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notahomer
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:12 am

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James Garner was found deceased in his home (natural causes) last Saturday July 19. Garner was 86 when he passed on. I loved Garner in the Rockford Files but many seem to remember him for his role in Maverick. I liked his attitude on/off the screen. He was one of those types who fought hard for the rights of actors.

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Wonderful guy. So nice. No scandals. Physically abused by his step mom as a youngster. Wounded twice in Korean War.

An actor truly beloved by his fans.

As noted by nota, fought against studio business misdealings.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:25 am

The original Maverick

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Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:19 pm

Always liked Garner and he seemed to be a low profile class guy on and off the screen. Rockford Files was one of my favourite shows of all time.

RIP
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:24 pm

Blue In BC wrote:Always like Garner and he seemed to be a low profile class guy on and off the screen. Rockford Files was one of my favourite shows of all time.

RIP
It still is a favourite show in re-runs. Rockford Files.

The Notebook role was very poignant.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:09 pm

Very quietly one of my favourite actors. Liked his understated style and deliberate eschewing of the typical macho male roles often portrayed in movies and TV shows.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:17 pm

always one of my favorites. Also got to respect a guy, and his wife, who stay married for so long.
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Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:19 pm

Two television shows I used to watch with my late grandfather (early 90's) were Rockford Files and the Equalizer......

Denzel Washington has the starring role in a film remake of the TV Show the Equalizer.... I saw it today, okay I guess. I really enjoy a lot of the roles Denzel takes on. Kinda left open for a sequel (this plot-line ended but the character seemed to be willing to continue).

There have been rumours and plans over the past five years or so, of a Rockford Files movie.

I have to admit, it is a thing movie studios are going to get me to go to (remakes of TV shows I used to watch). I resisted the Dukes of Hazzard. Couldn't resist the Equalizer. Will go Rockford Files if it ever gets made....

Obviously film allows for a lot more violence than TV ever did, the film the Equalizer was certainly like watching an episode of '1000 ways to die' with a script. I doubt my grandfather would have enjoyed the film but the character (a good ex-service, willing to stand up for little guy/gal in the face of criminals) seemed true to the TV Show....

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