James Garner (April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014); Rest in Peace

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We lost a beautiful man yesterday. Beautiful in every sense of the word. Screen legend James Garner has died at the age of 86.

Now cracks a noble heart.—Good night, sweet prince,

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

From an online obituary:

Amiable film and television actor James Garner, who starred in popular television series, “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files,” died Saturday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 86.

Like many popular leading men of Hollywood’s heyday, Garner boasted all-American good looks and a winning personality that carried him through comedy and drama alike. Garner won two Emmys and racked up a total of 15 nominations. …

Born James Bumgarner in Norman, Okla., he left high school to become a merchant seaman before moving to Los Angeles, enrolling at Hollywood High and then returning to Norman, where he joined the Oklahoma State National Guard.

He briefly went to work in his father’s carpeting business in Los Angeles until being called for duty in the Korean War. He served more than a year in the Korean peninsula and was awarded the Purple Heart before his discharge in 1952. He studied business administration at the U. of Oklahoma but left after a semester, ready to move towards acting. …

He won the Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award in 2005.

Garner is survived by his wife, the former Lois Clarke, to whom he was married since 1956; daughter Greta “Gigi” Garner; and an adopted daughter, Kimberly, from Clarke’s first marriage.

Another obituary says that he’ll …

likely be best remembered for a James Garner persona that seemed inseparable from the real-life man: professional, unruffled, witty and never too impressed with himself.

More about the late, great James Garner here.

Condolences to his friends and family and especially to his wife of 58 years.


95 responses to “James Garner (April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014); Rest in Peace

  1. Ann speaks…. once again …love that girl …. a cup of O’ ?


    • “Contracepting is a mortal sin. Sex (all. of. it.) outside of marriage is mortal sin. Missing Mass on Sunday for no good reason is mortal sin.”

      Uh, missing mass on Sunday a mortal sin?

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        I appreciate, Ann, too. One may not concur with her strict Catholicism, but one cannot fault her for it either.

        A certain blogger, whom is known to many who post here, has claimed to be a prophet (Matthew 24:5). This self-proclaimed prophet (and believe me, I have nothing against this person. If this individual gave credit to the source of their foreknowledge I would not criticize because this person is, often, quite right. I digress. As I’ve expressed here before, this person has plagiarized the the teachings of another, now deceased, who prophesied that the Catholic Church and its Pope would be the End Time Beast ushering in the one world religion. So many claims to the truth while it appears, AT THE PRESENT TIME, that it is Islam which is the end time beast. We shall see. Shortly. VERY shortly. Pope Francis still cannot be ruled out. His appearance, proclamations, and Benedict’s practically unprecedented “retirement” are all cause for speculation.

        It matters not all all which human is right. It only matters that God is right. And He clearly set out very signs for the day and age we live in.

        Peace be with you…..

        • Door number three? http://www.rightsidenews.com/2014072634630/life-and-science/culture-wars/is-president-obama-a-muslim.html

          “… We will look at things Obama has said, things that he has done, things that we know to be true. Just because he says he is a Christian doesn’t make it so. There are many who claim to be Christians who don’t know anything about what a true Christian is. …

          Christians are being deceived.

          How many Christians voted for Obama because he said he was a Christian? Many Christians voted for Obama because he said he was a Christian. Our concern is that so many Christians have so little discernment on things like this. Jesus warned of the day when some would come in His name saying they were followers of Christ, when they were not.

          Another aspect we most look at is that specifically in Islam Muslims are permitted to lie. There are those who think they are Christians and are not, but we must understand that Muslims can pretend to be Christians if it will advance the cause of Islam. This is allowed because the Qur’an says that Allah is the “greatest of deceivers.” …”

          That last sentence alone rather clinches it, doesn’t it? I mean, who is the Father of Lies? There’s one quote that I do know, RW:

          You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” from John 8:44

          That article cited above ends with an interesting analysis of why Obama is pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality (without mentioning the possibility that he himself is gay). The bottom line is that both promote Islam because when non-Muslims are aborted, then Muslims increase their relative population, and when homosexuality is promoted, those people, non-Muslims, don’t procreate.

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