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Love and Loss Dominate the Week's Top PEOPLE Stories | Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Naya Rivera

Love and Loss Dominate the Week's Top PEOPLE Stories

Originally posted 07/26/2014 11:40AM

From wedding bells to wedding gowns, it was a week of new beginnings. But it wasn't without its heartache, too.

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Remembering James Garner: See the 7 Most Memorable Roles of the Rockford Files Star

UpdatePosted 07/21/2014 05:25PM

Remembering James Garner: See the 7 Most Memorable Roles of the Rockford Files Star

Originally posted 07/21/2014 04:30PM

From Westerns to war films, James Garner had a relaxed charisma all his own. As a POW, as a gunfighter, as a private eye, Garner wore his charm like an old sweater – it never went out of style, and it always fit.

In the wake of Garner's death Saturday at the age of 86, let's look back at seven of his most memorable roles, all of which showcase what critic Todd VanDerWerff calls Garner's rare ability to "make his essential James Garner-ness work in just about any situation."

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James Garner: In His Own Words on The Notebook, Maverick and More

James Garner: In His Own Words on The Notebook, Maverick and More

Originally posted 07/21/2014 08:00AM

"There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner," Sally Field said of her costar in the 1985 movie Murphy's Romance. "He was a diamond."

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Screen Good Guy James Garner Dies

James Garner Dies

Originally posted 07/20/2014 05:00AM

James Garner, for more than 50 years one of Hollywood's most likable leading men on the big screen and on TV, died at his Los Angeles home Saturday night, reports TMZ. He was 86.

The star, best known for the Maverick and The Rockford Files TV series, had suffered what had been described as a minor stroke in 2008.

Besides his popular work on the small screen, Garner also appeared opposite Julie Andrews in two critically acclaimed movies, 1964's The Americanization of Emily and 1982's Victor/Victoria. In addition, he costarred opposite Doris Day in The Thrill of It All and Move Over, Darling (both 1963), and added his own charm to perhaps one of the greatest buddy movies of all time, 1963's The Great Escape, with Steve McQueen.

Another box-office hit was the 1966 racing film Grand Prix, which put him in widescreen Cinerama.

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James Garner to Leave Hospital Soon | James Garner

James Garner to Leave Hospital Soon

Originally posted 05/14/2008 09:05AM

James Garner is expected to leave a hospital shortly after having suffered a minor stroke.

The veteran Maverick and The Rockford Files star, 80, was hospitalized Friday after feeling ill, the Associated Press reports.

"He's still in the hospital, but my understanding is he is doing well and will be going home soon," says Garner's publicist. "When, exactly, we have not been told yet."

Garner most recently played Katey Sagal's father in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. In 2005, he was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by his Maverick movie costar Mel Gibson and Garner's Americanization of Emily costar Julie Andrews.

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