Obituary: James Garner

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Although he had been in poor health in recent years, it was still a shock that one of my favorite actors of all time, James Garner, 86, has passed away. This was a man who had such a hard life growing up as an abused child--one of his stepmothers was a child abuser who should have been locked up in prison--but he somehow overcame that and "lucked" into acting after holding a variety of odd jobs following military service in Korea. Garner was blessed with great looks, but he was more than just a pretty face. . . .

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