50. LARRY HAGMAN
His star rose prudishly enough as Major Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie. But as sinister oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on Dallas, Hagman not only pushed the love-to-hate-him envelope, he deposited it. Dallas lasted 14 seasons and made him one of the highest-paid actors of the '80s all justified on Nov. 21, 1980, when 41 million households tuned in to find out ''Who Shot J.R.'' J.R. liked broads, bourbon, and business. And we loved every minute.
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