The Garner Files : A Memoir, Paperback Book

The Garner Files : A Memoir Paperback

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One of Hollywood's great leading men, James Garner boasts a career that spans six decades.

Whether known as Bret Maverick, Jim Rockford, or Noah Calhoun, Garner's mass appeal transcends generations, but few know the true story of his life, now told in his intimate memoir of growing up in Oklahoma and making it in Hollywood.

After suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen.

He went on to become Oklahoma's first draftee of the Korean War and was honoured for his bravery with two Purple Hearts.

Garner eventually returned to Los Angeles where his acting career took off.

Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities - among them Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood - Garner became a star in his own right.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 1-8pp & 1-16pp b-w insert; b-w endpapers
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9781451642612

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Not overly well written but interesting. He seems to have been an all around nice guy in the sense that he stuck up for the downtrodden. He also had a temper, which you'd never know from his TV shows and movies. He stayed out of the limelight and was married to the same woman for 50 years, both rare in Hollywood.

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