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QUESTION ANSWERED ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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On November 21, 1980, 350 million people around the world tuned
in to CBS television’s popular primetime drama “Dallas” to find out 
who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate. J.R. had been
shot on the season-ending episode the previous March 21, which
now stands as one of television’s most famous cliffhangers. The
plot twist inspired widespread media coverage and left America wondering “Who shot J.R.?” for the next eight months. The
November 21 episode solved the mystery, identifying Kristin
Shepard, J.R.’s wife’s sister and his former mistress, as the
culprit.

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Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s sexy scheming sister-in-law/​mistress
was the guilty party. Shepard was played Mary Crosby seen
above.

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‘’HEY MISTER DILLON”

SLIDESHOW: Dennis Weaver's characters ranged from Dodge City to ...
Dennis Weaver as Chester Goode on Gunsmoke — Old Chester was
part of the Gunsmoke cast from 1955-1964 on CBS television.

One of Chester’s most noticeable features is his stiff right leg — the cause
of which is never explicitly stated, though it’s implied that he was injured
during the Civil War. In an interview conducted four years before his death,
Dennis revealed that he invented the character’s disability during his
audition.
 

Gunsmoke (1955)   Photos with Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver
From left: Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, and Melburn Stone.  

CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS)(1955-75) James Arness
James Arness (James King Aurness) starred as U.S. Marshal Matt
Dillon.
 

Gunsmoke' actor Dennis Weaver dies – Orange County Register
William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006)

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