R.I.P. Rockford Files James Garner

Rockford Files star, James Garner, the actor who ruled both the small and big screen as well as enjoying multi-generational success, has died. He was 86.

Police were summoned to his residence Saturday night in Los Angeles, concluding the Maverick died of natural causes.

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Garner starred in hit TV series almost 20 years apart — “Maverick” in the late 1950s and “The Rockford Files” in the 1970s. He also had a notable film career, starring in such classics as “Sayonara” (1957), “The Great Escape” (1963), “The Americanization of Emily” (1964), “Grand Prix” (1966) and “Victor/Victoria” (1982), as well as the TV movies “My Name Is Bill W.” (1989) and “Barbarians at the Gate” (1993). More recent films included “Space Cowboys” (2000) and “The Notebook” (2004). source Continue reading