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‘Maverick’, ‘The Rockford Files’ & ‘The Notebook’ Actor James Garner Dies Aged 86

garner2 Maverick, The Rockford Files & The Notebook Actor James Garner Dies Aged 86

American film and television actor James Garner, perhaps best known for his roles in the the 1950s western-comedy series ‘Maverick’ and the 1970s detective drama ‘The Rockford Files,’ has died, aged 86. Mr Garner won two Emmys and racked up a total of 15 nominations. He was also given a Screen Actor’s Guild lifetime achievement award in 2005. The actor died in his Los Angeles home yesterday, Saturday July 19th. His cause of death is not yet known.

James Garner’s career spanned more than five decades, in both television and movies. During that time he starred in more than fifty films, including ‘The Great Escape,’ Paddy Chayefsky’s ‘The Americanization of Emily,’ ‘Grand Prix,’ ‘Victor Victoria’, ‘Murphy’s Romance,’ for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and as the older version of Ryan Gosling’s character in ‘The Notebook.’ He remained active well into his 70s, but suffered a stroke in 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday. Mr Garner is survived by his wife, Lois Clarke, whom he married 14 days after meeting in 1956, and his two children, Gigi and Kimberly, Clarke’s daughter from her first marriage. RIP.

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