The Notebook Star James Garner Dead at 86: A True Maverick!

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James Garner, beloved star of TV and the big screen, has passed away at the age of 86. Although he was best known for his work on TV’s The Rockford Files and in his early days, the western Maverick, he was also a huge presence on film.

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Millions of movie fans will probably most remember him for his touching portrayal of a devoted husband in The Notebook.

Before that, in 2000, he paired with Tommy Lee Jones and Clint Eastwood and shot into orbit in Space Cowboys, and also enjoyed a late career renaissance onscreen opposite Jack Lemmon in 1996’s My Fellow Americans.

We adored his passing the torch role in Mel Gibson’s Maverick which took his ‘50s TV classic and brought it to the silver screen in 1994.

Garner passed away at the age of 86 from natural causes and was one of the most lovable men in Hollywood. He will be deeply missed.

Why not watch The Notebook online and witness one of the man’s greatest works. 

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James Garner is a longtime star of the film industry. His career goes back to 1958. The actor had both knees replaced and had quintuple heart bypass surgery. He's been through it all! Fortunately, Garner quit smoking after the latter operation. We'd list all his movies... but that could take awhile.

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