The Notebook is closed. The Rockford Files are sealed. And the Maverick rode into the sunset for the last time. James Garner passed away at his home Saturday. He was 86 years old.


Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library, (806) 834-5126 office, (806) 780-8775 mobile, or [email protected].


• “Garner was a true American original who had a distinct classiness about him.”• “He starred in one of the most popular private detective programs in history, ‘The Rockford Files.’”• “He was one the last ‘old-school’ television stars, who began his career in the Golden Age of the Television (1950s).”• “He was a tremendous talent whose work speaks for itself.”