James Garner, The Maverick Who Earned 12 Golden Globe Nominations

by HFPA July 20, 2014

JAMES GARNER

James Garner, who shot to fame in the 1950s as the charming and dry-witted gambler on the hit TV western Maverick and earned 12 Golden Globe nominations, winning three times, died at his home aged 86. The Oklahoma-born Garner, who also starred in the long-running TV series The Rockford Files, amassed more than 80 movie and TV-movie credits during his 50-year career. His Golden Globe wins were for Best Promising Newcomer in 1958, Best Actor in a TV movie for Decoration Day in 1991 and Barbarians at the Gate in 1994. Garner, who lived in Los Angeles, underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery in 1988 and suffered a stroke in 2008. He had been in poor health for some time.