Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Birthday, James Garner!

James Garner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "James Garner (born James Scott Baumgarner on April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor. He has starred in several television series spanning a career of more than five decades, including his roles as Bret Maverick in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick, Jim Rockford in the popular 1970s detective drama, The Rockford Files and the father of Katey Sagal's character on 8 Simple Rules following the death of John Ritter. He has starred in dozens of movies, including The Great Escape (1963) and Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964)."

Update: The Rap Sheet has a fine tribute. Check it out.

6 comments:

Benjie said...

Happy Birthday, Jim. Or as we like to think of you, Sheriff Dan Rhodes.

Bill Crider said...

Well, he'll always be Rockford and Maverick, if not the sheriff.

Brent McKee said...

Or Nichols, for that handful of us who remember that show (I remember the show because I developed my first screen crush on Margot Kidder who played a barmaid). Currently he can be seen in a movie called The Ultimate Gift...if you can find it that is.

Bill Crider said...

I haven't even heard of that movie until now, but I do remember Nichols.

Todd Mason said...

...and I don't even hate MARLOWE. Even if it did get too close to being SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MARLOWE. (Margot Kidder was in NICHOLS...another reason to seek it out, somehow.)

Bill Crider said...

I actually like Marlowe, though Vince Keenan says he couldn't watch it. I'll bet he didn't get to the part with Rita Moreno. Too bad for Vince. Anyway, though it's a product of its era for sure, it's still fun (for some of us).