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Larry Hagman and fellow Dallas cast members band together to benefit disadvantaged kids

Larry Hagman, Gina Ginsburg, Scott Ginsburg
Larry Hagman, Gina Ginsburg, Scott Ginsburg Photo by Marty Perlman
Josh Henderson, Linda Gray
Josh Henderson, Linda Gray Photo by Marty Perlman
Lisa Blue Baron
Photo by Marty Perlman
Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong
Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong Photo by Marty Perlman
Larry Hagman, Gina Ginsburg, Scott Ginsburg
Josh Henderson, Linda Gray
Lisa Blue Baron
Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong

Superstar Larry Hagman does more than play a tough J.R. Ewing in the Dallas remake on TNT. He supports creative arts education for disadvantaged children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with his organization, the Larry Hagman Foundation

Lisa Blue Baron was gracious enough to host the inaugural fundraising event for the foundation, with a cocktail party and private dinner — named J.R. Ewing Gives Back to Dallas — in her beautiful home. The first beneficiaries — Dallas Children's TheaterBig Thought, Artreach and the Thornton Foundation for the Arts — were recognized and awarded with grants.

The evening was filled with Dallas-themed auction and raffle items, including an on-set visit to the Dallas scene (and lunch with a few cast members) and a Mario AC Della Casa painting of J.R. and Jock Ewing, which went to bidder Arthur E. Benjamin. To top it all off, Asleep at the Wheel performed — after a tireless weekend performing in Austin for ACL

To support his charitable efforts, Hagman's fellow cast members — Patrick DuffyBrenda StrongJosh Henderson and Linda Gray — were in attendance among 200 other devotees, including Yvonne CrumMayor Mike RawlingsKaty and Lawrence BockCaroline Rose HuntGina and Scott GinsburgDaniel LewisSharron Hunt, and Lara Ashmore

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