James Garner starred as the calm and cool new lawman - just what his excitable and rambunctious Western mining town needs - in the 1969 comic western, "Support Your Local Sheriff!"
Garner, who died on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 86, was a popular TV and movie star whose great gift was an easy comic sensibility - even in the most dire of straits - that made his Everyman characters (such as on the TV series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files") timeless.
By CBSNews.com senior producer David Morgan
James Garner as the cardsharp "Maverick," in the comic western series that ran from 1957 to 1962. Garner starred during the first few seasons before leaving the show to his character's brothers, Bart and Beau Maverick.
James Garner as Bret Maverick, and Jack Kelly as his brother-in-arms in cards, Bart, in the TV series "Maverick."
Though Garner left the series, he returned to the character in the 1981 NBC series, "Bret Maverick."
James Garner starred in the 1958 World War II actioner "Darby's Ranger," directed by William Wellman.
"The Children's Hour"
In William Wyler's 1961 adaptation of Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour," starring James Garner, Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, a child's lie about a lesbian relationship shatters a family.
"The Great Escape"
James Garner (as "The Scrounger") and Donald Pleasance ("The Forger") take part in a daring break from a World War II prisoner of war camp, in the 1963 adventure, "The Great Escape."
"The Thrill of It All"
Doris Day and James Garner in the 1963 romantic comedy, "The Thrill of It All."
"The Wheeler Dealers"
James Garner and Lee Remick in the comedy, "The Wheeler Dealers" (1963).
"The Americanization of Emily"
In Arthur Hiller's' "The Americanization of Emily" (1964), Julie Andrews stars as an Englishwoman who becomes romantically entangled with an American soldier in WWII London. It was the first of several pairings of Andrews and Garner in movies and TV.
James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in the espionage thriller, "36 Hours."
"Duel at Diablo"
James Garner and Bibi Andersson in the western "Duel at Diablo" (1966), which costarred Sidney Poitier and Dennis Weaver.
James Garner starred as a race car driver in "Grand Prix" (1966).
"Hour of the Gun"
James Garner as Wyatt Earp and Jason Robards as Doc Holliday starred in a tale of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, "Hour of the Gun" (1967).
"Support Your Local Sheriff"
Joan Hackett and James Garner in the western comedy, "Support Your Local Sheriff" (1969).
"Support Your Local Gunfighter"
James Garner and Jack Elam returned in 1970 with the comedy "Support Your Local Gunfighter," co-starring Suzanne Pleshette.
As Raymond Chandler's private eye Philip Marlowe, James Garner knew when to get the draw on Bruce Lee, in "Marlowe" (1969).
In the comedy "Skin Game" (1970), Louis Gossett Jr. and James Garner played con artists in the Old West.
"The Rockford Files"
James Garner as private eye Jim Rockford in the series "The Rockford Files" (1974-80), and returned to the character in several TV movies in the 1990s.
Garner won the first of his two Emmy Awards for "Rockford Files," and received 12 other acting Emmy nominations.
In the late 1970s and early '80s, Garner teamed up with Mariette Hartley in a series of popular TV commercials for Polaroid cameras. Their comfortable banter led many to believe they were actually married.
James Garner (as a doctor not setting the best example) and Lauren Bacall in Robert Altman's satire, "HEALTH" (1982).
James Garner finds himself in a most unusual position in 1930s Paris when he falls for a woman who is actually a man (or so he thinks), in the Blake Edwards comedy, "Victor Victoria" (1982), starring Julie Andrews and Robert Preston.
James Garner questions his heterosexuality, despite Lesley Ann Warren's encouragement, in "Victor Victoria."
James Garner in the 1984 comedy, "Tank."
James Garner received his first and only Oscar nomination for Best Actor for the 1985 romantic comedy "Murphy's Romance," playing a pharmacist whose courting of a divorced mother (Sally Field) is interrupted by the return of her ex-husband (Brian Kerwin).
In the 1986 TV movie "Promise," James Garner must care for his brother (James Woods), an epileptic who also suffers from schizophrenia.
As the film's executive producer, Garner won his second Emmy, for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special.
Having played Wyatt Earp in "Hour of the Gun," Garner returned to the figure for the 1988 comedy, "Sunset," in which Earp is hired to serve as a technical adviser for Western film star Tom Mix (Bruce Willis).
Actor James Garner attends a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Raiders at Memorial Coliseum in L.A., September 29, 1991.
Int he 1994 film "Maverick," based on Garner's '50s TV series, Mel Gibson starred as the card player Bret Maverick while Garner returned, this time on the proper side of the law, as a U.S. Marshall. Jodie Foster costarred as a con artist.
"My Fellow Americans"
Ex-presidents Jack Lemmon and James Garner confer with sitting president Dan Aykroyd in the comedy "My Fellow Americans" (1996).
"One Special Night"
Julie Andrews and James Garner co-starred in a third romance, the 1999 TV movie, "One Special Night."
Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, James Garner and Donald Sutherland are the aging pilots who will save the world in the 20o0 sci-fi flick, "Space Cowboys."
"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
Garner played Sandra Bullock's father in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002).
"8 Simple Rules"
In 2003, following the death of John Ritter, Garner joined the cast of Ritter's TV series "8 Simple Rules," playing the grandfather of Kaley Cuoco.
James Garner and Gena Rowlands in "The Notebook" (2004). Garner received a SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an elderly man relating the tale of a wartime romance.
Julie Andrews presents James Garner with the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Awards, at the 11th annual SAG Awards at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on February 5, 2005 in Los Angeles.
James Garner holds the 41st annual Life Achievement Award backstage at the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Los Angeles.
SAG Lifetime Achievement
Actor James Garner, pictured at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank in January 2005.