James Garner was an American actor known for his ability to captivate audience with his acting skills in television and films. He was lauded for his performance in shows, such as ‘Maverick,’ ‘The Rockford Files,’ and ‘8 Simple Rules.’ He worked in more than 50 movies over a period of six decades, delivering several successful films, such as ‘Decoration Day,’ ‘Murphy’s Romance,’ ‘The Great Escape,’ and ‘The Notebook.’ He started his career with a non-speaking role in a Broadway production before he was signed for commercials, television roles, and movies. Owing to the hardships suffered by his family during the Great Depression, James dreamed of earning big. After leaving school, he took up a number of odd jobs, including pumping gas, modeling for bathing suits, etc. He never graduated from an academy or school, but received his diploma from the US Army. He was the winner of various notable awards and is widely known as one of America’s greatest ‘Oscar’ award-nominated actors. He had lasting friendships with Paul Newman and Bill Bixby.