Skip to comments.LEGENDARY ACTOR JAMES GARNER DEAD AT 86
Posted on 07/20/2014 12:04:12 AM PDT by lowbridge
Legendary actor James Garner -- star of "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8PM Saturday evening ... and he was dead when they arrived on scene.
We do not know his cause of death at this time.
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
RIP. Loved Garner in everything he did - Maverick, Rockford Files, Great Escape, Murphy’s Romance, etc. Heck, he was even good in that silly little movie with C. Thomas Howell and Shirley Jones “Tank”.
RIP to an acting legend.
All I could find was “settled out of court”. And neither side is allowed to disclose what they settled for
James Garner was similar to Dean Martin, in that they did great performances for their directors, made it seem easy. Both actors looked as though they were having fun most of the time while filming. I recall people on the Dean Martin Show saying he never even rehearsed with the rest of the cast. Both men were quick study’s and quite versatile in acting range. Neither seemed to take himself that seriously. Of course, the nonchalance and appearance of being indifferent could also have been an act, the way a trapeze artist must be a true expert before he can dance on the tightropes.
I will always be a big fan of Mr. Garner. Garner did a movie where he drove his car into the pool. That scene always cracks me up. The movie was The Thrill of It All (1963) with Doris Day.
"This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you. [Beep]"
Yes. He got his High School diploma in the Army and in Korea, he was the Company "scrounger", a role he was right at home with once again in The Great Escape.
One of their best episodes was the parody of Gunsmoke. Way ahead of its time.
Married to the same woman since 1956:
“Garner was married to Lois Clarke, whom he met at an “Adlai Stevenson for President” rally in 1956. They married 14 days later on August 17, 1956. “We went to dinner every night for 14 nights. I was just absolutely nuts about her. I spent $77 on our honeymoon, and it about broke me.””
Well, I am sad.
Somewhere between 6 and 16 million.
Declaring old age as a cause of death is a euphemism
from what i remember he did all his own driving stunts.
Legend. I just keep reading and hearing bad news all week. RIP.
Surprisingly nobody has mentioned Support Your Local Sheriff. Loved hom in that.
I liked his acting but alas.....major libtard.
RIP for the memories anyhow.....the old Mavericks in black and white
And Grand Prix
Joe Danby: You expect me to sit here in this lousy cell on that...
[notices the red paint drippings on the floor]
Joe Danby: What is that red stuff all over the floor there?
Jason McCullough: Oh, uh...
[waves his boot over the paint]
Jason McCullough: ...that’s the poor fella that crossed the line earlier today.
RIP Bart ... err Brett!
My Dad loved the old Maverick show. Garner had great comedic timing.
He was also a race car driver.
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