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.

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

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