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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

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To: lowbridge

I knew him as the guy in the Poloroid commercials with Mariette Hartley, and of course, the Rockford files.

I also liked him in a old movie he did with Harry Morgan.
RIP


51 posted on 07/20/2014 3:39:12 AM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: Merrittk

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

Like to joke that were fighting North Korea and he was heading south ......

Shot in the butt I believe.......


52 posted on 07/20/2014 3:47:44 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: lowbridge

James Garner was a great actor. I loved the Rockford files when I was a kid and watch episode on netflix from time to time.


53 posted on 07/20/2014 3:50:07 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: lowbridge

Sad to hear. I’ll miss ya Jim.


54 posted on 07/20/2014 3:51:32 AM PDT by Texas Yellow Rose
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To: lowbridge

One of the best. Loved him for years. He was so good in Rockford Files. He will be missed.


55 posted on 07/20/2014 3:56:00 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lowbridge

One of my all time favorites. “The Rockford Files” is fun to watch on Netflix.


56 posted on 07/20/2014 4:17:58 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Stuart Margolin (Angel) was masterful in several of them”

Yes he was, the consummate Con man.


57 posted on 07/20/2014 4:34:45 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: lowbridge

Very sad news. A man’s man, as beloved for his real-life personality as his memorable on-screen characters. For one stretch of time it seemed he was the Indy 500 pace car driver every year,


58 posted on 07/20/2014 4:43:23 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: lee martell
James Garner was similar to Dean Martin, in that they did great performances for their directors, made it seem easy

They were Bruce Campbell before Bruce was Bruce.

59 posted on 07/20/2014 4:59:04 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: ArmstedFragg; Stanwood_Dave

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2457&dat=19890329&id=hadJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Bg4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=940,4600028


60 posted on 07/20/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: lowbridge

Commenting on all the James Garner threads. RIP Jim, you are already missed.

My friend’s dad said about James Garner “every home should have one”.

How true is that?


61 posted on 07/20/2014 5:34:46 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: zeestephen; jobim

Since my first name is Bart, I always appreciated seeing that character since the name is not common within my birth year group. “Maverick” was a treasured show of my youth and I recently had the occasion to catch episodes in the afternoons as I recovered from shoulder surgery. Still enjoyable after over 50 years...

RIP James Garner.


62 posted on 07/20/2014 5:46:58 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: njslim

I think he said he was wounded in the ___ by friendly fire from U.S. aircraft as he dove headlong into a foxhole.

:)


63 posted on 07/20/2014 6:09:56 AM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: lee martell

He usually played the nice guy, but he could do some serious drama. In The Streets of Laredo, he plays Capt Woodrow Call,
the role made by famous by Tommy Lee Jones. Garner’s Woodrow Call is a no-nonsense, certified badass. Check out the movie if you’ve not already seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWcT_J821sA


64 posted on 07/20/2014 6:55:15 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: lowbridge

Rockford Files had the greatest theme song EVER......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d41cAOmcuxk


65 posted on 07/20/2014 7:01:58 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Viking2002

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

At least he was like the majority of old time actors who kept their mouth shut about their personal politics and did not allow politics to get in the way of their acting job.

As Laura Ingraham’s book title said: “Shut Up & Sing”

“Although Garner is a lifelong liberal Democrat, his oldest friend is a conservative Republican.”

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001258/bio


66 posted on 07/20/2014 7:20:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: lowbridge

Enjoyed his work. RIP.


67 posted on 07/20/2014 12:48:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: lowbridge

68 posted on 07/20/2014 1:52:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wasn’t he the sheriff that stuck his finger in Walter Brennan’s colt in Support Your Local Sheriff ?

Best scene ever....

Wasn’t he on his way to Austrailia ?


69 posted on 07/20/2014 1:55:26 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: RedMDer

Well damn ...missed yer post by two minutes...:0)


70 posted on 07/20/2014 1:56:34 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

Been some time since I’ve seen that movie, so I can’t say for sure.


71 posted on 07/20/2014 1:56:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Squantos

Oops, look like we both got an answer to that... I should watch that movie again.


72 posted on 07/20/2014 1:57:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Squantos

My favorite movie of his :)


73 posted on 07/20/2014 1:59:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: lowbridge

RIP Rockfish.

“Rockford!”

One of the most entertaining actors ever, IMHO.


74 posted on 07/20/2014 2:05:19 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; RedMDer

agree !!!!

stay safe y’all ......


75 posted on 07/20/2014 2:05:38 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Jonty30

Ha ha, yes! It is so ridiculous to give a cause of death for someone that old. Something just wears out eventually.

Headline should have been, “Another Old Liberal Gas Bag Bites the Dust”


76 posted on 07/20/2014 2:38:05 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Viking2002

In his 2011 memoir The Garner Files, James dished on Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two notable Hollywood Republicans. As quoted in Variety:

“In my opinion, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn’t qualified to be governor of California. Ronald Reagan wasn’t qualified to be governor, let alone president.”

Also in his memoir, James recounts being approached about running for U.S. Congress as a Republican in 1962.

“It didn’t stop them when I told them I was a Democrat…. They just thought I could win.”

He was again approached about running for office, this time for Governor of California in 1990, and again turned the opportunity down.

“There’s one difference between me and [Schwarzenegger and Reagan]: I know I’m not qualified.”


77 posted on 07/20/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: NKP_Vet

Excellent movie. Thanks for the trailer.


78 posted on 07/20/2014 2:59:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Here’s your gasbag...

“He then went to Korea for 14 months in the Regular Army, serving in the 5th Regimental Combat Team in the Korean War. He was wounded twice, first in the face and hand from shrapnel fire from a mortar round, and second on April 23, 1951 in the buttocks from friendly fire from U.S. fighter jets as he dove headfirst into a foxhole.”


79 posted on 07/20/2014 3:16:47 PM PDT by Borges
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To: lowbridge

For my money, Rockford Files is the best non Star Trek show ever made.

Godspeed Mr Garner.


80 posted on 07/20/2014 3:20:46 PM PDT by CharleysPride (A accipitris volatu supra quinque vexillis)
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To: lowbridge

Ditched the cable a few years back — found one of those old fogey stations that runs classic shows.

“Rockford Files” was appointment viewing weekdays at 10PM.
Loved the show as a kid, and loved being able to watch it again.

Thanks for the memories, Jimmy


81 posted on 07/20/2014 3:38:49 PM PDT by CharleysPride (A accipitris volatu supra quinque vexillis)
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To: lowbridge

Awe this makes me sad. Loved him.


82 posted on 07/20/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Squantos

Yep. That was the movie. Really funny and lighthearted movie. I saw it just a few days ago and it was a reminder that funny movies don’t need the f bomb to be thrown around a hundred times a scene. I think the only swearing I heard in that movie was by Joan Hackett saying the word damn a few times. Sad to see how much our culture has truly degenerated over the past few decades.


83 posted on 07/20/2014 4:12:14 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

....agree ....not a Garner flick but go look up “Texas across the river”..... Dean Martin, Joey Bishop movie that will make ya laugh . One other fits the no cussin rule is Evil Roy Slade with the Dad off the old Adams Family series .... THAT was funny as well.....

Stay Safe


84 posted on 07/20/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: doug from upland

I guess it depends on the meaning of “qualified” to paraphrase an old Garner favorite, “Bill” Clinton.


85 posted on 07/20/2014 5:02:58 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: ken5050

Being a big fan of Julie Andrews, it’s a bit odd to see her in that vein. Looks like it has a more intricate script than the Hollywood usual. I might give it a look.


86 posted on 07/20/2014 5:05:36 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: doug from upland

Jack “Bart Maverick” Kelly (1927-1992) was a just a year old than Garner. Kelly was a Republican and for a time the nonpartisan mayor of Huntington Beach, CA.


87 posted on 07/20/2014 5:05:46 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: lowbridge

IIRC, he was also in “The Ultimate Gift”, “The Great Escape” and “Maverick”


88 posted on 07/20/2014 5:37:19 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: lowbridge

Liked him. Another time in America he was a star. Today.........forget it. Rest James.


89 posted on 07/20/2014 6:01:26 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: lowbridge
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Best racing movie ever.

90 posted on 07/20/2014 8:08:55 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: lowbridge
Between movies and TV, he had one hell of a career.

Something about the way his character and his acting skills came across in front of a camera made him instantly likeable.

James Garner joins the pantheon of unforgettable American character actors.

+R.I.P+


91 posted on 07/20/2014 9:17:01 PM PDT by henbane
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To: Stanwood_Dave

This talks about the suits but also his life.

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-12-02/news/tv-8255_1_james-garner


92 posted on 07/20/2014 10:38:40 PM PDT by 4Zoltan
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To: ken5050

I’ve read it was his favorite.

I catch if from time to time on TBS. They’ll probably play it this week as a tribute.


93 posted on 07/20/2014 10:41:49 PM PDT by 4Zoltan
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To: DemforBush

and the two ex-presidents on the run with Jack Lemmon.


94 posted on 07/20/2014 10:47:41 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: lowbridge

I really enjoyed Garner’s performances.

There were many, but two of my favorites were:

Support Your Local Sheriff and
Support Your Local Gun-fighter

Also enjoyed the Rockford Files

Comedies in those days were very enjoyable. The whole family could watch because the double entandre was such that the stuff was couched so the adults would get it and the kids wouldn’t even know.

Our entertainment industry has gone down hill so bad.

I miss your era of comedy James.


95 posted on 07/20/2014 11:25:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: 4Zoltan

Didn’t know that..thanks for the info..


96 posted on 07/21/2014 3:43:11 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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To: BerryDingle

What’s a scrounger?


97 posted on 07/21/2014 5:45:35 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Daaave

If you like The Thrill of It All (1963) with Doris Day, maybe you remember “Move over Darling”

James Garner just had his missing wife Doris Day declared legally wed as she was lost in an accident for 7 years. He got remarried and on his honeymoon guess who shows up and isn’t dead? Laugh riot.


98 posted on 07/21/2014 6:10:32 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: SpaceBar

James Garner is one of the great ones. I loved him in “Murphy’s Romance” with Sally Fields (How do you want your eggs cooked).

Sunset with Bruce Willis and Julie Andrews. The story was “all true except a lie or true.” JG played Wyatt Earp, BW was Tom Mix, and JA was Charlie Chapin’s much abused wife.

Victor, Victoria with Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, Alex Carras. (”Oh hell, I don’t care if you’re a man!”)

The Notebook.

He and Charles Durning played in a one season TV drama about the Supreme Court. He played the Chief Justice. I remember how badly he limped in it. Of course, it wasn’t renewed.

Mr. Garner, RIP you are one of the good guys.


99 posted on 07/21/2014 10:54:16 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Theodore R.

Then cousin Beau Maverick is the only one left (Roger Moore)


100 posted on 07/21/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by RightWingNut
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