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 .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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

By Rick29 on Apr 2, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The same night that he proposes marriage to a recent acquaintance, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden () is whisked away to conduct a secret mission in the Pacific. Once aboard the submarine Barracuda, Captain Paul Stevenson (Edmund O'Brien) explains that Braden will be dropped off in a lago... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: Maverick Is The Name

on Feb 3, 2020 From Caftan Woman

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

By Rick29 on Sep 2, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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


Stars in a Disney Duo

By Rick29 on Jan 2, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

After an immensely successful decade in the 1960s, Walt Disney Productions hit a rut in the 1970s. The quality and popularity of its films, as a whole, took a nose dive. Two of its better efforts during this period are now largely forgotten despite the presence of . Signed to a two-movie... Read full article


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

By KC on Jun 20, 2017 From Classic Movies

Movie sexism in the sixties is often a difficult terrain to travel, no matter how much the filmmakers think they have empowered their female lead, there is inevitably a man behind any happy ending. I found much of this nature cringe about in The Wheeler Dealers, but and Lee Remick are r... Read full article


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James Garner Quotes:

Winslow Wong: May I reach for my pocket?
Philip Marlowe: It would give me great pleasure to see you do something foolish.


Ellen Grange: They all think that any decent woman would prefer to die than live as an Apache squaw. Maybe they're right.
Jess Remsberg: Death comes soon enough. Anyone who hurries it is a damn fool.


[Jake comes in the sheriff's office]
Pa Danby: What's he supposed to be?
Jason McCullough: Well, that's my deputy.
Pa Danby: Why last week he was shovelin' horse... he was workin' in the stable.
Jason McCullough: Well, he's been promoted.


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Enjoyed great celebrity with his Polaroid commercial series with Mariette Hartley, which started in 1977. He and Mariette were so convincing as husband and wife that Mariette had a T-shirt made that proclaimed, "I am not James Garner's wife!" More than 300 commercials were produced.

According to an article on TV westerns in Time Magazine (March 30, 1959), Garner stood 6'3", weighed 206 lbs, and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 44-33-40.

Quit smoking following his quintuple heart bypass on 22 April 1988.

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