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James Garner, Rockford Files star, dies aged 86
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James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, has died aged 86.

Garner had suffered ill health since a severe stroke in 2008.

Garner's greatest successes were in the 70s and 80s as private investigator Jim Rockford and also the poker-playing Bret Maverick in the Western comedy.

The actor was also Oscar-nominated for best actor in 1986 for the romantic comedy Murphy's Romance, playing a small town pharmacist. He also starred alongside Doris Day in Move over Darling.
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