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'Dallas' Star Larry Hagman Auctions Memorabilia
Actor Larry Hagman rides a horse as he arrives for a VIP Preview party for the Collection of Larry Hagman at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California June 1, 2011. Hagman, 79, best-known for playing conniving Texas oil baron J.R. Ewing in the television series "Dallas," is putting furnishings, antiques, art work and personal property from his hilltop California home up for auction, at Julien's Auctions June 4. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP).- J.R. wasn't selling oil this time. He was selling himself. He still made a pretty penny.

Larry Hagman, who played the cold, conniving oil baron J.R. Ewing on the beloved 1980s series "Dallas," auctioned off many of his personal valuables Saturday in Beverly Hills.

Caroline Galloway of Julien's Auctions said a silver saddle was the priciest item sold, fetching $80,000.

Other big items included a portrait of Hagman's co-star Jim Davis that went for more than $38,000, a replica bottle from Hagman's earlier series "I Dream of Jeannie" that brought in more than $10,000, and a pair of pistols that fetched more than $4,000.

The 79-year-old Hagman put in an appearance, describing items to the crowd then sitting in the audience during bidding.

The collection brought in more than $500,000.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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