James Garner dead at 86

James Garner dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) --Police say actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes in his Los Angeles home.
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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

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Actor Peter Breck dead at 82

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Beau Bridges joins 'Rockford' cast

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Dermot Mulroney is TV's new 'Rockford'

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Festive Flag pioneer dead at 64

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Favreau is host of WGA West Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jon Favreau will emcee the Writers Guild of America West Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, it was announced Sunday.

NBC executive David W. Tebet dies at 91

CORONADO, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- David W. Tebet, who recruited Johnny Carson for NBC's "The Tonight Show," died from complications from a stroke in Coronado, Calif. He was 91.

James Garner advocates for lupus institute

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- The Lupus Research Institute has launched a public service campaign featuring James Garner, the institute said Thursday.
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James Garner
Actor James Garner, star of the popular TV shows "The Rockford Files" and "Maverick" beams with joy as he holds his purple heart medal awarded to him 1/24/1983. Garner recieved the medal 30 years late after being wounded twice in the Korean War. (UPI/Blake Sell)

James Garner (born April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor, one of the first Hollywood actors to excel in both media.

He has starred in several television series spanning a career of more than five decades. These included his roles as Bret Maverick, in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick; Jim Rockford, in the popular 1970s detective drama, The Rockford Files; and the father of Katey Sagal's character on 8 Simple Rules following the death of John Ritter. He has starred in dozens of movies, including The Great Escape, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964). Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria (1982) and Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

Garner, the youngest of three children, was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, Oklahoma, the son of Mildred (née Meek) and Weldon Warren Bumgarner, a carpet layer. His mother, who was half Cherokee, died when he was five years old. After their mother's death, Garner and his brothers were sent to live with relatives. Garner was reunited with his family in 1934, when Weldon remarried.

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