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James Garner, Of The '70s TV Show 'The Rockford Files,' Dies

NPR | July 20, 2014 8:53 a.m.

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Giles Snyder

Actor James Garner died Sunday at age 86.

Actor James Garner died Sunday at age 86.

AP

Actor James Garner, whose rugged but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.

Los Angeles police confirm that Garner was found dead of natural causes at his home in Brentwood.

Garner had a long career and remained active as a TV and film actor well into his 70s. He was nominated for an Oscar for 1985’s Murphy’s Romance.

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