James Garner

James Scott Bumgarner, alias James Garner, was an American actor who began his career in the mid-1950s and worked in the entertainment industry for over six decades. He had roughly 100 acting credits up till the end of his career in 2010. He is most recognized for his roles in The Rockford Files, Maverick, Murphy’s Romance, Decoration Day, The Notebook, and 8 Simple Rules.

 Profession and Net Worth

James Garner has net worth at the time of his death was roughly $20 million. Here are a few examples of his earnings and pay.

  • In 1956, he was paid roughly $2000 a week for his role in Warner Bros.
  • In 1974, he was paid approximately $100,000 per episode of The Rockford Files.
  • His annual remuneration as a television and radio spokesperson for Mazda cars, plus one Mazda vehicle, was $1 million from 1985 to 1989

In terms of his career, in brief, he made his acting debut in the television series Warner Brothers Presents. During the same time period, he appeared in the films Brink of Hell as Lt. Col. Joe Craven and The Girl He Left Behind as Lt. Col. Joe Craven.

Following that, he appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Conflict, Cheyenne, The Children’s Hour, Maverick, The Americanization of Emily, A Man Could Get Killed, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Nichols, Bret Maverick, My Fellow Americans, The Last Debate, and 8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter.

James Garner’s Bio in Brief

On April 7, 1928, in Norman, Oklahoma, the United States, Weldon Bumgarner and Mildred Bumgarner gave birth to James Scott Bumgarner. When he was about five years old, his mother died, and his two elder brothers were transferred to live with their relatives. In 1934, his father remarried and the family was reunited, but his stepmother was forced to leave because she was abusive to James and his brothers.

The end of life

On July 19, 2014, at the age of 86, James Garner died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

What was James Garner’s wife’s name?

James, the late actor, was married. On August 17, 1956, he exchanged wedding vows with his lover Lois Clarke. When discussing their love story, they mentioned that they married just two weeks after meeting at a rally.

CAPTION: James Garner with his wife Lois Clarke(SOURCE: pinterest)

The couple had a daughter named Greta Garner, and James was also the stepfather of Kim’s previous marriage’s daughter.


  • . He was inducted into the ‘Western Performers Hall of Fame’ in 1990.
  • In the year 2005, he was honored into the ‘Western Performers Hall of Fame.’
  • In addition, the Television Critics Association presented him with the ‘Career Achievement Award’ in 2010.

Facts of James Garner

 Date of Birth: 1928 , April-7
 Date of Death: 2014 , July-19
 Age: 93 years old
 Birth Nation: United States of America
Birth Name James Scott Bumgarner
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
Profession Actor and Producer
Married to Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke
Children 2
Education University of Oklahoma
Siblings Jack Garner

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