Damn. I was just about to shut down the computer and head to bed when I read that James Garner has passed away at age 86. It's a shock: hell, it was only a month ago that I was reading his autobiography.
Garner has been
one of my favorite actors for as long as I can remember. His iconic
portrayals of Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford are indelibly imprinted in
our pop culture memory, and even if those were his only accomplishments
as an actor, he'd be a legend. But he was more than that. A fine,
thoughtful actor, a veteran, a charming curmudgeon.
I miss him already.