1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

RIP, James Garner

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PCLoadLetter, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

  2. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Sad to hear. I grew up watching "Rockford," and it's mainly what I remember him for, but he did so much more in his career, and if he may have been in some forgettable movies and shows, he would be great in them regardless. RIP.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    My dad was within a couple years of Garner's age, and "Rockford" was his all-time favorite show. And it became one of mine.

    I also loved his understated job in "Murphy's Romance," where he played a 60ish widower who more or less falls into an unexpected romance with mid-30s Sally Field (one of her best roles, too), and it completely works.

    The Jim-Rocky relationship in "Rockford Files" was one of the best father-son dynamics on any teevee series -- ironic because Garner himself had very poor relations with his parents.

    Happy fishing, Jimbo.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    RIP. Loved "The Rockford Files."

    I think the last film I saw with him in it was "Space Cowboys."

    Remember the Polaroid spots?
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Liked him in The Great Escape too.
  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Only took AP like five hours to confirm it.

    Seriously, WTF?
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Rockford Files theme is an all-timer. Show too.

    Killed it with Rowlands in The Notebook.

    Personified cool.
  8. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    I had a huge crush on Jim Rockford.

  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Get ahold a copy of "My Fellow Americans" with him and Jack Lemmon. Very funny film.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    He was great in Maverick, both the movie & TV show.

    And Tank is an underrated movie.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Maverick is one of the few TV Westerns I like, and it is greatness. Back in the dark ages when I covered Friday night football, it would come on at 2 a.m. and I would watch it religiously. Now it's on one of those old TV channels on Saturday nights and I still love it.

    As Bret's old pappy used to say, "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one." And a thousand to one is pretty good odds.

    So long, Bret.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Loved watching this show with my dad too.

    $200 a day, plus expenses.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page