Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Garner, R. I. P.

ABC News: Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86.

11 comments:

George said...

I was a fan of James Garner from watching the MAVERICK TV shows as a kid. Later, I really liked him in THE ROCKFORD FILES. Garner was a genial actor.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites remains SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF.


Jeff

Unknown said...

Judy and I both like that one a lot, Jeff. I still remember seeing it in the theater.

Tom Johnson said...

I just watched him in James Michener's SAYONARA. A Great actor.

Unknown said...

He made it all look so easy and natural. There's no one now to compare.

Anonymous said...

James Garner, Walter Brennan, Jack Elam, Bruce Dern, Joan Hackett, Harry Morgan - how could you go wrong?

Jeff

Unknown said...

What a cast. Who could you cast now to equal it? You couldn't.

Matthew said...

This is a shame. I usually watch episodes of The Rockford Files on Hulu on Sundays.

Unknown said...

This would be a good day to watch one.

lastromantic49 said...

Not sure what to say. James Garner was always like that very favorite uncle who seems to fit just perfectly into any setting and even if you haven't seen him in a while you can't imagine life without him in it. Safe passage Mr. James/Bret/Jim et al.
Sigh.

Unknown said...

True, and it still hasn't sunk in that he's gone. I have a season or two of THE ROCKFORD FILES on DVDs. Time to get them out.