James Garner April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014

James Garner April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014
James Garner April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014 He wanted to be remembered with a smile.

The Garner Files

The Garner Files
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Monday, April 26, 2010

One of Jim's Birthday Presents

Gigi Garner sent me this the other day. It was a birthday present for Jim from the artist Pete Emslie. Neat, huh?

Jim Garner from The Great Escape

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    New York, N.Y., Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – Simon & Schuster will publish legendary actor James Garner’s memoir THE GARNER FILES on November 8, 2011.

    One of Hollywood’s great leading men, James Garner boasts a career that spans six decades. Whether known as Bret Maverick, Jim Rockford, or Noah Calhoun, Garner’s mass appeal transcends generations, but few know the true story of his life, now told in his intimate memoir of growing up in Depression-era Oklahoma and making it in Hollywood.

    After suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen. He went on to become Oklahoma’s first draftee of the Korean War and was honored for his bravery with two Purple Hearts. Garner eventually returned to Los Angeles where his acting career took off. Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities – among them Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood – Garner became a star in his own right. Despite struggles with stage fright and depression, he threw himself into his work and was known in the public eye as one of the most revered actors of his generation. James Garner’s memoir explores the deeply personal and professional relationships that have helped shape his life.

    Written with Jon Winokur, THE GARNER FILES offers a compelling portrait of the life of a true Hollywood legend and household name as he navigates the turmoil and unpredictability of a life on screen.

    James Garner commented: “I’ve avoided writing a book until now because I’m really pretty average and I didn’t think anyone would care about my life. I’m still a little uncomfortable, but I finally agreed, because people I trust persuaded me that people might be interested, and because I realized it would allow me to acknowledge those who’ve helped me along the way. I talk about my childhood, try to clear up some misconceptions, and even settle a score or two.”

    Jonathan Karp said, “This book is charming and disarming and always entertaining – just like James Garner, or Jim Rockford, or Bret Maverick. And it’s the story of a big American life, from growing up in Oklahoma during the Depression to the Korean War and to Hollywood stardom.”

  2. Thanks! I blogged that here too! I already pre-ordered my copy from Amazon.com. Not that I'm excited or anything.....