American actor James Garner died at 86


American actor James Garner died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles on 19 July 2014.

Jul 23, 2014 18:46 IST
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American actor James Garner died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles on 19 July 2014.  He was best known for playing a detective Jim Rockford in crime series Rockford Files and also famous for his role in western drama, Maverick.

Garner starred in films such as The Great Escape (1963), The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985) Space Cowboys (2000), and The Notebook (2004).

He was nominated for Oscar Award for his role in Murphy’s Romance. He received Screen Actor’s Guide lifetime achievement award in 2005.

He was nominated for Emmy Award for best actor in the drama series for five consecutive years. Finally he won the award in 1977 for Rockford Files.

Rockford Files was produced by Roy Huggins and writer Stephen J Cannell and it earned three best drama nominations for Emmy Awards from 1978-80. It finally won it in 1980.

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