Film and television world pays tribute to actor James Garner

21. října 2014 v 23:39
The American film and television world reacted with sadness on Sunday to news of the death of the Emmy winning actor James Garner, who died in Los Angeles at the age of 86.The Star Trek star William Shatner said: "Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of James Garner this morning."Garner, who had open-heart surgery in 1988 and suffered a stroke in 2008, was reported to have died of natural causes.Born in Norman, Oklahoma, on 7 April 1928, he began his acting career in the 1950s, after serving in the Korean war, in which he was wounded twice. He was best known for his roles as a wise-cracking Wild West card sharp, in Maverick, and an ex-con turned private eye in The Rockford Files.Primarily known as a star of the small screen - he made a number of Rockford Files TV movies, despite leaving the regular series in 1980 - Garner gained one Oscar nomination, for the 1985 romantic comedy Murphy's Romance, in which he played a small-town druggist opposite Sally Field.

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