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Where was James Garner born?
What was James Garner’s name at birth?
Why did Garner leave the original “Maverick” in 1960?
In what classic war film did Garner co-star with Steve McQueen?
In what Western TV series did Garner star in 1971-72?
On “The Rockford Files,” what was the bum rap that sent Jim Rockford to prison?
On which TV series did Garner *not* work with Stuart Margolin?
Which Maverick makes a cameo in the last episode of the sequel series “Bret Maverick”?
Who was Garner’s co-star in Polaroid commercials?
For what film did Garner earn his only Oscar nomination?
He was born in Oklahoma in 1928. In 2006, a statue of Garner was erected in Norman, across from the theater where he watched movies as a boy.
Warner Bros. shortened his name from Bumgarner to Garner when he signed a contract with the studio in 1956. He changed it legally soon after.
Garner's starting salary on "Maverick" was just $500/week and he was laid off during a writer’s strike. He sued and was released from his contract.
McQueen and Garner costarred in “The Great Escape" and were neighbors in real life. “I think he thought of me as an older brother,” Garner wrote.
"Nichols" was Garner's return to TV in 1971-72. He blamed its cancellation on election preemptions, calling it “one of the best TV shows I’ve done.”
Rockford served 5 years in San Quentin for armed robbery, with Angel (Stuart Margolin) as his cellmate. He was eventually released with a pardon.
Garner saw Margolin on “Love American Style” in 1969 and cast him in “Nichols,” “Rockford,” “Bret Maverick” and the Rockford TV movies in the ‘90s!
21 years after his last appearance on “Maverick” Garner returned for a 1981-82 sequel series. And co-star Jack Kelly joined him on the final episode!
Mariette Hartley and Jim endorsed Polaroid between 1977-1983. And Hartley also guest starred on “Rockford”! “The chemistry was great,” Garner wrote.
“Murphy’s Romance” was Jim’s first and only Oscar nomination. “There are few people I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner,” co-star Sally Field wrote.
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