Legendary actor James Garner has died at the age of 86. TMZ reports that an ambulance was sent to the actor’s Los Angeles home on Sunday but he was dead when they arrived. The distinctively voiced actor reportedly died of natural causes.
With more than five decades of projects under his belt, Garner was one of those rare actors who had an equally successful career in both television and movies.
On TV he was in not one but two iconic roles as the title characters in 1950s western-comedy “Maverick” and 1970s detective drama “The Rockford Files”. He subsequently appeared in the 1994 “Maverick” film as the father of Mel Gibson’s younger Maverick lead.
He also starred in over fifty films including many iconic titles like “The Great Escape,” “Grand Prix,” “Victor/Victoria,” “The Americanization of Emily,” “Marlowe,” “Hour of the Gun,” “Up Periscope,” “The Art of Love,” “The Fan,” “Barbarians at the Gate,” “My Fellow Americans,” “Space Cowboys,” “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and scored Oscar nominations for roles in “Murphy’s Romance” and “The Notebook”.