James Garner

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Biography

  • Birth Name: James Scott Bumgarner
  • Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/07/1928, Aries
  • Date of Death: 07/19/2014
  • Profession: Actor
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James Garner Fast Facts:
  • Drafted into the Korean War, during which he was awarded two Purple Hearts.
  • First acting job was a non-speaking role in a Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, starring Henry Fonda.
  • Won a Clio Award for the popular Polaroid TV commercials he appeared in with Mariette Hartley in the late 1970s.
  • Maverick and The Rockford Files, his two best-known series, both ended in lawsuits, each of which Garner won.
  • In 2006, a statue of him as Bret Maverick was unveiled in his hometown of Norman, OK.
  • Suffered a stroke in 2008.
  • James Garner Relationships:
  • Greta 'Gigi' Garner-Hewitt - Daughter
  • Jack Garner - Brother
  • Charles Bumgarner - Brother
  • Kimberly Garner - Stepdaughter
  • Mildred Bumgarner - Mother
  • Weldon Bumgarner - Father
  • Lois Clarke - Wife
  • James Garner Awards:
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Single Program--Drama or Comedy - Winner
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1958 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1978 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male TV Performer - Winner
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program - Winner
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States

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