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Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days before his 90th birthday.
Born in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1928, just as America was about to enter the Great Depression, James Garner's life began in the presence of an abusive stepmother.
One of the best new bands I came across during my recent trip to the UK was the eight-member, London-based outfit, Ibibio Sound Machine.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have signed to star together in a movie. She wrote the script and will direct; he'll be among the producers.
Our friends at Film Divider have done some digging on a new HBO project that's flown a bit under the radar, and uncovered plot and cast details aplenty.
Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999. Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, and any food on campouts.
Whether he was sharking cards as Bret Maverick, driving race cars, or outwitting the bad guys as Jim Rockford, James Garner was one of those Hollywood actors who always seemed impossibly cool.
James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma and married Lois Clarke in 1956.
The Clint Eastwood/David Peoples classic Unforgiven is deconstructed by Into the West's Kirk Ellis and Apaloosa's Robert Knott as they explore its gritty action, ambiguous morality, and the tried-and-true tropes of its genre.
"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.
Wow. We know Time-Life/Star-Vista puts out box sets that always top the "Best of" list---think Carol Burnett, Mama's Family , the upcoming Wonder Years ).
Actor James Garner, left, smiles as he holds up the Purple Heart medal presented to him in a ceremony in this Monday, Jan. 24, 1983 file photo taken Los Angeles, Calif.
In this Feb. 5, 2005 file photo, James Garner, arrives for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Garner is best known as the star of the 1970s television show "The Rockford Files," although he acted in many movies including "The Notebook."
A western barbeque was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Krebs-Peterson mansion which was featured in the 1976 John Wayne film 'The Shootist.'
Would anybody really confuse Duke University, above, with John "The Duke" Wayne? That's at the crux of a lawsuit.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 04:05 am
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