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James Garner
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James Scott Bumgarner
Spouse(s)Lois Clarke (m. 1956-2014; his death)
RelativesJack Garner (brother, dead)

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American movie and television actor. He acted in several television series in a career of more than fifty years, including his roles as Bret Maverick in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick and Jim Rockford in the popular 1970s detective drama, The Rockford Files. He also acted in many movies, including The Great Escape (1963) and Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964).

Garner died from a massive heart attack at his Los Angeles, California home, aged 86.[1]



  1. "The Notebook star James Garner died of a huge heart attack, coroners have revealed". Retrieved July 31, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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