James Garner is also a very classy man. Nice to his fans.
He was wonderful in "The Americanization of Emily" with Julie Andrews.
No! I hate when my faves die.
Also a proud and passionate liberal. From Wikipedia:
Garner is a strong Democratic Party supporter, contributing over $7,500 to Democrats running for federal office the past seven years, including Dennis Kucinich (for Congress in 2002), Richard Gephardt, John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, and various Democratic committees and groups. Since 1982 Garner has given at least $29,000 to Federal campaigns, of which over $24,000 has been to the Democrats.
On August 28, 1963, Garner was one of several celebrities to join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." In his autobiography, Garner recalled sitting in third row listening to Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
For his role in the 1985 CBS miniseries Space, the character's party affiliation was changed from Republican as in the book to reflect Garner's personal views; Garner said: "my wife would leave me if I played a Republican".
Prior to the entry of ex-San Francisco Mayor (later U.S. Senator) Dianne Feinstein, there was an effort by Democratic party leaders, led by state Senator Herschel Rosenthal, to persuade James Garner to seek the 1990 Democratic nomination for Governor of California.
Apparently his career took off once he dropped the "bum" from "Bumgarner." By all accounts, a great guy.
I think his voice was sexy
Stunning man. He is magnificent in "The Thrill Of It All"
Pete Kuzak in person looks very much like him.
WEHT to his MacMillan & Wife co-star, Susan St. James? She completely disappeared after Kate & Allie went off the air.
Get glasses, R10.
Liked him until I read the crap about supporting Dems.
Rockford Files is on everyday 11AM PT on METV.
I am so tired of politics in every damn thread.
Die in a grease fire, r13.
I thought he had already passed away.
Handsome Jim makes an appearance as The Mystery Guest on What's My Line? He's there to publicize the premiere of The Americanization of Emily.
Dorothy Kilgallen is quite rude to Bennett Cerf in this one. Or, depending on your point of view, Bennett is quite rude to Dorothy.
r11, it was Rock Hudson who starred in McMillon & Wife.
Susan St. James is still married to Dick Ebesol. Seems pretty much retired from acting after Kate & Allie, but still does an occasional guest appearance. She was on one of the Law & Orders a few years back.
r17, so did I.
He was a great driver who apparently did a lot of his own stunts and advised on driving sequences on sets.
Now the important DL questions:
1. Is he gay/bi?
2. Where's the death pool thread? Anybody have him?
Loved him in VICTOR/VICTORIA. Very funny, very sexy.
r16, what an evil thought. So much for democracy, freedom of speech.
He wrote his bio last year but didn't do any publicity for it....made me think he wasn't well.
He began his career playing small roles in big films like Sayonara, but didn't become a weel-known until he played Brett Maverick on Warner TV's MAVERICK.
It originally costarred Garner and Jack Kelly as the brothers Brett and Bart Maverick, who usually alternated every other week as the lead. But Garner was so overwhelmingly popular with audiences that Kelly was gradually phased out.
Garner, like Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood, was one of only a handful of 1950s TV stars who transitioned successfully from TV series to leads in feature films.
But was it an autobiography or a bio written by someone else about him?
I've never heard a bad word said about him.
A generation of men born in the early 1960s were named Brett after his Maverick character.
autobiography r25 (Whoopi Gave away a copy of the book to the audience and talked about him a little on The View to give him some publicity)
He had the sexiest head of dark wavy hair!
I remember seeing him as a kid on TV around 1968-69 as one of the first stars to sport sideburns. It all made me feel a little funny down there.
From a time when leading men were real men. What happened?
Hormones in milk, r32.
MARY, I know..... but I loved him in Murphy's Romance with Sally Field.
He was so much funnier and sexier than Rock Hudson with Doris Day.
Attractive guy. Good actor. But there have been lots of men who were better looking in their prime.
Sally's scoundrel ex who bared his hinder in that picture wasn't bad either, r34.
Was that Brian Kerwin r37? WEHT?
I don't think so, r35. I could see Garner being pushed into violence against Doris, something unthinkable with Hudson.
Did he appear r28 or was Whoopi just being really nice and gave him free publicity?
[quote]From a time when leading men were real men. What happened?
It's all Calvin Klein's fault. He fucked men up in 1982 with this ad:
It started the "Manscaping" and men's "fashion underwear" trends which today have progressed into shaved pubes and brightly colored man panties.
I'm crying as I type.
I once read that he pumped gas to make a living when he arrived in LA.
I'll admit that he was the first name that came to mind when I heard about the Scotty Bowers book that talked about the gay sex ring working out of the gas station.
Garner always seemed a little bitchy/fey in interviews.
Thanks r42. That was very nice of Whoopi to do that. She must absolutly love the guy.
[quote]I'm finding it sad that Betty Bacall will probably outlive him.
Dahlink, *I* vill probably outliff him.