James Garner's friends, colleagues remember the legendary actor
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"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."
Garner was "a hell of a driver. He truly was a 'man's man.' Jim was a friend, and when he came to Indianapolis as a spectator and pace car driver we obviously welcomed him with open arms." - Parnelli Jones, two-time Indy 500 winner.
"My heart just broke. There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner. I cherish every moment I spent with him and relive them over and over in my head. He was a diamond." - Sally Field, who starred with Garner in the 1985 film "Murphy's Romance."
"R.I.P James Garner. Such a lovely man"- Gary Sinise, who appeared with Garner in the 1989 TV film "My Name is Bill W." (Twitter)
"So sad to hear that James Garner has gone. A real part of my childhood Rockford and the Maverick especially" - actor-comedian Stephen Fry (Twitter)
"Away from home; can't sleep. Now sad to read my dear friend & costar James Garner passed. RIP sweet Jim Rockford" - Marlee Matlin, who appeared with Garner in the 1997 TV film "Dead Silence" (Twitter)