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James Garner's last days?

The National Enquirer has a story about James Garner being in the final stages of his life after suffering another stroke.

Nobody was better looking in their prime. Nobody. Gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 5104/17/2013

Simply stunning.

by Anonymousreply 104/17/2013

James Garner is also a very classy man. Nice to his fans.

by Anonymousreply 204/17/2013

He was wonderful in "The Americanization of Emily" with Julie Andrews.

by Anonymousreply 304/17/2013

No! I hate when my faves die.

by Anonymousreply 404/17/2013

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.[47]

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".[48]

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.[49][50]

by Anonymousreply 504/17/2013

He was really good in The Notebook.

by Anonymousreply 604/17/2013

Forgot to post a pic. JG on the beach:

by Anonymousreply 704/17/2013

Apparently his career took off once he dropped the "bum" from "Bumgarner." By all accounts, a great guy.

by Anonymousreply 804/17/2013

I think his voice was sexy

by Anonymousreply 904/17/2013

Stunning man. He is magnificent in "The Thrill Of It All"

Pete Kuzak in person looks very much like him.

by Anonymousreply 1004/17/2013

WEHT to his MacMillan & Wife co-star, Susan St. James? She completely disappeared after Kate & Allie went off the air.

by Anonymousreply 1104/17/2013

Get glasses, R10.

by Anonymousreply 1204/17/2013

Liked him until I read the crap about supporting Dems.

by Anonymousreply 1304/17/2013

Rockford Files is on everyday 11AM PT on METV.

by Anonymousreply 1404/17/2013

I am so tired of politics in every damn thread.

by Anonymousreply 1504/17/2013

Die in a grease fire, r13.

by Anonymousreply 1604/17/2013

I thought he had already passed away.

by Anonymousreply 1704/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1804/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1904/17/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2004/17/2013

Loved him in VICTOR/VICTORIA. Very funny, very sexy.

by Anonymousreply 2104/17/2013

r16, what an evil thought. So much for democracy, freedom of speech.

by Anonymousreply 2204/17/2013

He wrote his bio last year but didn't do any publicity for it....made me think he wasn't well.

by Anonymousreply 2304/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2404/17/2013

But was it an autobiography or a bio written by someone else about him?

by Anonymousreply 2504/17/2013

I've never heard a bad word said about him.

by Anonymousreply 2604/17/2013

A generation of men born in the early 1960s were named Brett after his Maverick character.

by Anonymousreply 2704/17/2013

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)

by Anonymousreply 2804/17/2013

Loved him in The Great Escape

by Anonymousreply 2904/17/2013

Get well soon.

by Anonymousreply 3004/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3104/17/2013

From a time when leading men were real men. What happened?

by Anonymousreply 3204/17/2013

Hormones in milk, r32.

by Anonymousreply 3304/17/2013

MARY, I know..... but I loved him in Murphy's Romance with Sally Field.

by Anonymousreply 3404/17/2013

He was so much funnier and sexier than Rock Hudson with Doris Day.

by Anonymousreply 3504/17/2013

Attractive guy. Good actor. But there have been lots of men who were better looking in their prime.

by Anonymousreply 3604/17/2013

Sally's scoundrel ex who bared his hinder in that picture wasn't bad either, r34.

by Anonymousreply 3704/17/2013

Was that Brian Kerwin r37? WEHT?

by Anonymousreply 3804/17/2013

I don't think so, r35. I could see Garner being pushed into violence against Doris, something unthinkable with Hudson.

by Anonymousreply 3904/17/2013

Did he appear r28 or was Whoopi just being really nice and gave him free publicity?

by Anonymousreply 4004/17/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4104/17/2013

no r40... he wasn't there

by Anonymousreply 4204/17/2013

I'm finding it sad that Betty Bacall will probably outlive him.

by Anonymousreply 4304/17/2013

Dustin Hoffman happened, r32.

by Anonymousreply 4404/17/2013

Yeah, Kerwin was hot in that movie. I loved the moustache.

by Anonymousreply 4504/17/2013

Kerwin shows up a lot of , TV

by Anonymousreply 4604/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4704/17/2013

Garner always seemed a little bitchy/fey in interviews.

by Anonymousreply 4804/17/2013

Thanks r42. That was very nice of Whoopi to do that. She must absolutly love the guy.

by Anonymousreply 4904/17/2013

[quote]I'm finding it sad that Betty Bacall will probably outlive him.

Dahlink, *I* vill probably outliff him.

by Anonymousreply 5004/17/2013

I wanted hearts, not diamonds.

by Anonymousreply 5104/17/2013
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