Tribute to James Garner 7 April 1928 to 19 July 2014

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

The Travelling GourmetTM tells you about Hollywood screen legend James Garner who has gone to the…

MOVIE studio in the sky…

Yes, dear readers, there are only a few things that are certain in life. Change, taxes and death. Well, always look on the bright side. We will always have the movies and TV shows of James Garner to console us…He was a great actor with a very likeable persona.

His closest rival in this genre was “Have Gun Will Travel”


Garner also starred in the classic movie “A man could get killed” in which he played a businessman mistaken for a Company (CIA) officer. With alluring greek star merlina Mercouri.



In “Darby’s Rangers” James Garner played the role of the founder of the intrepid US Army Rangers, Colonel William O. Darby. The US Army Rangers fight on to this day following their motto “Rangers lead the way” in the world’s hot spots like Afghanistan…

The real Colonel William Orlando Darby of the US Army Rangers


James Garner as Maverick with Clint Eastwoood…slugging it out mano a mano!

Maverick was a gambler and adventurer in the Wild West with his heart in the right place…as played by James Garner.


James Garner excelled in the role of pragmatic private investigator Jim Rockford in “The Rockford Files”.

The evocative and haunting jazz theme…

Garner was married to Lois Fleishman since 1956 till his demise. A rarity among the members of the acting profession.

21st Century version of the theme song from “A man couuld get killed”…”Strangers in the night” 🙂

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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