James Garner Dead at 86 the Golden Age of TV Westerns Loses Another Star


James Garner Dead at 86 the Golden Age of TV Westerns Loses Another Star

Actor James Garner has been reported to be dead at the age of 86 and the golden age of the TV western has lost another star. The six foot two inch tall actor was just one of several young men who starred in television tales of the old west. He did get the jump on most of his contemporaries by playing the lead in the 1956 series Maverick. Clint Eastwood, whom Garner would work with later in the 2000 film Space Cowboys, did not start work in Rawhide till 1959 and he was not the star, or co-star, but part of an ensemble cast when he began in the eternal trail drive. Clint Walker did beat James to the punch by one year by starring in Cheyenne as the title character Cheyenne Brodie

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2 thoughts on “James Garner Dead at 86 the Golden Age of TV Westerns Loses Another Star”

    1. Agreed! I remember years ago, I worked with Mr. Garner’s cousin, sadly, his cousin’s family did not speak to the star’s branch of the family. I couldn’t understand how that had occurred as everyone told of how nice the actor was. Anyway, a long winded way of saying that like you, I found him to be charming and a great guy! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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