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James Garner

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James Garner

American actor, voice artist, and comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1928.

Countries: United States (80%), United Kingdom (4%), Canada (4%)

Main connections: Jack Kelly (actor), Charles Frank, Clint Eastwood

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James Garner was born in 1928 add something


1934

Garner was reunited with his family in 1934, when Weldon remarried add something


1947

Charles Frank - "'Charles R. Frank"' is an American actor noted for playing Bret Maverick's cousin Ben Maverick in the 1978 TV-movie "The New Maverick" with James Garner and Jack Kelly, and in the short-lived 1979 television series "Young Maverick"


1950

Garner took it up again in the late 1950s to see if he could beat Jack add something

 

Garner was closely advised by financial adviser Irving Leonard, who advised Clint Eastwood in the late 1950s and 1960s add something

 

Edmund Lowe - He starred in the 1950s television show, "Front Page Detective" and appeared as the elderly lead villain in the first episode of "Maverick" opposite James Garner in 1957

 

Henry Daniell - In the 1950s and 1960s, he did much television, and memorably appeared as the malevolent Dr. Emil Zurich in Edward L. Cahn's "The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake" , and in perhaps the most famous episode of "Maverick", "Pappy" opposite James Garner the same year


1954

In 1954 a friend, Paul Gregory, whom Garner had met while attending Hollywood High School, persuaded Garner to take a non-speaking role in the Broadway production of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", where he was able to study actor Henry Fonda night after night add something


1955

In 1955 Garner was considered for the lead role in the first Warner Brothers Western series, "Cheyenne", but that role went to Clint Walker because the casting director couldn't reach Garner in time , and Garner wound up playing an Army officer in the pilot instead add something

 

Clint Eastwood - In 1955 he played a Navy lieutenant in a segment of Navy Log and in early 1959 he made a notable guest appearance on Maverick, opposite James Garner, as a cowardly villain intent on marrying a rich girl for money.


1956

His first film appearances were in "The Girl He Left Behind" and "Toward the Unknown" in 1956 add something

 

They married 14 days later on August 17, 1956 add something

 

Diane Brewster - Brewster first played the character in a 1956 episode of "Cheyenne" entitled "Dark Rider", before appearing opposite James Garner in the third episode of "Maverick", "According to Hoyle

 

Jacques Sernas - Sernas appeared on American television, including the lead role in the 1956 Warner Brothers time travel production "Man From 1997" featuring James Garner


1957

In 1957 he had a supporting role in the TV anthology series episode on "Conflict" entitled "Man from 1997" playing Gloria Talbott's brother "Red;" the show stars Jacques Sernas as Johnny Vlakos and Charlie Ruggles as elderly Mr. Boyne, a librarian from 1997, and involved a 1997 Almanac that was mistakenly left in the past by Boyne and found by Johnny in a bookstore add something

 

Leo Gordon - Gordon may be most noted for his recurring character "Big Mike McComb" on the "Maverick" television series from 1957 to 1960, working alongside James Garner and Jack Kelly, including an appearance in the famous "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" episode

 

Emile Meyer - He appeared on television, including a guest spot on John Payne's "The Restless Gun" and as a truculently stubborn juror opposite James Garner in the 1957 "Maverick" episode "Rope of Cards

 

Patric Knowles - He appeared opposite Jack Kelly in a 1957 episode of the television series "Maverick" called "The Wrecker", which was based on a Robert Louis Stevenson adventure and co-starred James Garner

 

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - Zimbalist's first recurring role in a television series was as roguish gambler "Dandy Jim Buckley" on "Maverick" opposite James Garner in 1957; after five appearances, Zimbalist left in 1958 to play the lead, Stuart "Stu" Bailey, in "77 Sunset Strip", a popular detective series running until 1964


1958

Whitney Blake - Blake played leading lady to James Garner in "The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick", the second season opener in 1958 for the ABC/Warner Brothers "western series, "Maverick"

 

Louise Fletcher - Fletcher began appearing in several television productions, including "Lawman" in 1958 and "The Saga of Waco Williams" with James Garner in 1959, the highest-rated episode of "Maverick"


1959

Andra Martin - She was James Garner's leading lady in the 1959 movie "Up Periscope", and the daughter/secretary on the "Perry Mason" TV-series episode "The Case of the Prodigal Parent"


1960

Garner appeared on Sam Snead's Celebrity Golf TV series which aired from 1960 - 1963 add something

 

Cameron Hawley - Hawley's novel "Cash McCall" was made into a film in 1960 starring James Garner and Natalie Wood

 

Andrea King - In the 1960s and 1970s, most of her acting work was on television, including the "Maverick" episode "Two Tickets to Ten Strike" opposite James Garner

 

Jack Kelly (actor) - Kelly actually appeared in more episodes of "Maverick" than James Garner, who left the show following a contract dispute in 1960


1961

Garner still received billing in these newly produced Kelly episodes, aired in the 1961-62 season, even though he did not appear in them and had left the series two years previously, but the studio reversed the billing at the beginning of each show and in advertisements during the fifth season, billing Kelly above Garner add something

 

Robert Colbert - In 1961, Colbert was forced by Warner Brothers to dress exactly as lookalike James Garner had done in Garner's earlier role of Bret Maverick to play a character called "Brent Maverick


1963

On August 28, 1963, Garner was one of several celebrities to join Martin Luther King, Jr. in the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom add something

 

Jack Sahakian - Being a hairdresser to the stars, such as Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, this led to small roles in a couple movies, Billy Wilder's "Irma la Douce" starring Jack Lemmon and MacLaine for United Artists and "Move Over, Darling" starring Doris Day and James Garner for 20th Century Fox, both released in 1963

 

Marlon Brando - In August 1963, Brando participated in the March on Washington along with fellow celebrities Harry Belafonte, James Garner, Charlton_Heston, Burt Lancaster, and Sidney Poitier.

 

Something's Got to Give - Retitled "Move Over, Darling" and starring Doris Day, James Garner and Polly Bergen, the film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in December 1963


1964

Julie Andrews - In 1964, Andrews starred opposite James Garner in "The Americanization of Emily" , for which she was nominated for the BAFTA *award for Best British Actress in a Leading Role

 

Katharine Ross - In 1964, Ross appeared in episodes of "Arrest and Trial", "The Virginian", "Gunsmoke", and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" , and made her first film, "Shenandoah", followed by a starring role opposite James Garner in "Mister Buddwing" with MGM in 1965


1965

Also 1965 Classic "36 Hours" add something


1966

Brian Bedford - Bedford appeared with James Garner in the 1966 film "Grand Prix", and in 1967 he was a regular on the short-lived CBS television series "Coronet Blue

 

Bibi Andersson - Her intense portrayal of the nurse Alma in the 1966 film "Persona" led to an increase in the number of cinematic roles offered her, and she appeared that same year opposite James Garner and Sidney Poitier in the violent western "Duel at Diablo"

 

Arlene Howell - In addition to a cameo appearance in the oft-discussed "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" "Maverick" episode, Howell appeared in the series' installments "Island in the Swamp" with James Garner and Edgar Buchanan, "Alias Bart Maverick" and "Passage to Fort Doom" opposite Jack Kelly, as well as in "77 Sunset Strip", "Bronco", "Alcoa Premiere" , and as "Flora" in an unusually memorable episode of "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." in 1966, in which Gomer paired her off with a dumbfounded Sergeant Carter

 

Suzanne Pleshette - She worked with Steve McQueen in the 1966 western drama film "Nevada Smith", was nominated for a Laurel *award for her starring performance in the comedy "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" opposite Ian McShane, and co-starred with James Garner in a pair of films, the drama "Mister Buddwing" and the western comedy "Support Your Local Gunfighter"


1967

Garner played Wyatt Earp in two very different movies shot 21 years apart, "Hour of the Gun" in 1967 and "Sunset" in 1988 add something

 

Garner was an owner of the "American International Racers" auto racing team from 1967 through 1969 add something


1968

Eva Renzi - She later appeared with James Garner in the 1968 film "The Pink Jungle" as "Alison Duquesne", and in the 1969 film "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" as "Monica Ranieri"


1969

Famed motorsports writer William Edgar and Hollywood director Andy Sidaris teamed with Garner for the racing documentary "The Racing Scene", filmed in 1969 and released in 1970 add something


1970

Garner's knees would become chronic problems during the filming of "The Rockford Files" in the 1970s, with "six or seven knee operations during that time add something

 

In the 1970s, Roy Huggins had an idea to remake "Maverick," but this time as a modern-day private detective add something

 

Noah Beery, Jr. - Beery was best known as James Garner's father, "'Joseph "Rocky" Rockford"', in the 1970s television series "The Rockford Files"

 

Stephen McNally - During the 1970s, McNally guest starred in television programs such as "Fantasy Island" and James Garner's "The Rockford Files" and "Police Story"

 

Mariette Hartley - During the late 1970s, Hartley appeared with James Garner in a popular series of television commercials advertising Polaroid cameras

 

Robert F. Simon - He appeared in a 1970 episode of "Love, American Style", in a 1971 episode of "Nichols", starring James Garner, and a 1973 episode of "The Partridge Family"

 

Tom Atkins (actor) - In television, Atkins played Lt. Alex Diehl in the 1970s television series "The Rockford Files" with James Garner

 

Joe Santos - Santos is known for his roles as James Garner's friend, LAPD Sergeant Dennis Becker in the 1970s television series "The Rockford Files" and as Lt. Frank Harper in the 1980s TV series "Hardcastle and McCormick" In the 1990s, he reprised this role in several made-for-television "Rockford Files" movies


1971

In 1971, Garner returned to television in an offbeat series, "Nichols" add something

 

Ben Cooper - In 1971, Cooper appeared in the role of "Colorado" in the James Garner film "Support Your Local Gunfighter"

 

Stuart Margolin - Margolin was earlier paired with James Garner in a 1971-72 TV Western series entitled "Nichols", where he played a character somewhat similar to the Angel character he played in "The Rockford Files"

 

Vic Morrow - Morrow wrote and directed a 1971 Spaghetti Western, produced by Dino DeLaurentis, titled "A Man Called Sledge" starring James Garner

 

Dub Taylor - Taylor co-starred in the 1971 movie, "Support Your Local Gunfighter," as the drunken Doc Shultz, who removes star James Garner's chest tattoo, which reads "I Love Goldie


1973

Jack Kelly (actor) - Kelly shared the lead with James Garner in one of the show's most-discussed episodes, "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres", on which the first half of the 1973 movie "The Sting" appears to be based


1974

Starting with the 1974 season, Garner appeared as private investigator Jim Rockford in "The Rockford Files add something


1976

In a 1976 "Good Housekeeping" magazine interview, he admitted, "I was a terrible student and I never actually graduated from high school, but I got my diploma in the Army add something

 

In an interview in "Good Housekeeping" with Garner, his wife, and two daughters conducted at their home that was published in March 1976, Gigi's age was given as 18 and Kim's as 27 add something


 

Nominated for fifteen Emmy awards during his television career, Garner received the award in 1977 as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and in 1987 as executive producer of the film "Promise" add something

 

" He appeared for six seasons, for which he received an Emmy award for Best Actor in 1977 add something

 

Barry Atwater - His final television role was as a gun fence in one scene on "The Rockford Files" in 1977, with Atwater's character "Roach" interviewed by star James Garner in closeup while feeding pigeons from a park bench

 

Jack Kelly (actor) - In 1977 Kelly appeared as obstreperous villains for a few moments in two "Rockford Files" episodes starring James Garner

 

Susan Sullivan - She played Dr. Elaina Marks opposite Bill Bixby in the Incredible Hulk TV Series pilot in 1977 and portrayed Poker Alice opposite James Garner as Bret Maverick and Charles Frank as Ben Maverick in "The New Maverick" the following year


1978

Garner and Jack Kelly reappeared as Bret and Bart Maverick in a 1978 made-for-TV movie entitled "The New Maverick", which served as the pilot for a failed series, "Young Maverick", starring Charles Frank as a younger cousin named Ben Maverick add something


1979

Garner separated from his wife in late 1979 , splitting his time between living in Canada and "a rented house in the Valley add something


1980

After six seasons, "The Rockford Files" was cancelled in 1980 add something

 

During the 1980s, Garner played dramatic roles in a number of TV movies, including "Heartsounds" , "Promise" and "My Name Is Bill W." In 1984, he played the lead in Joseph Wambaugh's "The Glitter Dome" for HBO Pictures, which was being directed by his "Rockford Files" co-star Stuart Margolin add something

 

For the second half of the 1980s, Garner appeared in several of the North American market Mazda television commercials as an on screen spokesman add something


1981

After the abrupt disappearance of "Young Maverick" two seasons earlier, an attempt to make a "Maverick" series without Garner, he returned to his earlier TV role in 1981 in the revival series "Bret Maverick", but NBC unexpectedly canceled the show after only one season despite reasonably good ratings add something

 

The two reconciled in September 1981, and remained married for the rest of his life add something


1982

Garner was noted as an enthusiastic fan of the Raiders in the NFL, particularly when they played in Los Angeles between 1982 and 1994, when he regularly attended games and mixed with the players add something


1984

Jenilee Harrison - In 1984, Harrison played a reluctant prostitute in the movie "Tank" alongside James Garner and C. Thomas Howell


1985

For his role in the 1985 CBS miniseries "Space", the character's party affiliation was changed from Republican as in the book to reflect Garner's personal views add something


1986

Ben Cross - He subsequently replaced James Garner as the featured actor endorsing the Polaroid Spectra camera in 1986

 

Piper Laurie - Laurie won an Emmy *award, for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special" for her role in the 1986 TV movie "Promise" opposite James Garner and James Woods


1987

Joe Dallesandro - He had roles in "Critical Condition" opposite Richard Pryor, "Sunset" with Bruce Willis and James Garner, "Guncrazy" with Drew Barrymore, "Cry-Baby" , and Steven Soderbergh's 1999 film "The Limey"


1988

On April 22, 1988, Garner had quintuple bypass heart surgery add something


1989

The suit was eventually settled out of court in 1989 add something


1990

It's a bunch of greedy people," he stated in 1990 add something

 

There was an effort by California Democratic party leaders, led by state Senator Herschel Rosenthal, to persuade Garner to seek the Democratic nomination for Governor of California in the 1990 election add something

 

In February 1990 at the AT&T Golf Tournament he won the Most Valuable Amateur Trophy add something


1991

In 1991, Garner starred in "Man of the People", a television series about a con man chosen to fill an empty seat on a city council, with Kate Mulgrew and Corinne Bohrer add something


1994

Denver Pyle - His last cinematic movie role was alongside Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and James Garner in the 1994 film "Maverick", playing a cheating cardplayer who jumps off a riverboat to keep his dignity


1995

Garner received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at OU in 1995 add something

 

In 1995, he played lead character Woodrow Call, an ex-lawman, in the TV miniseries sequel to "Lonesome Dove" entitled "Streets of Laredo", based on Larry McMurtry's book add something


1996

In 1996, Garner and Jack Lemmon teamed up in "My Fellow Americans", playing two former presidents who uncover scandalous activity by their successor and are pursued by murderous NSA agents add something


1999

Julie Andrews - The next year Andrews was reunited with James Garner for the CBS made-for-TV film, "One Special Night", which aired in November 1999


2000

In 2000 he underwent knee replacement surgery for both of them add something

 

Clint Eastwood - In 2000 Eastwood directed and starred in Space Cowboys alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as one of a group of veteran "ex-test pilots" who are sent into space to repair an old Soviet satellite.


2002

Also in 2002, He played Sandra Bullock's father in "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" as Shepard James "Shep" Walker add something

 

In 2002, following the death of James Coburn, Garner took over Coburn's role as TV commercial voiceover for Chevrolet's "Like a Rock" advertising campaign add something

 

Paul Levine - The short-lived show, starring James Garner, Joe Mantegna, and Charles Durning appeared on CBS in 2002

 

JAG (TV series) - "First Monday" was a short-lived series co-created by Bellisario and Paul Levine about fictional U.S. Supreme Court justices and their clerks, which aired in 2002 and starred James Garner and Joe Mantegna


2003

After the death of John Ritter in 2003, Garner joined the cast of "8 Simple Rules" as Grandpa Jim Egan and remained with the series until it finished in 2005 add something


2004

In 2004, Garner starred as the older version of Ryan Gosling's character in the film version of Nicholas Sparks' "The Notebook" alongside Gena Rowlands as his wife, directed by Nick Cassavetes, Rowlands' son add something

 

James Marsden - In 2004, Marsden co-starred with Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner and Gena Rowlands in the romantic drama "The Notebook" based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name as Lon Hammond, Jr., the second man Allie Hamilton falls in love with

 

Gus Hansen - In 2004, he was inducted into the World Poker Tour Walk of Fame, along with Doyle Brunson and James Garner


 

In February 2005, he received the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement award add something


2006

On April 21, 2006, a bronze statue of Garner as Bret Maverick was unveiled in Garner's hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, with Garner present at the ceremony add something

 

University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven W. Taylor, the mutual fund manager Michael F. Price, 2006 Miss America Jennifer Berry, former WNBA player and ESPN commentator Stacey Dales, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, and actors Van Heflin, Dennis Weaver, Ed Harris, James Garner, country recording artist Kellie Coffey, actress Olivia Munn, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Dari Nowkhah, actor and musician Christian Kane, and PGA Golf Professional Anthony Kim


2008

Garner underwent surgery on May 11, 2008, following a severe stroke he had suffered two days earlier add something


 

In 2010, the Television Critics Association gave Garner its annual Career Achievement award add something


2011

On November 1, 2011, Simon & Schuster published Garner's autobiography "The Garner Files: A Memoir" add something


2012

Kathleen Crowley - In his 2012 autobiography, "The Garner Files", James Garner cited Crowley as the series leading lady that he remembers most vividly five decades later


James Garner died in 2014 add something

 

On Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, police and rescue personnel were summoned to Garner's Los Angeles-area home, where they found the actor dead at the age of 86 add something