POCILLO CUP 4 (JULY 21)

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JAMES GARNER

JAMES GARNER

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to actor James Garner, who died on Saturday aged 86.
The star died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home.
Sally Field, who starred alongside the actor in the 1985 romantic comedy Murphy’s Romance, said her heart just broke.
Tom Selleck, who guest-starred in Garner’s series The Rockford Files, said James was a mentor, friend, and will be missed.
Garner famously played the laconic private investigator Jim Rockford in the long running series which ran for 122 episodes from 1974 to 1980.
Earning him an Emmy for the role in 1977.
The actor went on to be Oscar-nominated for best actor in 1986 for the romantic comedy Murphy’s Romance, co-starring Sally Field, in which he played a small town pharmacist.
Oklahoma-born Garner joined the US Army and fought in Korea. He was injured in 1951 and received a Purple Heart in 1983.
His acting career began when he landed a nonspeaking role in the 1954 Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.

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