James Garner passed away at 86 years old!

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    An American icon. Great actor, great star. People will enjoy his work as long as people love to be entertained.
     
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    Such a strong yet incredibly sympathetic and vulnerable leading man. He had the unenviable task of playing Audrey Hepburn's conflicted, doubting fiancee in "The Children's Hour". With that film about to debut on Blu I'm sure many will be discovering that fascinating performance, or rediscovering it. He is also tops in 2 of Doris Day's sparkling comedies, "The Thrill of It All!" and "Move Over, Darling". Equally charming opposite Julie Andrews in 2 very different films - "The Americanization of Emily" and "Victor/Victoria".

    First Elaine Stritch and now James Garner. This is a very difficult week.

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    Shaking his hand was one of my best thrills of my lfie. I will honor him by watching one of his films today. Man, I can't tell you how sad I feel right now.
     
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    Another article about him. I love the below quote in bold from him as it kinds of remind me of myself about the role of Bret Maverick and his fondness for being lazy. It's the main reason why I never got married. Wives put you to work too much for my taste.
    http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/james-garner-of-maverick-rockford-files-dies-at-86-1201265361/
     
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    Should be added that Garner is also part of the Disney Universe, having voiced the role of Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" in 2001.
     
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    He also made some live action films for them. Castaway Cowboy and One Little Indian are on DVD.
     
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    Oh how could I have forgotten those!? So many great films, such an impressive body of work. He was one in a million.
     
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    James Garner passed in his LA home last night at age 86. Condolences to the family. He's leaving an amazing legacy for fans worldwide.

    My favorite show's always been Rockford Files.
     
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    He made some great films RIP.Grand Prix is on BBC2 this afternoon, always wanted to see this in Cinerama.
     
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    I'll be playing the theme from Rock tomorrow. huge huge loss. RIP
     
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    This is very sad news. He was such a terrific actor and personality. While I love his film work, he really shined for me in his iconic TV role of Jim Rockford.

    RIP.
     
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    Maverick and the Rockford Files are two of my favourite shows...and for me, I allways regarded James Garner as one of my favourite Film actors...James Stewart and Jack Lemmon being the others...they're all gone now...he should have been given a career achievement Oscar, at the very least.
     
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    The man leaves behind a huge legacy of wonderful performances.
     
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    Yeah, my film tribute will be an afternoon viewing of The Americanization of Emily on BD.
     
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    Sad news for sure. I believe that leaves Sir Richard Attenborough as the sole surviving major star from that amazing cast of The Great Escape.
     
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    James Garner has passed away.
     
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    Isn't John Leyton still alive.
     
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    I stand corrected, you are right, he is still alive.
     
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    RIP, James Garner. A favorite, always.
     

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