Jared Martin, Forever ‘Dallas’s’ Lusty Dusty

Reading Jared Martin’s obituaries over the weekend, I was struck by how many emphasized his connection to “Dallas.” Entertainment Weekly, Deadline Hollywood and several other entertainment news sites mentioned the show in the headlines announcing his death, while the headers from the Associated Press and the Hollywood Reporter went so far as to also include […]

30 Years Later, ‘Dallas’s’ Shower Scene Still Makes a Splash

In so many ways, “Dallas” is the show that invented modern television. It’s not just that J.R. Ewing gave rise to Tony Soprano, Frank Underwood and the myriad antiheroes who now dominate dramatic TV storytelling. “Dallas” also changed how we watch TV. Before the series debuted in 1978, prime time was marked by episodic fare […]

George Kennedy: ‘Dallas’ Villain, Real Life Hero

George Kennedy was nothing if not versatile. The actor, who died last week at 91, brought to life such diverse characters as Joe Patroni, the everyman hero of the “Airport” disaster flicks, and Ed Hocken, the dimwitted police captain in the “Naked Gun” movies. Kennedy’s most famous role is the one that won him a […]