James Garner, Oakland Raiders Fan, dies at age 86

July 21, 2014 4:35 PM

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One of the Oakland Raiders biggest fans has passed away. James Garner, iconic actor, has died at the age of 86. Garner is best known for his role as a Private Detective in the TV series, The Rockford Files, and his role as the gambler called Maverick. One of the more recent starring roles he played was in the movie “The Notebook.”

Garner was a blue-collar person from Norman, Oklahoma. He is a man who dropped out of High School only to later claim, “I got my diploma in the Army.” He did too. During the Korean War, Garner was assigned to the United States Army 5th Regimental Combat Team. He was wounded twice in battle, and ...

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