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TrendingTV's first Super-soap is born

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DALLAS | BRAD PITT IS RANDY

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Cast of 'Dallas' celebrates 40th anniversary

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DALLAS | THE FIRST SCENES!

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Original cast members of beloved 'Dallas' TV show reunite

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The Music Of DALLAS

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#OTD 1978📺The birth of the first genuine super-soap, #Dallas. An increasingly outrageous mixture of shameless melodrama & immorality, where egos the size of oil fields vie for power & where beautiful women are invariably deadly, drunk, or sometimes both. https://t.co/CRZvb5GFA7

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Remembering Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing in Dallas from 1978, in this scene also - Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie Ewing and Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing. I loved Dallas did You? https://t.co/WcCw1bqwlf

Sometimes called America’s favorite TV show, Dallas, premieres today in 1978. One of the longest primetime soap-operas in US history is still an iconic series even though its original run ended in 1991. Check out some behind the scene facts.