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  James Garner: Big Screen and Small   great trivia quiz  
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I wanted to do another quiz about James Garner, this time focusing on his roles in the cinema and on television. I hope you enjoy it.
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  The Essential James Garner   great trivia quiz  
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How much do you know about a star on both the small and big screens?
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James Garner Trivia Questions

1. In what midwestern college town was James Garner born?

From Quiz
James Garner: Big Screen and Small

Answer: Norman, Oklahoma

Although he did not graduate with his class from Norman High School (he got his GED in the service) nor from the University of Oklahoma, he was a life-long Sooner fan and booster. OU presented him with an honorary doctorate of letters, and he contributed half a million dollars to help endow the University's Drama Department with the James Garner Chair.

2. James Scott Bumgarner (Garner) was born in Norman, Oklahoma, on April 7, 1928. Where and when did he die?

From Quiz The Essential James Garner

Answer: July 19, 2014, in Los Angeles

The veteran of over 50 years of TV and film work passed away as the result of a myocardial infarction at the age of 86. His career spanned the time period of 1950 to 2010.

3. What was James Garner's birth name?

From Quiz James Garner: Big Screen and Small

Answer: James Scott Bumgarner

In his memoir, "The Garner Files", Garner said that early on in his career, the Warner Brothers studio changed his name, dropping the Bum, without his permission. But his motivation for making the change official was for the sake of his young daughter, Kim, who was known variously as Kim Clarke, for her mother's name (Kim was born to Garner's wife by a previous marriage) as well as by Kim Garner and Kim Bumgarner, which as Garner said, could be confusing for a child. So in 1956 Garner officially changed his name to James Scott Garner.

4. James Garner received two purple hearts while serving in Korea. The second was for a wound similar to one made famous by Tom Hanks, albeit fictionally, in a 1994 blockbuster film. Where was Garner wounded?

From Quiz The Essential James Garner

Answer: in the buttocks

Garner suffered the second wound while diving out of the way of friendly fire from American jets. The first wound he received was from shrapnel from a mortar, which wounded him in the hand and face. However, he did not receive his medal until 1983.

5. In 1966 James Garner starred in a racing film as Pete Aron, a role which resulted in his participation in the sport as owner of a racing team. What form of racing prompted Garner to establish his own team?

From Quiz The Essential James Garner

Answer: Formula One racing

The film was "Grand Prix". Garner played an American driver on the Formula One circuit trying to make a comeback after being fired from his team. In his memoir, Garner said driving in the film "gave me the racing bug." He formed American International Racers, which lasted from 1967 to 1969. Garner's AIR team competed in Formula A, which he referred to as "one cut below Formula One." Garner entered Lola T-70s in races at LeMans, Daytona, and Sebring. From Formula A he branched out into off-road racing, as well, and drove in the Baja 1000 several times.

6. At which college, whose colors are crimson and cream, did James Garner receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree in 1995?

From Quiz The Essential James Garner

Answer: University of Oklahoma

Although Garner did not graduate from OU, he agreed to give the commencement address in 1995. At the evening dinner before the exercises, he was surprised to be introduced by the college president as Doctor Jim Garner. He said by the time he reached the lectern, he was in tears. He was a staunch supporter of the University and donated $500 million to endow a chair at the School of Drama in 2003.

7. How many times was James Garner married?

From Quiz The Essential James Garner

Answer: once

Garner and his wife, Lois, were married in 1956 and were still married at his death. Her maiden name was Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke. They had two children.

8. Which anti-war comedy, that James Garner made in 1964 with Julie Andrews and James Coburn, did Garner say was his favorite of all the movies he had acted in or had anything to do with?

From Quiz The Essential James Garner

Answer: The Americanization of Emily

"The Americanization of Emily" was a comedy/drama that took place in 1944 England during the Normandy Invasion. Garner played Charlie Madison, an American soldier, who became romantically involved with Andrews, an English motor pool driver who had lost her husband to the war. Julie Andrews also claimed it as her favorite film. It was a screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky based on a 1959 novel of the same name by William Bradford Huie.

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