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Screen Good Guy James Garner Dies (TEXT and VIDEO)


Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, James Garner, celebrity, TV, movies, sadness, news, media, death )

Carrie
- 312 days ago - people.com
James Garner, for more than 50 years one of Hollywood's most likable leading men on the big screen and on TV, died at his Los Angeles home Saturday night, reports TMZ. He was 86.



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Carrie B. (306)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 11:56 pm
I had such a crush on Bret Maverick when I was a little girl.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (41)
Monday July 21, 2014, 1:25 am
Noted. I remember him as Maverick very well! Thanks Carrie.
 

Michael Carney (216)
Monday July 21, 2014, 3:07 am
I liked Maverick, but I loved him as Jim Rockford, in the Rockford Files!!! Seriously there was nothing I ever saw him in, that I didn't like to be honest...He was a great Actor, and he will be missed RIP James, God Rest your Soul!!!
 

Frances Darcy (228)
Monday July 21, 2014, 3:20 am
I loved him ...RIP
 

Christeen Anderson (619)
Monday July 21, 2014, 4:45 am
He will be greatly missed.
 

Slava R. (1311)
Monday July 21, 2014, 5:09 am
Big deal. People die, it's a fact of life. How about a moment of silence for the thousands upon thousands of children incinerated within a fragment of a second when those bombs dropped in Hiroshima/Nagasaki?
 

Gloria picchetti (302)
Monday July 21, 2014, 5:09 am
Every story about him is outstanding. He was so handsome, a fine actor, and real gentleman. RIP James.
 

Natasha Salgado (620)
Monday July 21, 2014, 7:10 am
My mother adored him. I looked up some old Rockford episodes on Netfix last night--pretty good it was. RIP James
 

Gene Jacobson (264)
Monday July 21, 2014, 9:52 am
Too bad, long life but he'll be missed. I'll miss him. Met him as a child as Maverick and followed his career. He did lots of wonderful things but I especially loved his performance in the Notebook one of my favorite movies. I always thought he had a lot more talent than people gave him credit for. There are so many run of the mill actors who simply play themselves on the screen, same person, same presence all the time. The really great ones are those who can take ANY role and make you believe they ARE that person - he mentioned one like that, Jodie Foster, those are the real greats of the business, for me anyway. And I put him in that category, he transcended the industry. And a truly wonderful person on top of all that. I'll miss him.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 21, 2014, 2:17 pm
Loved James Garner. What a wonderful man and actor. He will be missed. God be with you, dear man.
 

Carole K. (196)
Monday July 21, 2014, 7:47 pm
A James Garner quote on Facebook tonight: "i'm a 'bleeding-heart liberal', one of those card-carrying Democrats that Rush Limbaugh thinks is a communist. And I'm proud of it.." His basic human decency always shone through on the screen & (such a rarity in Hollywood), stayed w/ his one & only wife for a lifetime. Right-wing Teabaggers cannot claim that the real Maverick was anything but the role model for how we should treat one another during our life here on earth.
 

Barb Knight (1711)
Monday July 21, 2014, 8:00 pm
James Gardner gave Tom Selleck his first role as 'Magnum PI' on 'The Rockford Files' back in 1980. Magnum started in 1980 and continued until 1988. My Mom & I loved 'The Rockford Files' but when Magnum came on, that was IT for me! Thanks James Garner I know you don't like people making over like this but, you were a good man who happened to be an actor.
 

HELEN V. (54)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 12:17 am
It is always sad to see a well known actor pass away, knowing that we will never see another film of his/hers again.
I saw all of James Garner's films, and I believe he was a very talented actor. I really loved seeing his films and he always gave me the impression that he must have been a very kind human being. I also have a great deal of admiration for him and his wife for what appeared to be a long and strong marriage. .
I will really miss him, but hope to see his films over and over again..
 

Catman P. (959)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:37 am
ty
 

B Lewenza (76)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 5:57 am
Noted Thanks for sharing Carrie I watched him for years and always loved his acting and this is truly sad to hear. He will be sadly missed but left a wonderful legacy of films behind. R.I.P. forever adored.
 

Bonnie Lynn M. (1)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 12:47 pm
One of my favorite actors. Thank you
 

Birgit W. (156)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:12 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Lois Jordan (59)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:53 pm
Noted. Both my parents always liked Garner, as did I. He had a wonderful presence.
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 4:05 pm
I liked him as Dr. Bob to James Wood's Bill W in a TV movie on Alcoholics Anonymous/AlAnon myself.
 

holly masih (71)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 5:07 pm
r.i.p.
 

Kathleen Mireault (175)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 9:22 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Have always adored Garner. I'll miss him. Interestingly enough, one of my favorite movies in which he acted has not been mentioned: the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Besides, my Father looks just like JG...my woman friends have been panting over my Dad since puberty. He's now 80. My Friends are 60+. Off topic, perhaps, but my heart clutched a bit when i read Jim's obit. Also received calls from HS cohorts. Go figure...
 

june t. (66)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 11:33 pm
I always thought he was a fine human being. RIP Mr. Garner, you were always a class act on screen and in life.
 

Colin Hope (243)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:28 am
and don't we all remember him with great fondness!! RIP......
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 9:13 am
He was a gifted actor and will be truly missed!
 
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