James Garner

Born:  April 7, 1928, Norman, Oklahoma

Died:  July 19, 2014, Brentwood, California


1956:  Brink of Hell, The Girl He Left Behind

1957:  Shoot-Out At Medicine Band, Sayonara

1958:  The Young Invaders

1959:  Up Periscope, Alias Jesse James

1960:  Cash McCall

1961:  The Children’s Hour

1962:  Boys’ Night Out

1963:  The Great Escape, The Thrill of It All, The Wheeler Dealers, Move Over Darling

1964:  The Americanization of Emily, 36 Hours

1965:  The Art of Love

1966:  A Man Could Get Killed, Duel At Diablo, Mister Buddwing, Grand Prix

1967:  Hour of the Gun

1968:  How Sweet It Is!, The Pink Jungle

1969:  Support Your Local Sheriff!, Marlowe

1970:  A Man Called Sledge

1971:  Support Your Local Gunfighter, Skin Game

1972:  They Only Kill Their Masters

1973:  One Little Indian

1974:  The Castaway Cowboy

1980:  HealtH

1981:  The Fan

1982:  Victor/Victoria

1984:  Tank

1985:  Murphy’s Romance

1988:  Sunset

1992:  The Distinguished Gentleman

1993:  Fire In The Sky

1994:  Maverick

1996:  My Fellow Americans

1998:  Twilight

2000:  Space Cowboys

2001:  Atlantis: The Lost Empire

2002:  Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

2004:  The Notebook

2006:  The Ultimate Gift

2007:  Terra


Academy Award Nomination:  Best Actor, Murphy’s Romance (1985)

Golden Globe Awards:  Most Promising Newcomer-Male, Sayonara (1957); Best Actor-Miniseries/TV Movie, Decoration Day (1990); Barbarians At The Gate (1993)
Nominations:  Best Actor-Musical/Comedy, The Wheeler Dealers (1963); Best Actor-TV Drama, The Rockford Files (1977); The Rockford Files (1978); The Rockford Files (1979); Best Actor-Musical/Comedy, Bret Maverick (1981); Best Actor-TV Movie/Miniseries, Heartsounds (1984); Best Actor-Musical/Comedy, Murphy’s Romance (1985); Best Actor-TV Movie/Miniseries, Promise (1986); Breathing Lessons (1994)

Screen Actors Guild Award:  Life Achievement Award (2004)
Nominations:  Best Male Actor-TV Movie/Miniseries, The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994); The Rockford Files: A Blessing In Disguise (1995); Legalese (1998); Best Supporting Male, The Notebook (2004)


Photo by Alan Light