James Garner was born on April 7, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma.
James received the purple heart when he was wounded during
the Korean War. Garner's first role was a non speaking role in
the Broadway stage play THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL (1954).
This play lead to small television roles, television commercials
and a contract with Warner Brothers.
James Garner is the father of Greta (Gigi) Garner-Hewitt, author
of The Cop Cookbook: Arresting Recipes from the World's Favorite
Cops, Good Guys, and Private Eyes.
Garner's title role in the lighthearted western TV series
MAVERICK (1957-60) made him a star.
James was very disappointed about his show, THE ROCKFORD FILES,
being cancelled due to his illness. James Garner accepted his
doctor's advice and learned that season 6 was his last.
Garner was Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers
of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1990,
and Inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1986.
James Garner's other notable credits include...
FIRST NIGHT (2007)
THE ULTIMATE GIFT (2006)
AL ROACH: PRIVATE INSECTIGATOR (2004)
THE NOTEBOOK (2004)
DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD (2002)
SPACE COWBOYS (2000)
THE ROCKFORD FILES (1999 - 1994 TV series)
FIRE IN THE SKY (1993)
MURPHY'S ROMANCE (1985)
YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF (1969)
James Garner in ROCKFORD FILES (1974 - 1980 telvision series)
Garner with Jack Lemmon
in MY FELLOW
James Garner in FIRE IN THE SKY (1993)
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