James Garner

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Date of Birth April 7, 1928
Place of Birth Norman, Oklahoma
Date of Death Jul 19, 2014 (86)
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James Garner

James Garner was an American actor and producer. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. He played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily with Julie Andrews, Grand Prix, Marlowe, Support Your Local Sheriff!, Support Your Local Gunfighter, The Castaway Cowboy, and with Toshiro Mifune, Blake Edwards's Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, and Murphy's Romance with Sally Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Garner's career and popularity continued through another decade in movies like Space Cowboys with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook with Gena Rowlands. and his TV sitcom role as Jim Egan in 8 Simple Rules.

Born: James Scott Bumgarner, April 7, 1928, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: July 19, 2014, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Oklahoma
Years active: 1954–2014
Political party: Democratic
Children: 2
Family: Jack Garner (brother)
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About James Garner

Known best for his roles on the television shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, Garner has also starred in more than fifty films.

James Garner Before Fame

Before joining his father in Los Angeles, where he briefly worked as a model for Jantzen bathing suits, he joined the United States Merchant Marine at age 16.

Achievement of James Garner

He played Katey Sagal's father on the television show, 8 Simple Rules.

James Garner Family Life

He married Lois Clarke in 1956. They raised two daughters, one from Lois' former husband and one they had together.

Associations of James Garner

He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Notebook, which starred Rachel McAdams.

Information related to James Garner

  • Best Miniseries or Television Movie Actor Golden Globe winners
  • Hollywood High School alumni
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • New Star of the Year (Actor) Golden Globe winners
  • Male actors from Oklahoma
  • Warner Bros. contract players
  • American shooting survivors
  • American sailors
  • Western (genre) television actors
  • Oklahoma Democrats
  • Stroke survivors
  • Male Western (genre) film actors
  • Television producers from California
  • Male actors from California
  • University of Oklahoma alumni
Latest information about James Garner updated on April 19, 2021.

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