American actor James Garner dies age 86

July 20, 2014 7 Comments

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Oscar nominated American actor James Garner — star of 1970s TV series “The Rockford Files” and countless other Hollywood movies — has died aged 86.

Garner was famous for playing Bret Maverick in the 1957 western TV series as well as the 1994 film version. He also starred in “The Great Escape” in 1963, “Murphy’s Romance” in 1985, and “Space Cowboys” in 2000. Doris Day fans will of course best remember Garner for playing Day’s on-screen husband in 1960s Romantic comedies The Thrill Of It All and Move Over Darling.

The New York Post report that the star was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles on the evening  of 19 July 2014.

‘Discovering Doris’ salutes James Garner a true legend, heart-throb and one hell of a great actor!

 

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7 Comments to “American actor James Garner dies age 86”
  1. danielle lieser says:

    RIP JG

  2. Linda hedges says:

    Wonderful actor, he brought special memories through his movies.

  3. Michele says:

    I loved everything he did! And his movies with Doris are my favorites:) Simply the Best! RIP <3

  4. cheryl says:

    My favorite Doris Day movies with were James, not Rock Hudson. You and James had such a wonderful chemistry and it showed.I wish you had made more together! There is no one like him. He made acting look fun and easy – which of course, is not.
    Thanks for the memories!

  5. Ovens says:

    I will miss “Ole Jimmy” and Rockford files is one of my favorite old shows. He was one of the oldies but goodies. I’m sad to hear he died. Another ‘end-of-an-era’. Rest In Peace! James.

  6. Dawn says:

    Such a miss….what a shame. Hope his personal life was was full of joy and happiness x thankyou for the fabulous entertainment.

  7. Kelly says:

    It’s sad he was a good actor. I wish Doris Day and James Garner would have made more movies together.

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