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Bobby Ewing

Character information
NameBobby Ewing
First appearanceApril 2, 1978
Digger's Daughter
Last appearanceApril 24, 1998
Dallas: War of the Ewings
Created byDavid Jacobs
Portrayed byPatrick Duffy
Other information
OccupationRoadman for Ewing Oil (1970's)
Executive at Ewing Oil (1978, 1980)
CEO of Ewing Construction (1978-1980)
CEO of Ewing Oil (1980, 1982-1987, 1988-1990, 1996-1998)
Senator for the State of Texas (1981)
CEO of Petro Group Dallas (1987-1988)
Owner of the Southfork Ranch
FamilyJock Ewing (father) (deceased)
Ellie Farlow (mother)
J.R. Ewing (brother)
Garrison "Gary" Ewing (brother)
Ray Krebbs (paternal half brother)
SpousePamela Barnes (1978-83, 1986-87)
April Stevens (1990, deceased)
ChildrenChristopher Ewing (adopted son, with Pam)
Lucas Krebbs (son, with Jenna Wade)
RelativesLucy Ewing Cooper (niece)
James Richard Beaumont (nephew)
John Ross Ewing III (nephew)
Terrance Harper (nephew)
Bobby Ewing (nephew)
Betsy Ewing (niece)
Margaret Krebbs (paternal half-niece)
Molly Whittaker (niece)

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Robert James Ewing, commonly called Bobby Ewing, is a fictional character central to the long running TV soap opera Dallas. The youngest son of Jock and Ellie Ewing, he was portrayed by actor Patrick Duffy between 1978 and 1991, although both the actor and the character left the show briefly during 1985-1986. The show was originally planned to center around Bobby's marriage to Pamela Barnes (Victoria Principal) but ended up being centralized around his older brother, J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman).

Like his older brother, Bobby was a successful oil baron, but he lacked J.R.'s ruthlessness and insisted on playing fair which resulted in his limited success in the oil business. Bobby could be seen as kind-spirited or naive in what was portrayed as a vicious, cut-throat business. The brothers had many run-ins with arch rival and brother to Pamela, Cliff Barnes.

The oil industry was not Bobby's only interest. From time to time he also took part in the raising of cattle on the family ranch, Southfork. He was also a state senator in Austin for a while. For several years, Bobby drove a red Mercedes-Benz SL with the license plate EWING 4. In 1987, J.R. replaced Bobby's destroyed Mercedes with a black Maserati Biturbo cabriolet (the Mercedes was driven by Pam on the day of her fateful crash). After that, Bobby owned a bronze-colored Jaguar XJ-S convertible.

Bobby's most defining character trait was his altruistic desire to do the right thing and do what was right. This almost always put him in the crosshairs with his older brother J.R., who was far more ruthless. Bobby was one of the few characters on the show to openly take a stand against J.R. on numerous occasions (at times physically), yet the two never forgot they were brothers.

In addition to the differences between their treatment of others, as well as their conflicting views on morality, another reason for JR and Bobby's rivalry was their parents preference for Bobby. Growing up, and even into adulthood, Jock and Ellie made no secret of the fact that Bobby was not only the son they were most proud of, but also their favorite. This caused a major rivalry with J.R. who was jealous of the favoritism Bobby got from their parents.

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Sun-Sentinel--The new edition will pick up with the next generation of Ewings, most notably the offspring of JR and -Bobby Ewing-, who will resume the battle for control of ... - Date : Wed, 08 Sep 2010 21:04:19 GMT+00:00
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MSN Money UK---...- look out for the likes of EastEnders' Leslie Grantham ('dirty' Den Watts), Ross Kemp (Grant Mitchell) and Dallas legend Patrick Duffy (-Bobby Ewing-). ... - Date : Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:50:14 GMT+00:00
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The Drinks Business (blog)--In what must be the most unlikely comeback since -Bobby Ewing- stepped out of the shower in Dallas (it was all a dream), Truman beer is being brewed again. ... - Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:00:48 GMT+00:00


Main charactersCliff Barnes * Pamela Barnes Ewing * Donna Culver Krebbs * Bobby Ewing * Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Ewing * Jack Ewing * Jock Ewing * J.R. Ewing * Lucy Ewing Cooper * Sue Ellen Ewing * Clayton Farlow * Cally Harper Ewing * Ray Krebbs * Carter McKay * April Stevens Ewing * Jenna Wade
Supporting charactersWillard "Digger" Barnes * James Richard Beaumont * Afton Cooper * Mitch Cooper * Gary Ewing * Valene Ewing * Christopher Ewing * Jamie Ewing Barnes * John Ross Ewing III * Dusty Farlow * Mark Graison * Peter Richards * Kristin Shepard * Michelle Stevens * Katherine Wentworth * Rebecca Wentworth * Mandy Winger
Main castBarbara Bel Geddes * Jim Davis * Lesley-Anne Down * Patrick Duffy * Linda Gray * Larry Hagman * Susan Howard * Steve Kanaly * Howard Keel * Ken Kercheval * George Kennedy * Sasha Mitchell * Cathy Podewell * Priscilla Presley * Victoria Principal * Dack Rambo * Donna Reed * Barbara Stock * Charlene Tilton * Sheree J. Wilson
Supporting castChristopher Atkins * John Beck * Morgan Brittany * Mary Crosby * Jenilee Harrison * Joshua Harris * Omri Katz * Audrey Landers * Jared Martin * Leigh McCloskey * Priscilla Pointer * Jack Scalia * Deborah Shelton * David Wayne * Keenan Wynn
LocationsDallas * Southfork Ranch * Ewing Oil
Installments and spin-offsDallas Episodes (1978 - 1991) * Knots Landing (1979 - 1993) * Dallas Quest (1984) * Dallas: The Early Years (1986) * Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) * Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) * Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork (2004) *
Key CrewPhilip Capice * Larry Hagman * David Jacobs * Leonard Katzman * Arthur Bernard Lewis * Camille Marchetta * David Paulsen * Lee Rich

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