Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Garner Dead At 86

James Garner is dead. He was 86.

The iconic actor passed away on Saturday night. He was 86.

Garner starred in various television series over more than five decades, which included famous characters as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western-comedy series "Maverick" and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama "The Rockford Files".

Garner also starred in more than 50 movies including "The Great Escape" (1963), Paddy Chayefsky's "The Americanization of Emily" (1964), "Grand Prix" (1966), Blake Edwards' "Victor Victoria" (1982), "Murphy's Romance" (1985) for which he earned an Academy Award nomination and "The Notebook" (2004).

The legendary star received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2005.

The year before, Garner endeared himself to a new fan base as the older version of Ryan Gosling's role in "The Notebook".

Garner suffered several health woes over the years, including a stroke in 2008 and he is believed to have passed away from natural causes.

Garner is survived by his wife and two daughters.

R.I.P James Garner

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