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James Garner, Witty, Handsome Leading Man, Dies at 86
Garner, the wry and handsome leading man who slid seamlessly between
television and the movies but was best known as the amiable gambler Bret
Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth Jim
Rockford in the 1970s series “The Rockford Files,” died on Saturday
night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.
His publicist, Jennifer Allen, said he died of natural causes.
was a genuine star but as an actor something of a paradox: a
lantern-jawed, brawny athlete whose physical appeal was both enhanced
and undercut by a disarming wit. He appeared in more than 50 films, many
of them dramas