James Garner, real name James Scott Bumgarner was an American actor and producer.



He starred in many television series over more than seven decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western ABC series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective NBC show, The Rockford Files.

James Garner was born on April 7, 1928, in James Scott Bumgarner in Denver, Oklahoma. He was born to German-American parents called Weldon Warren Bumgarner, a widower, and Mildred Scott (Meek), who died five years after his birth. His brother, Charles Bumgarner who was a school administrator and Jack Garner grew together in Denver.



Garner married Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke, whom he met at a party in 1956. They married 14 days later on August 17, 1956. Garner and Clarke married, her daughter Kimberly from a previous marriage was seven years old and recovering from polio.

Garner had one daughter with Lois, published author, songwriter, philanthropist, artist Greta “Gigi” Garner on January 4, 1958.

Is Julia Garner the daughter of James Garner?

No, Julia Garner is not the daughter of James Garner. James Ganner had two children, Kimberly Garner and Gigi Garner.

Who Is Julia Garner?

Julia Garner is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark, for which she has received critical acclaim and won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2020 in addition to one Golden Globe Awards nomination in 2020 for Best Supporting Actress – Television.

She also stars in Shonda Rhimes’ new series Inventing Anna, which premiered on Feb. 11. Based on the New York magazine article about Anna Sorokin, who pretended to be a wealthy German heiress under the name Anna Delvey, the series is sure to be one of Garner’s biggest roles yet.

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