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Who Stole From J.R.?

Actor Larry Hagman was famous for his role as oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the Dallas TV series that aired from 1978 until 1991. Hagman passed away in 2012 at age 81, and his lawyers have alleged that jewelry owned by his estate was stolen by a relative. Missing Jewelry: The jewelry was originally owned by Hagman’s mother, Mary Martin, who was a well-known actress recognized for playing the lead role in The Sound of Music. Martin was a native Texan and so was Hagman. Hagman was born in Fort Worth, graduated from Weatherford High School, died in Dallas and had his ashes scattered at Southfork Ranch near Dallas, where the TV series was filmed. Hagman’s estate alleges that the jewelry was given to Hagman by his mother and that a granddaughter of Hagman’s took the jewelry and has refused to give it back. The granddaughter claims that the jewelry was given to her by an unidentified family member. Legal Arguments: Ownership of personal property such as the Hagman jewelry often involv