James Garner Overview

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Born: April 07, 1928

Date of Death: July 19, 2014 The son of an Oklahoma carpet layer and part Cherokee Indian, James Garner dropped out of high school at 16 to join the Army and merchant marines before working as a male model. During his service, he worked in a variety of jobs and received the Purple Heart when he was wounded during the Korean War. His professional acting career commenced with a non-speaking part in the Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1954), in which he was also assigned to... See All


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