August 2, 2001 |
Charming as ever, James Garner sits down for a low-key chat with Robert Osborne on a new installment of the cable interview series "Private Screenings" (5 and 8 p.m., TCM). Garner, 73, who moved from Oklahoma to California in 1945 and says he "did a little bit of everything" before finally getting into acting, has always preferred work to interviews ("I got tired of talking about myself").
July 20, 2000 |
With an eleventh-hour assist from Hollywood, two environmental groups posted a $250,000 bond Wednesday required to block logging on a tract of unprotected redwoods in the Headwaters Forest near Eureka. A judge had given the Sierra Club and the Environmental Protection Information Center until Wednesday to come up with the money, intended to offset income losses that may be suffered by the company that sought to log about half of the 1,000-acre tract.
April 12, 2000 |
CBS' medical drama "Chicago Hope" gets an infusion of new blood Thursday when Emmy Award-winner James Garner checks in for a four-episode stint. The veteran actor plays Hugh Miller, the ruthless head of an HMO who causes havoc among the doctors when he decides to slash the budget after his company buys the hospital. "They don't know if I'm a good guy or a bad guy," says Garner, who starred in the classic TV series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files." "I don't know myself yet," he says.
October 3, 1998 |
Still haven't seen enough lawyers? Between prime-time dramas, reruns and virtually nonstop talking heads on the news, it's becoming hard to find a television moment that isn't occupied--preoccupied, perhaps--with the most minute convolutions of the law. And it doesn't show signs of abating any time soon. Consider "Legalese," a new TNT original film for television. The title alone makes it clear that the viewer is in for yet another romp through the legal system.
May 25, 1997 |
Can stratospheric high finance, which appears so tedious and complicated on paper, really be this much of a hoot? Former Nabisco president F. Ross Johnson (James Garner, right) delivers one-liners, double-entendres and sight gags in a wheeling-dealing Wall Street atmosphere polluted by greed, deception and tobacco smoke (HBO early Tuesday at 12:15 a.m.).
February 16, 1997 |
If Jack Garner were to read his own biographical card, as he read the bios of LPGA players before they teed off on the first hole in Saturday's second round of the Los Angeles Women's Championship at Oakmont Country Club, it might go something like this: Ladies and gentlemen, on the first tee. . . . An 18-year teaching professional at Oakmont Country Club, who once built a golf course by hand. . . .
November 27, 1994 |
"This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message. I'll get back to you." "The Rockford Files" have been reopened after 15 years of inactive status. Emmy Award-winning James Garner, who starred in the popular 1974-79 NBC series, is back as the ex-con Los Angeles private investigator Jim Rockford in "The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.," airing Sunday on CBS. Garner also is set to star in five more "Rockford Files" movies over the next two years.
August 11, 1994 |
Goldilocks is a biologist hoping to hang radio collars on anthropomorphic bears. The Three Little Pigs become porcinistas , vanquishing an imperialist glutton of a wolf. Chicken Little gets tied up in litigation. And a little book showcasing these tales flies off bookstore shelves faster than Jack could climb an organic beanstalk. The bits about Goldilocks, pigs and poultry come from "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories," a pocket-sized volume by James Finn Garner (Macmillan, 1994)
May 29, 1994
Reading your Summer Sneaks article on James Garner ("Was, Is and Always a Maverick," by Carla Hall, May 15) reminded me of an oft-repeated family story. My father, who was an avid amateur golfer, played in a pro-am game sometime in the late '60s. After the first 18 holes, he introduced my mother, who was quite star-struck, to Garner, who was playing in the tournament. My mother, trying to be cute and clever, said, "Hmmm, James Garner. I don't think I'm familiar with the name." Well, according to my mother, Garner, in typical Rockfordesque fashion, looked at her and said, "That's OK, lady, I don't know you either."