my dad


#1 Jul 2, 2008
He is home and doing great! Thanks for the prayers!
I'm curious Where did u get the info on my dad?
George Reynolds

Independence, KY

#2 Jul 2, 2008
Hello Gigi:

I am so pleased to have you confirm that Mr. Garner (your dad) is home and doing well. I know that you post occasionally to this forum and was hoping to hear from you.

Please tell him that that he has the overwhelming support and prayers of his innumberable fans around the world. He is clearly a pop culture icon and one of Hollywood's most popular actors over the past 50 years (has it been that long, oh my).

Obviously we would like to hear how he continues to progress, but we realize that such information is personal. Please share what you feel is appropriate.

Thanks so much for posting. May God bless you and your family as you go through this trying time.

“In the picture, I'm the biped,”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, Texas

#3 Jul 3, 2008
gigi wrote:
He is home and doing great! Thanks for the prayers!
I'm curious Where did u get the info on my dad?
Hi Gigi! I can't tell you how happy I am about your Dad. He's been my hero for a VERY long time.:o)

I got my info from Mary Ann Rea, through Rob Howe on the Rockford Files group. We have a gift for him, which I don't think she's given him yet. I just can't spoil the surprise...

Thank you so much for taking the time to confirm that he's home and doing great. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Since: Jul 08

Jonquière, Canada

#4 Jul 13, 2008
It's wonderful to know that Jim is doing remarkably well! Jim is one tough fellow. Hard to keep a good man down as they say. And he's as good as they come! Been following his career for the better part of 4 decades now. Even met him once during the filming of "One Special Night". I sent him a get well card with a photo enclosed from that special evening in Montreal.

Wow! How nice is that to have Gigi on here? Hi, Gigi! I still remember you in those Mazda ads from way back. I hope you're doing well these days! I truly hope you drop by more often.

“In the picture, I'm the biped,”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, Texas

#5 Jul 14, 2008
Hey, Rockfish, you can see those ads again on YouTube. Not only the ones with Gigi, but with Jack Garner too. Just as funny after all these years. LOL!

Plainfield, IA

#6 Aug 29, 2010
GiGI, Hi you don't know me but I found out alot well... that your dad is my 3rd cousin so you and I would be cousins. If your wondering how your dad is my cousin this is how... My mom Roberta Saxon maden name was Karver well... your dad is the nephew of Clare Horseman who is my moms grandma. I have facebook LeAnna Saxon otherwise email me thanks :)

Long Beach, CA

#7 Sep 5, 2010
Hello to either Gigi or Mary Ann Rhea....Just want to send "HOPE YOUR DOING WELL THOUGHTS" to Mr. James Garner....I met James Garner at a celebrity golf tournament in 1973. I was 15 years old at the time and several big name entertainers were there. Dean Martin, Lee Majors, Jim Brown, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jim Davis AKA Jock Ewing, but Mr. James Garner was the most gracious of all. Mr. Garner and his brother Jack bought me and my brother cokes and told us about his new show "The Rockford Files". Mr. Garner and his brother Jack signed our programs and I will never forget how kind Mr. Garner and his brother Jack were.......Bill Byrnes Long Beach, Ca.

Goshen, NY

#8 Sep 21, 2010
Hi Gigi,

I grew up watching the Rockford Files. I didn't start watching the shows again until last year after rupturing my Achilles tendon. Anyway, I started watching his shows and ended up week after week purchasing all of his shows on DVD...own all the seasons

I must say his shows really helped me while I was off work. I still watch his shows often and find they make me happy...makes a person feel nostalgic about the 70's. I wish I had an autographed pic of him. That would mean a lot to me.

I wish you and your father well!!
Fatima Delle Donne

Davenport, FL

#9 Sep 27, 2010
Good to hear Mr. Garner is keeping up a good fight. I am from Brazil but a long time fan of Mr. Garner. Juts would like to say "hello" and thank you for all the happiness and wonderful memories. Just watched "Murphy's Romance" last night. As usual, Mr. Garner was wonderful! We love you. God bless, Fatima & Donald Delle Donne, Florida Sep 27, 2010
Daniel Cave

Seattle, WA

#10 Oct 9, 2010
I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed James Garner's body of work! Not only have I been a fan for as long as I can remember, he also reminds me of my dad. I wish him all the best and thanks for everything!

Daniel Cave

Since: Jan 11

United States

#11 Jan 17, 2011
Gigi - Just wanted to say your Dad is a class act. Always have been a fan. I worked in the early 80s in the same building with Saxon and saw him a couple times. Best wishes always to him, you and your family.

Since: Feb 11

Fonthill, Canada

#12 Feb 12, 2011
I recently learned that your father's health is failing and had to write and let you know how much I enjoyed watching him. I have many fond memories of his on screen characters and have recently re-connected by watching "The Rockford Files" again, which I consider the best television show ever.
I was also saddened when I heard of Stephen Cannell's death and felt that I would like to let Mr. Garner know that there is a 64 yr ol' fart that thinks he is the best.

“In the picture, I'm the biped,”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, Texas

#13 Mar 30, 2011
Hi Alan ~ I'm not Gigi, but I am in touch with her, and Jim is just fine. I don't know HOW this stuff gets started, but the rumor mongers are WRONG again - as usual. In fact, Jim has actually written his memoirs, and Simon & Schuster will publish the book in November.

Glad I had good news for you. By the way, I couldn't agree with you more about Jim.

It's very sad about Steve Cannell though. I just can't believe he's gone. He and Jim were very close friends.

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