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James Garner

1928 - 2014

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James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor. He played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen; Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964) with Julie Andrews; Cash McCall (1960) with Natalie Wood; The Wheeler Dealers (1963) with Lee Remick; Darby's Rangers (1958) with Stuart Whitman; Roald Dahl's 36 Hours (1965) with Eva Marie Saint; Raymond Chandler's Marlowe (1969) with Bruce Lee; Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) with Walter Brennan; Blake Edwards's Victor/Victoria (1982) with Julie Andrews; and Murphy's Romance (1985) with Sally Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also starred in several television series, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the ABC 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the NBC 1970s private detective show, The Rockford FilesGarner's career and popularity continued into the 21st century with films such as Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood; the animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) (voice work) with Michael J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Garner has received more than 10,369,549 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). James Garner is the 693rd most popular actor (down from 682nd in 2019), the 1,285th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,247th in 2019) and the 343rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Garner ranks 693 out of 9,996Before him are Anthony Mann, Michael Nyqvist, Takashi Shimura, André Antoine, Cléo de Mérode, and John Payne. After him are Annette Bening, Brendan Gleeson, Shelley Duvall, Dean Reed, Lale Andersen, and Bernard Hill.

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Among people born in 1928, James Garner ranks 69Before him are Reynaldo Bignone, Manfred Rommel, Alan J. Pakula, Jim Lovell, János Kornai, and Zhu Rongji. After him are James Randi, Tony Richardson, Carl Woese, Erik Bruhn, Borisav Jović, and Eugene Merle Shoemaker. Among people deceased in 2014, James Garner ranks 47Before him are Maurice Duverger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Pete Seeger, Dobrica Ćosić, Stephanie Kwolek, and Udo Jürgens. After him are Ernesto Laclau, Gyula Grosics, Hans Hollein, Gerald Edelman, Dale T. Mortensen, and Oscar de la Renta.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Garner ranks 1,285 out of 18,182Before him are Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Mike Shinoda (1977), Julius Axelrod (1912), John Payne (1912), and Yonatan Netanyahu (1946). After him are Henry Gantt (1861), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Annette Bening (1958), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Grandma Moses (1860), and Edith Wharton (1862).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Garner ranks 343Before him are Dwight Schultz (1947), Alyson Hannigan (1974), Lisa Kudrow (1963), John Forsythe (1918), Anthony Mann (1906), and John Payne (1912). After him are Annette Bening (1958), Shelley Duvall (1949), Dean Reed (1938), Kelly McGillis (1957), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), and Max Wright (1943).

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