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LEGENDARY ACTOR JAMES GARNER DEAD AT 86
tmz ^ | july 19, 2014

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hollywood; jamesgarner; latigosmith; maverick; obituary; sunset; thenotebook; therockfordfiles
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1 posted on 07/20/2014 12:04:12 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

“We do not know his cause of death at this time.”

Old age?


2 posted on 07/20/2014 12:05:37 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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3 posted on 07/20/2014 12:07:26 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Ah, the good old days.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 12:07:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: kingattax
The Scrounger.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 12:10:34 AM PDT by Benito Cereno
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6 posted on 07/20/2014 12:13:29 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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7 posted on 07/20/2014 12:15:31 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: lowbridge

He was an old school Hollywood lib, but a great actor. R.I.P., Jimbo.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 12:16:19 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean I'm wrong.)
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To: lowbridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO74YJpVNsM


9 posted on 07/20/2014 12:16:38 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: kingattax
MAVERICK.

10 posted on 07/20/2014 12:18:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Jonty30

I believe he was a decorated Korean War Veteran with two Purple Hearts.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 12:18:22 AM PDT by Merrittk
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To: lowbridge

That is sooooooooooooooo weird as me and my wife watch a good western every Saturday night and we just finished watching Duel at Diablo.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 12:21:15 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: skinkinthegrass

The original Maverick - John McCain stole his title.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 12:24:34 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: lowbridge
Who is the tall dark stranger there, Maverick is his name

Our Sunday night favorite show in the early years. We all waited to see if it would be Bret that week, and we cheered that it was. If Jack or Roger, well sometimes we watched and sometimes we didn't.
14 posted on 07/20/2014 12:25:24 AM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: lowbridge

I generally don’t chime in regarding the death of celebrities, but James Garner was one of the big ones and his passing is noted with sadness and gratitude.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 12:27:15 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Benito Cereno
I purchased The Great Escape on Amazon streaming video about a week ago. Watched the whole thing in glorious HD.

86 years of an active life is a good run. RIP

16 posted on 07/20/2014 12:28:13 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: lowbridge
R.I.P. Jimbo.

I remember seeing Jimbo on the Johnny Carson show talking about how the studio's said the "Rockford Files" made no money. He started explaining some of there "Accounting Method's," needless to say with democrat accounting method's even a very profitable show could show a lost.

[Johnny] Carson keep asking him how much would he settle for; 5 million, 10 million, stopped at 20 million, and Jimbo just said we'll see in court.

Just wondering what he got out of that lawsuit, if anybody should know?

17 posted on 07/20/2014 12:29:41 AM PDT by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: jobim

Re: “If Jack or Roger, well sometimes we watched and sometimes we didn’t.”

Exactly!

Same story in my house growing up.

I completely forgot that Roger Moore played “Beau” Maverick.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 12:34:23 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: jobim

So sad. He seemed like such nice man. Seem to remember he suffered from terrible back pain and had to wear a brace.

He will always be remembered for Maverick and the Rockford Files but my favorite character was seen in Victor/Victoria. Good movie! At 86 he had a long and fruitful life. RIP, sir.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 12:34:45 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Kartographer

20 posted on 07/20/2014 12:34:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: lowbridge

Awww, dangit!

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.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 12:53:01 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: Stanwood_Dave

All I could find was “settled out of court”. And neither side is allowed to disclose what they settled for


22 posted on 07/20/2014 1:00:42 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

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.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 1:03:28 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lowbridge

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]"

wikipedia.org/James Garner

24 posted on 07/20/2014 1:03:37 AM PDT by Daaave ('Was blind, but now I see.')
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To: Merrittk
I believe he was a decorated Korean War Veteran with two Purple Hearts.

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.

25 posted on 07/20/2014 1:12:01 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: jobim

One of their best episodes was the parody of Gunsmoke. Way ahead of its time.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 1:20:00 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: lowbridge

Married to the same woman since 1956:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Garner
“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.””


27 posted on 07/20/2014 1:24:54 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: lowbridge

Well, I am sad.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 1:28:27 AM PDT by Jemian (Kidney infection, malaria and dengue all in the same week)
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To: Stanwood_Dave

Somewhere between 6 and 16 million.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 1:38:57 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Jonty30

Declaring old age as a cause of death is a euphemism


30 posted on 07/20/2014 1:39:49 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Daaave

from what i remember he did all his own driving stunts.


31 posted on 07/20/2014 1:49:41 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lowbridge

Legend. I just keep reading and hearing bad news all week. RIP.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 1:56:18 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Surprisingly nobody has mentioned Support Your Local Sheriff. Loved hom in that.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 2:00:53 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: lowbridge

I liked his acting but alas.....major libtard.

RIP for the memories anyhow.....the old Mavericks in black and white

And Grand Prix


34 posted on 07/20/2014 2:07:55 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


35 posted on 07/20/2014 2:08:44 AM PDT by abb
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To: lowbridge
Darby's Rangers - hugely underrated film...


36 posted on 07/20/2014 2:09:48 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BBell

RIP Bart ... err Brett!


37 posted on 07/20/2014 2:10:24 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

My Dad loved the old Maverick show. Garner had great comedic timing.


38 posted on 07/20/2014 2:10:39 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Secret Agent Man

He was also a race car driver.


39 posted on 07/20/2014 2:19:30 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
One of my personal favorites was the 1964 film "The Americanization of Emily" It's anti-war, but in a sardonic way, and features Julie Andrews completely out-of-type, as well as a haunting title song...

Here's the trailer

Great scene ( "I need a girl")

40 posted on 07/20/2014 2:21:20 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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41 posted on 07/20/2014 2:30:18 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: PieterCasparzen

My brother’s favorite series. ...


42 posted on 07/20/2014 2:33:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

I have the entire collection on VHS and DVD. Watch them every week.


43 posted on 07/20/2014 2:39:23 AM PDT by abb
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To: Jonty30

““We do not know his cause of death at this time.”

I once asked what the cause of death was and the answer was “massive heart stoppage”. We’ll miss ya Jim


44 posted on 07/20/2014 2:45:45 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: lowbridge
Always loved him in Rockford. And in The Great Escape.
45 posted on 07/20/2014 2:55:07 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: lowbridge

RIP. But you will live forever on screens everywhere.

Have had “36 Hours” on DVR for a long while but haven’t watched it yet. It’s one of those movies I’ve seen parts of over the years but never all at once. I guess this would be a good time now.

I always thought it was sad when they brought Garner in to help keep “8 Simple Rules...” alive after John Ritter’s death. The heart was gone from the show and nothing could save it.

I was out of the country and missed all of the 90s Rockford Files TV movies. Were they any good compared to the series?


46 posted on 07/20/2014 3:09:55 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I was out of the country and missed all of the 90s Rockford Files TV movies. Were they any good compared to the series?

Very good. Stuart Margolin (Angel) was masterful in several of them.

47 posted on 07/20/2014 3:14:30 AM PDT by abb
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To: lowbridge

“I’m just passing through on my way to Australia.”


48 posted on 07/20/2014 3:25:40 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: lowbridge

ONe of the all time greats! RIP Jim.


49 posted on 07/20/2014 3:36:21 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepI guess it does payublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: lowbridge

Just on a goof, we were watching some old “Stingray” episodes last night. I read somewhere that the Troy Tempest marionette was designed to look like James Garner. You be the judge...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E06cNv55jTs


50 posted on 07/20/2014 3:37:45 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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