Contact Us

Actor James Garner Dies [VIDEO]

Subscribe to B98.5 on

One of my favorite actors is dead. I developed a crush on James Garner when he starred in the TV show ‘Rockford Files.’ First it was his smile, and then it was his acting.

I have three favorite Garner roles. Obviously, one of them was from the movie ‘Maverick.’ Country music’s best came out to co-star in the comedy about a gambler who overcomes hilarious hurdles trying to get to a high-stakes poker game. I thought casting Garner as Maverick’s father was a perfect choice, considering I used to watch reruns of the TV show ‘Maverick,’ starring Garner, when I was a kid!

Another of my favorites has to have been in ‘My Fellow Americans.’ Garner and Jack Lemmon play former Presidents of the United States who are running from the police for something they didn’t do. Hilarity ensues! I’ve included the trailer for that movie in this post.

Top of my list, though, was in the movie ‘Murphy’s Romance’ with Sally Field. Garner plays a colorful, headstrong owner of the local pharmacy who meets a new woman in town (Field) and proceeds to woo her. Murphy is considerably older than Emma, so it’s an idea he has to ease her into. The acting in the movie is amazing and Garner proves that he could still play the romantic screen lead. This is one of my all-time favorite chick flick indulgences.

Yahoo! reports that Garner, born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, Oklahoma, died at home Saturday night of natural causes. He was 86.

Best of B98.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Stinger's Scoop Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Stinger's Scoop Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.