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James Garner
An overview of actor James Garner's accomplishments.
# 148831 | 1,683 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 07, 2011 in Communication (Television) , Film (Artist)

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the topic of early television. Specifically it discusses actor James Garner's accomplishments and his "greater importance" to the history of television as a whole. Actor James Garner became a legend in Hollywood because of his "manly man" portrayals of characters like Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford. He has been honored for his work, and his portrayals helped make television a more popular medium in its early years.

From the Paper:

"Garner was influential in Hollywood because of his learned acting skills, but because he was easy going and kind, something that set him apart from many other stars. His biographer continues, "Cannell recalled a time when a crew member on The Rockford Files was hospitalized following a traffic accident, and Garner visited him three times a week on his way home from work. 'The crew would just kill for him, because they knew he cared about them,' he said" (Nason). Garner never really understood why female viewers found him "sexy," but he was often cited as one of the sexiest men on television at the time. His performances helped attract a larger female audience to television, and make male-dominated westerns more appealing to the female audience."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Garner, James. "Interviews." Archive of American Television. 2009. 18 May 2009. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dH4cF9G_sM&feature=PlayList&p=AEA1D1610EE5BAA0&index=1&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL>.
  • Nason, Pat. "Honoring James Garner." World and I Nov.
  • Thompson, Robert J. Adventures on Prime Time: The Television Programs of Stephen J. Cannell. New York: Praeger, 1990.

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