James Garner's friends, colleagues remember the legendary actor


Lois Garner just told me, "I'll never be the same. My Jim is gone." Her tears speak for all of us. #JamesGarner RIP

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 20, 2014

"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."

RIP actor #JamesGarner who passed away at his Los Angeles home yesterday at the age of 86.

— AFI (@AmericanFilm) July 20, 2014

Garner was "a hell of a driver. He truly was a 'man's man.' Jim was a friend, and when he came to Indianapolis as a spectator and pace car driver we obviously welcomed him with open arms." - Parnelli Jones, two-time Indy 500 winner.

James Garner will always be remembered for HOW HE LIVED not just his work as an actor. Thoughts/Prayers w/ his family #RIP #JamesGarner

— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) July 20, 2014

"My heart just broke. There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner. I cherish every moment I spent with him and relive them over and over in my head. He was a diamond." - Sally Field, who starred with Garner in the 1985 film "Murphy's Romance."

I worked with #JamesGarner on the set of "Murphy's Romance". He was one of the nicest people... He will be missed.

— Carole King (@Carole_King) July 20, 2014

Farewell to American #legend #JamesGarner. We will forever love your romantic comedy movies with #DorisDay

— Doris Day (@DorisDayTribute) July 20, 2014

"R.I.P James Garner. Such a lovely man"- Gary Sinise, who appeared with Garner in the 1989 TV film "My Name is Bill W." (Twitter)

"So sad to hear that James Garner has gone. A real part of my childhood Rockford and the Maverick especially" - actor-comedian Stephen Fry (Twitter)

"Away from home; can't sleep. Now sad to read my dear friend & costar James Garner passed. RIP sweet Jim Rockford" - Marlee Matlin, who appeared with Garner in the 1997 TV film "Dead Silence" (Twitter)

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