RIP James Garner

As you may have heard by now, legendary actor James Garner passed away over the weekend.

I can’t tell you how sad this makes me. :may38

I’ve always loved James Garner.  Some of my best memories are of sitting with my dad watching Maverick repeats and The Rockford Files.  We were both big fans.  Then later, seeing him in Murphy’s Romance, show up in the Maverick remake as Mel Gibson’s father, & even in The Notebook.  I don’t think there was ever a role he played that I didn’t enjoy.

And I got the feeling he was a really great guy, you know?  Not just as the characters he played, but in real life, too.

I, for one, will miss knowing he’s out there in the world. :may7


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  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    I was so sad when I heard the news. I loved his acting in the shows he was in. It’s sad that a lot of the actors that we grew up watching are getting older and passing away.


    • Heidi says:

      Same here. I worry about Dick Van Dyke & Ed Asner, too. They’re getting older & haven’t been in the greatest health. :may38

  2. Donna A says:

    I had the biggest crush on him for a while. I always like the guy with a sense of humor. RIP

  3. Laura J. says:

    I think I’ve been a little in love with him forever. Such a neat guy. I’ve seen so many tidbits about him that I never heard before (2x purple heart recipient, huge supporter of the civil rights during the 60s even taking part in marches).

    My favorite movie with him in it was Victor Victoria.

    • Heidi says:

      I didn’t know all of that, but it makes me like him even more! Whaaaaa! :may38

      And I *loved* Victor/Victoria! Wasn’t he wonderful in just every dang thing? I’m really sad to know he’s gone.

    • Michel says:

      I will be getting your book as welll! I agree with Sacramento that your blog has truly cehagnd lives. I know that I, for one, have been inspired since it’s inception. Congratulations to you and your wonderful friends!Love, Jean

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