Sue Ellen Ewing ......JR branded her a "drunk and unfit mother!".....was she really that bad. NO! JR drove her to drink in the early years with his bedhopping ways and many mistresses, she was the downtrodden loyal wife until Wham Bam she saw the light. She was a good Mother to John Ross albeit not at first but she turned out to be one of the best!! Linda Gray played the downtrodden Sue Ellen brilliantly, with her lip tremblin' ways when picking up a glass of whatever was around......she brought an edge to the character!