Lois Clarke & James Garner

James Garner and Lois Clarke
1956 - 2014

James Garner and Lois Clarke  

Lois Clarke and James Garner were married for 57 years before James Garner died, leaving behind his wife and 2 children.

They had 2 children, Kimberly (67) and Gretta (58).


American Actor James Garner passed away on 19th Jul 2014 Brentwood, California USA aged 86. Born James Scott Baumgarner on 7th April, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States and educated at Norman High School, Norman, Oklahoma, USA and Hollywood High School, Hollywood, California, USA (Dropout), James Garner is most remembered for Bret Maverick / Beau "Pappy" Maverick In Maverick (1957-1962), Sheriff Jim Nichols In Nichols (1971), Jim Rockford On The Rockford Files (1974-1980), Zane Cooper In Maverick (1994). in a career that spanned 1955–present and 1954–2010 and 1954–2011 and 1954–2014. His zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating3rd Aug 1956 - 17th Aug 1956 14 days
Married17th Aug 1956 - Jul 2014 58 years, 11 months
Total Aug 1956 - Jul 2014 60 years, 3 months

(17 August 1956 - July 19, 2014) (1 child)
Garner was married to Lois Clarke, whom he met at an "Adlai Stevenson for President" rally in 1956. They married 14 days later on August 17, 1956. "We went to dinner every night for 14 nights. I was just absolutely nuts about her. I spent $77 on our honeymoon, and it about broke me." According to Garner, "Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you'd be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist".
When Garner and Clarke married, her daughter Kim from a previous marriage was seven years old and recovering from polio. Garner had one daughter with wife Lois: Greta "Gigi" Garner. In an interview in Good Housekeeping with Garner, his wife, and two daughters conducted at their home that was published in March 1976, Gigi's age was given as 18 and Kim, 27.

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Relationship Timeline

July, 2014 - Breakup

4th January, 1958 - Child

17th August, 1956 - Marriage

3rd August, 1956 - Hookup

1949 - Child

Couple Comparison

Lois Clarke
James Garner
Lois Clarke
James Garner
Age (at start of relationship)


KimberlyFemale194967 years old
GrettaFemale4th January, 195858 years old


Posted commentsView all comments (4)

KarenJul 23, 2014

Just wondering if Lois Clarke's 1st husband was dead when she & James Garner married? Thanks!

peter vayeosFeb 7, 2011

I used to date his wife when he was out of town. He is AND WAS better looking than he. Really i should date and make love to James Garner instead of doing it with his disgusting wife. Wrong doing of youth.

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