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Legendary actor James Garner of 'The Great Escape' and 'The Notebook' dies aged 86

He appeared in films over seven decades but is perhaps best known for TV roles in Maverick and the Rockford Files.

LEGENDARY ACTOR JAMES Garner who has appeared in Hollywood films in each of the last seven decades has died at the age of 86 according to numerous reports.

Although a prolific film actor, Garner will probably be best remembered for his roles in the television shows Maverick and the Rockford Files.

His most memorable appearances on the silver screen happened in Murphy’s Romance in 1985 for which he received Academy Award nomination and The Notebook in 2004 for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Nomination.

Among Irish audiences, his most well-known role may well be as Lieutenant Robert Hendley aka “the Scrounger” in The Great Escape.

Garner is survived by his wife Lois Clarke to whom he was married since 1956, their daughter and an adopted daughter from Clarke’s first marriage.

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