James Garner Overview:

Actor, James Garner, was born James Scott Bumgarner on Apr 7, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma. Garner died at the age of 86 on Jul 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA .



Although Garner was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1985Best ActorMurphy's Romance (1985)Murphy JonesNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Garner was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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Up Periscope: Early

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Gill is hosting The Blogathon at her site Realweegiemidget Reviews. Take part in all the affection and admiration HERE. as Bret Maverick The television western Maverick (1957-1962) is the only series to be awarded the Emmy for Best Western Series. The year was 1... Read full article

and Sidney Poitier Host a Duel at Diablo

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as Jess. From the opening strains of Neal Hefti's guitar-driven theme, it's apparent that Duel at Diablo (1966) wants to break from the conventional Western movie mold. Its acting credits confirm that, with an eclectic cast headed by , Sidney Poitier (in his first Western),... Read full article

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Warner Archive Blu-ray: and Lee Remick in The Wheeler Dealers (1963)

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James Garner Quotes:

Mavis Wald: [pulling a gun on Marlowe] Turn around.
Philip Marlowe: If that were a .45, I wouldn't argue. But a .32, I can get in a couple of words.
[Mavis raises the gun higher]
Philip Marlowe: I've said them all... But don't forget you're a lady.

Jason McCullough: You beat that poor man to the draw. He's dead and you're alive. That's the idea of this game, isn't it?

Joe Danby: I hear you're gonna try and arrest me. You know you don't look near as tough as some of them other sheriffs we've had lately. Particularly that old boy that done run off about an hour and a half after he took the job.
Jason McCullough: Joe, you just make me feel tired all over when you talk like that.
Joe Danby: Now, what do you mean by that?
Jason McCullough: It's bad enough to have to kill a man without having to listen to a whole lot of stupid talk from him first.

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He was attending Hollywood High in Los Angeles when his gym teacher recommended him for a job modeling Jantzen bathing suits. He got the job making $25 an hour.

He was a student of Bruce Lee's in his jeet kune do style of martial art after starring with Lee in the film Marlowe.

Garner has said he stood 6' 3" at his peak, but he was frequently reported as 6' 1" early in his career and, in comparison to other actors, he never seemed to loom at 6' 3". These days, since his 70s, few have seen him to be over 5' 11" and he has admitted he was shrunk an inch or two.

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