southworth
  • Mother: Unknown
  • Siblings: Brother, Garrison Southworth
  • Children: Sons John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr., Gary Ewing and Bobby Ewing (by Jock Ewing)
  • Grandchildren: Lucy Ewing, James Beaumont, John Ross Ewing III, Christopher Ewing, Bobby Ewing, Betsy Ewing, Lucas Krebbs, Molly Whittaker
  • Great Grandchildren: Jimmy Beaumont
 
 
Pamela Barnes Ewing [S01-S10], played by Victoria Principal

SHOW INFORMATION:
First Appearance: "Digger's Daughter"
Final Appearance: "Fall of the House of Ewing"

CHARACTER INFORMATION:
Full Name: Pamela "Pam" Jean Barnes Ewing
Place of Birth: Corpus Cristi, Texas (1955)
Marital History:
  • Ed Haynes, 1970 (annulled)
  • Bobby Ewing, 1978-1983 (divorced)
  • Mark Graison, 1984 (engaged)
  • Bobby Ewing, 1986-1987 (divorced)

Business History:
  • The Store, 1978-1981
  • Pam’s Aerobics Unlimited, 1982-1983
  • Barnes Wentworth, 1983-1987

Family:
  • Father: Hutch McKinney
  • Mother: Rebecca Barnes Wentworth
  • Step Father: Digger Barnes
  • Siblings: Half brothers Tyler and Cliff Barnes; half sisters Katherine Barnes and Katherine Wentworth
  • Children: Christopher Ewing (adopted)
 
 
Sue Ellen Ewing [S01-S12], played by Linda Gray

SHOW INFORMATION:
First Appearance: "Digger's Daughter"
Final Appearance: "Reel Life"

CHARACTER INFORMATION:
Full Name: Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing Lockwood
Final Appearance: "Reel Life"
Marital History:
  • J.R. Ewing, 1971-1981 (divorced)
  • J.R. Ewing, 1982-1988 (divorced)
  • Don Lockwood, 1990-1996 (divorced)

Business History:
  • Valentine Lingerie, 1986-1988 (owner, CEO)
  • Film Producer, 1986-1989
  • Ewing Oil, 1996-?? (CEO)

Family:
  • Mother: Patricia Shepherd
  • Siblings: Sister, Kristin Shepherd
  • Children: Son, John Ross Ewing III (by J.R. Ewing)
 
Warning: Dallas (1978) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Soaps
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 02, 1978
Ended: May 03, 1991
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