James Garner spent decades as a Hollywood star entertaining fans before he died of natural causes in 2014 at the age of 86. Now, his daughter Gigi Garner is awakening his memory by contacting his fans who are still dedicated to him to this day.
Gigi Garner talks about her father
“I hear from her fans regularly, and it helps,” Gigi told Closer Weekly. “And the revival of television shows like ‘Maverick,’ ‘Brett Maverick,’ ‘The Rockford Files,’ and movies like ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘The Notebook’ – these things keep his name relevant and seem to gain more fans.” Now. “
“It’s a challenge, but the fans are helping me,” the 62-year-old film producer added. “And I try to give them a taste that on my social media platforms like Twitter and the official James Garner Facebook page he was really a person. I want people to know my father as a considerate, loving, kind, generous person who is not just a personality in television or movies. “
Garner rose to fame by playing Brett Maverick in the 1950s television series Ivonic series “Maverick.”
After decades of long careers in film and television, Garner worked until his death. Right fans remember him fondly for his acting characters, with Gigi saying that he is nothing like the men he has acted on screen.
“The truth about my dad is that people think he’s just like he was on TV, but he had a lot of personality,” he explained. “He was funny and cheerful; In fact, the person I know the funniest is so funny and fast. At the same time he was somewhat shy and introverted. ”
Garner was a purple heart-winning veteran
From under Garner most of the nature of the world could probably have lived his life before Hollywood. Before playing the role of “Maverick”, Garner served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded two purple hearts after being wounded twice.
Related: Five Famous Recipients of Purple Hearts
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After a difficult childhood and a career in the military, Garner never acknowledged his success in Hollywood. He was determined to build a better life for himself and his family.
“He had a very different mindset and went a lot differently than other people, even in the industry, about something like that,” Gigi said. “The basic idea of his moral values was he was truly an exemplary man. It was not a popular thing to do when he traveled to Washington with Martin Luther King. Under threat, he sued in a large studio, ‘You will never work in this city again.’ Of course ‘Maverick,’ of course. He won the case. He also ‘sued Rockford.’ My father was very convinced of his faith and if he believed he was okay, he was going to stand up for him. ”
Gigi wants to keep his memory memorable
Gigi hopes to keep Garner’s legacy alive in real life.
“I don’t see my dad as some TV star or movie star,” he said. “I look at him like,‘ Oh, that’s my dad. ’Just like you look at your father. However I realize that I am very lucky that I want to see him anytime because he has become immortal in film and TV. Many people do not have privileges.