Star Gazing

Dallas cast members honor Larry Hagman at VIP premiere party at Highland Park Village

Dallas cast members honor Larry Hagman at VIP premiere party at Highland Park Village

Josh Henderson, Mitch Pileggi, Emma Bell, Brenda Strong
Josh Henderson , Mitch Pileggi , Emma Bell , Brenda Strong Photo by Sarah Beauregard
Ray Washburne, Ken Topolsky, Kersten Rettig
Ray Washburne , Ken Topolsky , Kersten Rettig Photo by Sarah Beauregard
John Sughrue, Marlene Sughrue
John Sughrue , Marlene Sughrue Photo by Sarah Beauregard
Kersten Rettig, Brenda Strong, Rachel Michelle
Kersten Rettig , Brenda Strong , Rachel Michelle Photo by Sarah Beauregard
Joyce Goss, Ken Topolsky, Barbara Buzzell
Joyce Goss , Ken Topolsky , Barbara Buzzell Photo by Sarah Beauregard
Highland Park Village theater
Fans filled the Highland Park Village theater for the season two premiere party of Dallas. Photo by Sarah Beauregard
Josh Henderson, Mitch Pileggi, Emma Bell, Brenda Strong
Ray Washburne, Ken Topolsky, Kersten Rettig
John Sughrue, Marlene Sughrue
Kersten Rettig, Brenda Strong, Rachel Michelle
Joyce Goss, Ken Topolsky, Barbara Buzzell
Highland Park Village theater

Fans of the TV show Dallas filled the Highland Park Village theater for the season two premiere of the TNT series. Before the main event, cast members Josh Henderson, Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi, Julie Gonzalo and Emma Bell joined producer Ken Topolsky and Larry Hagman Foundation director Lara Ashmore for a VIP fete honoring the late Larry Hagman.

At the pre-show event, Highland Park Village co-owner Ray Washburne presented a check to the Larry Hagman Foundation, which provides art education to disadvantaged kids throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Among the star gazers were Marlene and John Shugrue, Barbara Buzzell, Joyce Goss, Rachel Michelle, Harry Hunsicker, Kersten Rettig, Elisa Summers, and Ashley Rutlidge.

Hagman, who passed away the day after Thanksgiving, was a known philanthropist and a fixture on the Dallas charity circuit. He was in Dallas celebrating the holiday with family and shooting episodes for the new season when he died.