James Garner's career: In pictures

Images from the career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86. He starred in a string of hit television shows and films spanning several decades.

The Great Escape One of Garner's most famous films was The Great Escape (1963), with (left to right) Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasance and Richard Attenborough
James Garner in 1960 He rose to fame as the title character in the TV Western series Maverick in the late 1950s
Actor James Garner, right, and his wife Lois are shown in the Trans World Flight Center prior to boarding a TWA Jetliner enroute to London in this Feb. 21, 1964 Garner married TV actress Lois Clarke in 1957 (the couple pictured here in 1964)
James Garner filming Grand Prix Garner filmed part of the 1966 motor racing drama Grand Prix at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent
James Garner and Alan Whicker The US star was interviewed by the legendary Alan Whicker for a BBC documentary on the sport
James Garner with Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini at the Monaco Grand Prix Garner in the seat with Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini in Monaco for Grand Prix
This photo of Garner as Maverick was taken in 1982 This photo of Garner as Maverick was taken in 1982
James Garner Garner finally received his Purple Heart medal in 1983, having been wounded in 1951 with US Forces in Korea
James Garner Garner's glittering career included 1970s TV detective series The Rockford Files, in which he played Jim Rockford
James Garner in The Streets of Laredo Garner played retired Texas Ranger Captain Woodrow Call in TV mini-series The Streets of Laredo in 1998
James Garner starred with Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland He starred with (left to right) Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland in Space Cowboys in 2000
James Garner with Sandra Bullock Garner starred with Sandra Bullock (pictured) and Ellen Burstyn in mother-daughter drama Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, in 2002
James Garner with Michael Douglas and James Woods Garner at the Michael Douglas celebrity golf event in 2002, with Douglas and James Woods
James Garner with Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award Garner was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild in 2005
Actor James Garner covers his mouth at the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Garner, pictured here at the 2005 awards ceremony in Los Angeles, had suffered ill health since a severe stroke in 2008
Actor James Garner poses at the Writers Guild Awards in Hollywood, California in this February 4, 2006 Los Angeles Police told the BBC Garner died of natural causes

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