, an elderly couple who were married for 69 years died just hours apart.
Gene Warrington, 88, passed away eight hours before his beloved 86-year-old wife, Pat, died on Saturday, Dec. James Garner and Gena Rowlands in 'The Notebook.' (Photo Credit: R/R) Their son, Phil Warrington, told the publication his father was able to visit Pat's hospice room to hold her hand the night before they passed.
Read more » When actress Gena Rowlands arrived in Hollywood in the 1950s, she could easily have opted to take the Hollywood starlet route.
But she shared a creative vision with filmmaker and husband John Cassavetes; preferring instead to use her stunning, camera-loving facial features and natural acting style in unglamorous roles in groundbreaking independent films that launched an entire movement.
CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE James Garner is survived by his wife Lois Clarke, who he married 14 days after they met The Oklahoma-born actor, who won an Emmy in 1977 for his character portrayal of Jim Rockford, starred in several other television series in a career that spanned more than five decades. One of James' later ventures was filming on alongside Kaley Cuoco, where he played Grandpa Jim.
The actress paid tribute to the late star by posting a couple of photographs on Instagram. Love you, Grampa Jim," Kaley captioned one, while she wrote a lengthier message alongside another snap of James from his earlier days.
The legendary TV star of series such as "The Rockford Files" and "Maverick," and movies including "The Great Escape" and "Space Cowboys," has taken his career one step at a time.When he was 14 years old, he fought with her, knocking her down and choking her to keep her from killing him in retaliation. After the war, Garner joined his father in Los Angeles and enrolled at Hollywood High School, where he was voted the most popular student.A high school gym teacher recommended him for a job modeling Jantzen bathing suits. In a 1976 Good Housekeeping magazine interview, he admitted, "I was a terrible student and I never actually graduated from high school, but I got my diploma in the Army." Shortly after his father's marriage to Wilma broke up, his father moved to Los Angeles, leaving Garner and his brothers in Norman.I love you gramps." James Garner and Kaley Cuoco (far right) worked together on James received a Screen Actor's Guild lifetime achievement award in 2005, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his longstanding contribution to the world of cinema.He was also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for hit comedy The actor is survived by his wife Lois Clarke, whom he wed 14 days after meeting, and their daughter Gigi, and his other daughter Kim from a previous marriage."Well I woke up with a broken heart today," she posted. James Garner was a gift to our business and an example of honesty and pure class.It was an honor to have worked beside him and receive his bear hugs every day.Garner came to hate one of his stepmothers, Wilma, who beat all three boys (especially him).He said that his stepmother also punished him by forcing him to wear a dress in public.When actress Gena Rowlands arrived in Hollywood in the 1950s, she could easily have opted to take the Hollywood starlet route.But she shared a creative vision with filmmaker and husband John Cassavetes; preferring ...