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Todd Warnken
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James Garner passed away.

Rockford Files was one of my favorite shows back in the day. Apeared in The Great Escape. Starred in comic westerns Support Your Local Sheriff and Support Your Local Gunfighter.
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Now he was a great actor in many movies and shows. The movie "Support Your Local Sheriff" comes to mind.
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Loved the Rockford Files.
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He'll be missed.
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The Rockford Files is still one of my favourite TV series. I'll be watching an episode or two tonight as a tribute.

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The Rockford Files was always my idea of "TV". You know, you turn it on, flip the channels, and find an episode ten minutes in and start watching. It won't be great, but it will be decent enough to watch. James Garner was great on TV, but my favorite role of his was as the Scrounger on "The Great Escape".

In this part, they have bought up all the potatoes in the prison camp, and everyone is wondering why.



In the next, it has all been converted to moonshine, and the camp celebrates Independence Day.



Good ol' reliable James Garner.
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RIP, James Garner. He reminded me of my dad.
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Farewell Maverick.
Sadly missed.
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His brother was my elementary school principal.

The Atlantic's ode to his career. And another related article.
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Awwwww.....

My wife's favorite movie is Murphy's Romance - we'll watch it tonight
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What made the Jim Rockford character so engaging was he was written and perfectly played so that a viewer could think, "if were just a little bit more clever I could do that."
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Well, he was just passing through on his way to Australia.

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The great thing about James Garner was that he made being likable look so very easy.

RIP, Maverick.
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My father in-law was an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace designing fuel systems for Indy race cars and military aircraft such as the F-15. Every year he had to go and take the family with him to the Indy 500. My wife as a result always got to go and watch the race in the Goodyear luxury suite which she hated. Poor baby.

One year they run into James Garner who was driving the pace car for the race. Garner and my father in-law get into a conversation. Garner really liked my father in-law's Goodyear hat and offered to trade hats with him. My father in-law declines much to the disappointment of my mother in-law. It seems she let her disappointment be known to her husband for the rest of the day.
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My father's side of the family is from Oklahoma (my great-grandfather staked land during the Land Run of 1893, near where Newkirk was later founded) and one of my uncles -- my dad's younger brother -- served in the same unit in Korea with "James Bumgarner".

That's pretty much our closest approach to someone famous, apart from a great-uncle on my mother's side who was distantly related to Gene Autry.

I remember Garner was also in "Barbarians at the Gates" (1993) with Johnathan Pryce and Joanna Cassidy. I don't think it gets played much since it's about "big tobacco". He also did the voice of Commander Lyle Rourke in the Disney movie "Atlantis" (2001). And a short-lived TV series set at the turn of the 20th century called "Nichols", where he played a small-town sheriff/policeman.

And those of us of a certain age can't forget the 300+ Polaroid commercials he did with Mariette Hartley. They were so convincing as a married couple that she had a T-shirt made up that said "I am not James Garner's wife".
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My parents like to talk about when they were poor newlyweds who couldn't afford to go out. Watching Maverick was a Sunday night ritual. It's the only show they talk about from that era.
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This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you.

Not any longer.

On the same day we remember the passing of James Doohan (d. 2005).

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I think I'll take some Poloroids today.

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It was sad hearing this.

I loved Rockford Files, and the Great Escape.

My favorite work is Support Your Local Sheriff.

Back before DVD, VHS, DVR, and cable, that was always a favorite movie to watch if I saw it in the TV Guide when I was a child.
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RIP US Army Korean War Vet with 2 x Purple Hearts. They don;t make them like Mr. Garner anymore.

Also "The Notebook" is a family favorite of ours.
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Support Your Local Gunfighter is part of the free offerings if you're an Amazon Prime member. Think maybe I'll watch it tonight...

(Support Your Local Sheriff is there, too, but not free - a $3 rental or so)
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