What Happened to James Garner?


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An evening pause: I previously posted a biography of Robert Mitchum by this same filmographer. This one, about James Garner, is equally worth a viewing. And like the Mitchum biography, it shows how humble and ordinary a man Garner was.

Hat tip Willi Kusche.

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4 comments

  • Lee S

    Fascinating…. I never knew what a gentleman he was…
    ( and I love the line “ I never decked anyone that didn’t deserve it”…. that made me smile!)

  • Mike Fortner

    My favorite Rockford file line was when he was have a breakfast on the beach a a taco stand with a prospective client that had just rudely awakened him. “Give me a cup of black coffee and and a taco” Breakfast of champions

  • eddie willers

    “This is Jim Rockford, at the tone leave your name and message. I’ll get back to you”.

    One of my favorite moments in “Rockford”.

    He wakes up tied up in a chair and the bad guys are working him over. He says, “Fellows, why don’t you ask me some questions. If you don’t like the answers, we can always get back to this”.

  • Laurie

    Some quality words there. That he ‘lived his life according to the golden rule’ is somehow consistent with his preferring not to have a (public) memorial service.

    Love is patient and kind; it is not envious nor boastful, neither is it proud. It does not seek to dishonor anyone, nor to esteem one’s self above others.

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