James Garner

James Garner
1928 - 2014

James Garner  American Actor


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James Garner was previously married to Lois Clarke (1956 - 2014).

James Garner was in a relationship with Gloria Pall (1955).

James Garner is rumoured to have hooked up with Lauren Bacall (1979).


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, USA and educated at 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 1954–2010 and 1954–2011 and 1954–2014. His zodiac sign is Aries.

James Garner was in 8 on-screen matchups, including Doris Day in Move Over, Darling (1963), Ellen Burstyn in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), Gena Rowlands in The Notebook (2004), Julie Andrews in One Special Night (1999) and Lesley Ann Warren in Victor Victoria (1982).

James Garner is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 3 months, 2 days - -
Married1 57 years, 12 months - -
Rumoured1 1 month, 29 days - -
Total3 57 years, 12 months 19 years, 5 months 1 month, 29 days


First Name James
Last Name Garner
Full Name at Birth James Scott Baumgarner
Alternative Name James Scott Baumgarner, James Garner
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th April, 1928
Birthplace Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Died 19th July, 2014
Place of Death Brentwood, California USA
Cause of Death Massive Heart Attack (Coronary Artery Disease)
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight 215lbs (98 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Soft Spoken Calm Demeanor
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Norman High School, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, Hollywood High School, Hollywood, California, USA (Dropout)
University University Of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States (One Semester, Dropped Out)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame 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).
Year(s) Active 1955–present, 1954–2010, 1954–2011, 1954–2014
Father Weldon Warren Bumgarner (A Carpet Layer.)
Mother Mildred Scott (née Meek)
Brother Jack Garner (Sunday September 19, 1926–Tuesday September 13, 2011) (Aged 84) (Actor.), Charles Bumgarner (A School Administrator Who Died In 1984.)

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor and producer. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. He played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964) with Julie Andrews, Grand Prix (1966), Marlowe (1969), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), The Castaway Cowboy (1974), and with Toshiro Mifune, Blake Edwards's Victor/Victoria (1982) with Julie Andrews, and Murphy's Romance (1985) with Sally Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Garner's career and popularity continued through another decade in movies like Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook (2004) with Gena Rowlands. and his TV sitcom role as Jim Egan in 8 Simple Rules (2003-2005).

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James Garner86 AriesActor
Lauren Bacall89 VirgoActress
Lois Clarke94
Gloria Pall85 CancerActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
KimberlyFemale194972 years oldLois Clarke
GrettaFemale4th January, 195863 years oldLois Clarke


Battle for Terra2007Doron (voice)Movie
First Night2007Dr. CurtisShort Film
The Ultimate Gift2006Howard 'Red' StevensMovie
The Notebook2004DukeMovie
Al Roach: Private Insectigator2004Al RoachShort Film
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood2002Shep WalkerMovie
Roughing It2002Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)TV Movie
8 Simple Rules2002C.J. Barnes, Jim EganTV Show
First Monday2002Chief Justice Thomas BrankinTV Show
Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001Rourke (voice)Movie
Space Cowboys2000Tank SullivanMovie
The Last Debate2000Mike HowleyTV Movie
God, the Devil and Bob2000GodTV Show
One Special Night1999Robert WoodwardTV Movie
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999Audience Member (uncredited)TV Movie
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads1999Jim RockfordTV Movie
Twilight1998Raymond HopeMovie
Legalese1998Norman KeaneTV Movie
Dead Silence1997John PotterTV Movie
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda1997Jim RockfordTV Movie
My Fellow Americans1996President Matt DouglasMovie
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...1996Jim RockfordTV Movie
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996Jim RockfordTV Movie
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play1996Jim RockfordTV Movie
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996Jim RockfordTV Movie
Streets of Laredo1995Captain Woodrow CallTV Show
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise1995Jim RockfordTV Movie
Maverick1994Marshal Zane CooperMovie
Breathing Lessons1994Ira MoranTV Movie
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.1994Jim RockfordTV Movie
Chicago Hope1994Hubert 'Hue' MillerTV Show
Fire in the Sky1993Frank WattersMovie
Barbarians at the Gate1993F. Ross JohnsonTV Movie
The Distinguished Gentleman1992Jeff JohnsonMovie
Man of the People1991Councilman Jim DoyleTV Show
Decoration Day1990Albert Sidney FinchTV Movie
My Name Is Bill W.1989Dr. BobTV Movie
Sunset1988Wyatt EarpMovie
Promise1986Bob BeuhlerTV Movie
Murphy's Romance1985Murphy JonesMovie
Space1985Sen. Norman GrantTV Show
Heartsounds1984Harold LearTV Movie
The Glitter Dome1984Sgt. Aloysius 'Al' MackeyTV Movie
Victor Victoria1982King MarchandMovie
The Long Summer of George Adams1982George AdamsTV Movie
The Fan1981Jake BermanMovie
Bret Maverick1981Bret MaverickTV Show
HealtH1980Harry WolffMovie
Young Maverick1979Bret MaverickTV Show
The New Maverick1978Bret MaverickTV Movie
Laugh-In1977Guest PerformerTV Show
The Castaway Cowboy1974Lincoln CostainMovie
The Rockford Files1974Jim RockfordTV Show
One Little Indian1973KeyesMovie
They Only Kill Their Masters1972Abel MarshMovie
Skin Game1971QuincyMovie
Support Your Local Gunfighter1971LatigoMovie
Nichols1971Sheriff Frank NicholsTV Show
A Man Called Sledge1970Luther SledgeMovie
Marlowe1969Philip MarloweMovie
Support Your Local Sheriff!1969JasonMovie
How Sweet It Is!1968GrifMovie
The Pink Jungle1968Ben MorrisMovie
Hour of the Gun1967Wyatt EarpMovie
Laugh-In1967Guest PerformerTV Show
A Man Could Get Killed1966William BeddoesMovie
Duel at Diablo1966Jess RemsbergMovie
Grand Prix1966Pete AronMovie
Mister Buddwing1966Mister BuddwingMovie
36 Hours1965Major Jefferson PikeMovie
The Art of Love1965Casey BarnettMovie
The Americanization of Emily1964Lt. Commander Charles Edward MadisonMovie
Move Over, Darling1963Nicholas ArdenMovie
The Great Escape1963Hendley 'The Scrounger'Movie
The Thrill of It All1963Dr. Gerald BoyerMovie
The Wheeler Dealers1963Henry TyroonMovie
Boys' Night Out1962Fred WilliamsMovie
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962Fletcher ChristianTV Show
The Children's Hour1961Dr. Joe CardinMovie
Cash McCall1960Cash McCallMovie
Angel1960JimTV Show
Alias Jesse James1959Bret Maverick (scenes deleted)Movie
Up Periscope1959Lt. J.G. Kenneth M. BradenMovie
Darby's Rangers1958Col. William Orlando DarbyMovie
Sayonara1957Captain Mike BaileyMovie
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend1957Sgt. John MaitlandMovie
Maverick1957Beau 'Pappy' Maverick, Bret MaverickTV Show
Sugarfoot1957Bret MaverickTV Show
The Girl He Left Behind1956PrestonMovie
Toward the Unknown1956Lt. Col. Joe CravenMovie
Zane Grey Theater1956Lt. Jim CollinsTV Show
Conflict1956Jim Curtis, Red DonnellyTV Show
Cheyenne1955Bret, Lt. Lee Rogers, Willis PeakeTV Show
Warner Brothers Presents1955TV Show
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eagle39Aug 6, 2019

shared a link: https://www.triviatribute.com/jamesgarner.html

bringthegoldaysbackbringthegoldaysbackOct 1, 2018

My Grandpa! Hollywood that is.

halfgoofyhalfgoofyFeb 1, 2018

He played himself in so many films, ... You feel like he's an old friend, who You can call up and just gab together with.

halfgoofyhalfgoofyFeb 1, 2018

The Never Anxious, Always calm controled Everyday Type of Guy that Filled the screen, and captured the attention of the Audience.

wjerryzwjerryzMay 8, 2017

I remember James in Maverick. Great show.

FrogAug 2, 2014

He must have croaked, may he rest in peace.

Knights89Jul 22, 2014

He's One Of the great Actors Of His Time and icon in the Film Industry. I watched the Rockford Files when I a Kid. I'm Sorry that he passed away he's going to be missed.

V8Jul 20, 2014

Rest in peace sir. seems that even though he was extremely handsome he haven't got that whole lot of girlfriends, that's actually what real man does finds one woman and stays with her, unlike undecided guys of today.

Joe GillesieJul 31, 2011

Just discovered that Rockford files is listed on HULU. I would like to thank James Garner for the great memories of the 70s while watching his show!

daveApr 3, 2011

thank you jimbo for the good times my father and i enjoyed watching rokfod files

andy leopoldJun 4, 2010

james garner will always be jim rockford to me! I am 56 and to this day qy, i have always wanted to have jimmy` or rocky and angel as my only friends. jimbo is and always be, my idol!

forever the Notebook movieJan 25, 2010

There`s something about a man like James Garner who can meet a woman, and marry her in 14 days AND stay married still to this day. How many movie stars ACTUALLY do that nowadays? He truly is a GOOD GUY!!!

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