James Garner dies at 86

JAMES Garner, who starred in television show The Rockford Files, has died.

Showbiz website TMZ says Garner died at his home on Los Angeles yesterday.

He gained fame on the TV western Maverick, films including The Great Escape and on TV playing the ex-con turned private detective Jim Rockford until 1980.


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He returned to the big screen in 2000 in Clint Eastwood’s old-boys astronaut adventure Space Cowboys.

More recently, he played the role of Duke in The Notebook.

He was 86.