Episode 52 – R.I.P. James Garner
Greg and I have enjoyed watching James Garner on TV and movie for as long as we can remember. With his passing last month we wanted to share some of our favorite characters, TV and film that have given us so many great memories.
James Garner Biography
James Garner was “the first draftee from the state of Oklahoma during the Korean [War],” according to the City of Norman Visitors Bureau. He won two Purple Hearts while fighting in Korea… The Norman Visitors Bureau also confirms that James Garner’s birth name was Bumgarner; some sources list it as Baumgarner, with an extra “a”… James Garner is one of many actors to play Raymond Chandler‘s private eye Philip Marlowe. Garner’s turn came in the 1969 film Marlowe, which (improbably) co-starred Bruce Lee.