James Garner died of natural causes in his Los Angeles-area home Saturday evening. He was 86.
The legendary actor had a very successful career that included appearances in more than 50 films. Here are four things to remember about James Garner:
- The actor was born in Norman, Oklahoma and lived there until his teenage years when he moved to Los Angeles.
- James Garner joined the United States Merchant Marine near the end of World War II. He was a good worker but suffered from seasickness.
- His acting career began in the 1950s and got his big break in the comedy Western series Maverick in 1957.
- James Garner soon became a film and TV star, starring in films such as The Great Escape, Murphy’s Romance and The Notebook and detective series The Rockford Files. He received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Murphy’s Romance.
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