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Quiz about The Essential James Garner
Quiz about The Essential James Garner

The Essential James Garner Trivia Quiz


How much do you know about a star on both the small and big screens?

A multiple-choice quiz by shvdotr. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
shvdotr
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
372,801
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
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Question 1 of 10
1. James Scott Bumgarner (Garner) was born in Norman, Oklahoma, on April 7, 1928. Where and when did he die? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 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? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. An early influence on Garner's acting style was Henry Fonda, with whom Garner was able to study while acting with Fonda in a 1954 Broadway production, in which Garner had a non-speaking role. A film adaption of the same novel that the play was based on was released five months after the opening of the play, and earned Humphrey Bogart his last Academy Award nomination. What was the name of the play? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Of the following, which did James Garner appear in first? Hint


Question 5 of 10
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? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. At which college, whose colors are crimson and cream, did James Garner receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree in 1995? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. How many times was James Garner married? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. James Garner did his last television series from 2003 to 2005. He had first made a guest appearance in the series following the death of John Ritter in a lead role. Although not replacing Ritter's character, Garner stayed with the series over its final three seasons. What series was it? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 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? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. James Garner was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and won one for Lead Actor in 1977 for his work as Jim Rockford in "The Rockford Files". He also won an Emmy in 1987 as executive producer for what "Hallmark Hall of Fame" television movie that starred Garner, James Woods, and Piper Laurie? Hint



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

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.
2. 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?

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.
3. An early influence on Garner's acting style was Henry Fonda, with whom Garner was able to study while acting with Fonda in a 1954 Broadway production, in which Garner had a non-speaking role. A film adaption of the same novel that the play was based on was released five months after the opening of the play, and earned Humphrey Bogart his last Academy Award nomination. What was the name of the play?

Answer: The Caine Mutiny Court Martial

"The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" was a two-act play by Herman Wouk, based on his own novel, "The Caine Mutiny". The play dealt with the military trial of Steve Maryk, a naval officer who relieved his commander, Philip Queeg, on a minesweeper in the Pacific during World War II.

In his memoir, Garner wrote, "I consider Henry [Fonda] a mentor, and not only as an actor." Garner also said that in his role in "Support Your Local Sheriff!", he copied some of Fonda's movements in his role in "My Darling Clementine".
4. Of the following, which did James Garner appear in first?

Answer: the TV series "Maverick"

Garner played the title character in the western series "Maverick", which ran from 1957 to 1961. The character, Bret Maverick, was an urbane, professional gambler who experienced often comedic adventures in the Old West. During the first season, Jack Kelly was introduced as Bret's brother Bart. Garner left the series after three years. "The Rockford Files" was on television for six seasons beginning in 1974. "Move Over Darling" came out in 1963, and "Support Your Local Sheriff!" in 1969.
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?

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?

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?

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. James Garner did his last television series from 2003 to 2005. He had first made a guest appearance in the series following the death of John Ritter in a lead role. Although not replacing Ritter's character, Garner stayed with the series over its final three seasons. What series was it?

Answer: 8 Simple Rules

"8 Simple Rules" was originally named "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" when it premiered in 2002. It was a family situation comedy centering around a father's (Ritter) overprotective attitude toward his two daughters' social lives. Garner's role was Jim Egan, father-in-law to Ritter's character.
9. 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?

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.
10. James Garner was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and won one for Lead Actor in 1977 for his work as Jim Rockford in "The Rockford Files". He also won an Emmy in 1987 as executive producer for what "Hallmark Hall of Fame" television movie that starred Garner, James Woods, and Piper Laurie?

Answer: Promise

"Promise" won five Emmys, including Best Actor and Best Special, along with two Golden Globes, among other awards. Garner played Bob Buehler, who had promised his mother that he would take care of his schizophrenic brother (Woods), after her death. He also had roles in the other three choices, all "Hallmark Hall of Fame" episodes.
Source: Author shvdotr

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