Sunday, July 20, 2014

RIP James Garner

James Garner known for his portrayal of the fast drawing but cowardly gambler Bret Maverick passed away on Saturday July 19, 2014. Garner was an American treasure and succeeded in both TV and films. Considered a man's man on the screen Garner was a pussycat according to his wife, daughter and his many friends. Jim is remember for his portrayal of Bret Maverick on the long running  TV series 'Maverick' [1957-1962] and 'The Rockford Files' [1974-1980] also for such film roles as "The Great Escape" [1963], "Grand Prix" [1966], "Duel at Diablo" [1966], "Support Your Local Sheriff" [1969], "Support Your Local Gunfighter" [1971], "Victor Victoria" [1982] and "Space Cowboy" [2000]. Garner replaced Tommy Lee Jones as Captain Woodrow Call in "The Streets of Laredo" [1999]. He made only one Euro-western "A Man Called Sledge" [1970] as outlaw leader Luther Sledge. An American Icon we won't see the likes of again.


  1. Biltmore: Both he and Dennis Weaver disliked working in Spain. Delaurentiis offered them both other films and they both turned him down. While in Spain Weaver told Variety he was offered a number of other western roles, but in the end he also turned them down .other 'westerns' that he was

  2. I can't believe "Maverick" is gone. Just the other day he was this iconic cowboy actor and now he is gone. I will miss him. James Garner was one of my favorites and always will be. We miss you, Jim.