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

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:

Pvt. Rollo Burns: You know, I think war is a big stink.
Col. William Orlando Darby: A BIG stink!... There never was a good war - or an intelligent or kind one.
Col. William Orlando Darby: [Starts to get up] Rollo, we'll be haunted by the men we've killed as long as we live. When you've married Peggy, and you've looked in the faces of your children, you'll understand why it had to be done.
Pvt. Rollo Burns: Uh, sir? Thank you... for taking the time to talk to me.
Col. William Orlando Darby: [pauses at the door, faint smile on his face] I was talkin' to myself, too.

Fred Williams: [Slattery, the bartender, has just given Williams some good advice] You know something, Mr. Slattery? You know something, Mr. Slattery.

Philip Marlowe: [with a gun held on him] I like your perfume. What is it?

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Had helped organize Martin Luther King's famous "March on Washington" civil rights demonstration, four years before going to Vietnam. (1963).

Is an avid golfer.

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1990.

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