James Garner Recovering From Stroke


Thursday, June 5, 2008

LATEST: Movie veteran JAMES GARNER is on the road to recovery after suffering a stroke last month (May08).

The Maverick star was hospitalised in May after collapsing and undergoing surgery.

America’s National Enquirer reports the 80-year-old was kept in intensive care for three weeks, and only released on 30 May.

Sources claim Garner is now regaining the power of speech, and making signs of recovery.

The insider tells the Enquirer, “He’s pulling through, but he has a long recovery ahead of him. But he’s improved steadily.

“Jim will definitely need intensive physical and speech therapy. Fortunately Jim’s a fighter – and his wife Lois has been at his side.”

His publicist confirmed to the tabloid, “His improvement is wonderful.”


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  • bob price

    Dear James Garner,
    Since your Maverick days, I have always wanted to see anything you have ever been in. Last year, my wife called me in, said there was a James Garner movie on. I dropped what I was doing to see it. Turned out to be Dedication Day and it was great. Breathing Lessons is on tonight and I will watch it and I know it will be terrific. For my wife and I, you are the one person who transends any show. Sorry I’m a little late, but it’s about time you heard what people really think of you.

  • EB

    I love every movie of his too and especially Murhphy’s Choice and The Notebook…. have watched them over and over and over….they just don’t make them like you anymore. My prayers are with you for your recovery and thanks for the joy you have given us all with all your movies and being such a classy man.

    EB

  • http://EGROSS.SKINNYGIRL@GMAIL.COM ELLEN GROSSMAN

    DEAR JIMMY,
    WISHING YOU THE BEST AND RECOVERY FROM THE STOKE.
    I LV AND STILL WATCHING THE ROCKFORD FILES. YOU ARE MY FAVORITE ACTOR IN MOVIES AND TV. WISH ING YOU A FAST RECOVERY AND ALL THE BEST TOYOU. LV EGROSSMAN

  • ELLIE GROSSMAN

    DEAR JAMES, I HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU ON THE ROCKFORD FILES EVERY DAY NOW ON T V.
    WHEN I HEARD THAT YOU HAD A STROKE I WAS SO SAD ABOUT IT. YOU ARE A GREAT MAN AND A GREAT ACTOR. I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE BEST . I HOPE YOU RECOVER SOON. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART I WISH YOU ALLTHE BEST WISHES ANHAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON. WITH LV ELLIE GROSSMAN PS. CAN YOU MAKE SURE JAMES GARNER GETS MY LETTER THANK YOU

  • Kathryn

    Mr. Garner,

    I don’t know you but……Thank you for living with such integrity and humor. You leave the perfect image of character for men of the past, present and future to aspire to emulate.

    You gave me a glimmer that maybe there is hope for belief that good men do exist.

  • dave shaw

    jim loved your work as a cowboy heard you were not that fond of horse but it didnt show glad to here you are recovering i am praying for you as i type this love to see you in another western

  • Sean

    MY FAVORITE JAMES GARNER MOVIES OF ALL TIME ARE: 1st: “TANK”…LOVE “TANK” a lot :) 2nd: “MY FELLOW AMERICANS”
    MY MOM LOVED YOU as an actor VERY MUCH & watched ALL of your “Rockford Files” shows…My Dad watched too, & so did I periodically!
    I sincerely hope you get well ASAP & can be on TV & or in MOVIES again!!!!!!!

  • Mary Anne

    I, as many other women, have been in love with you for most of our lives. I collected all the Rockford DVDs and pull them out whenever I’m feeling blue. You have the most incredible attitude and embody everything anyone could ask for in a man. I hope you have fully recovered from your stroke and have many happy years ahead. The public loves and admires you!!!

  • dastrdlydan

    Mr. Garner- You may never see this, but regardless, I write.

    I don’t know you, any more than any other media personality..but I like you…I guess irrationally. I wish you comfort and strength in life. I’ve derived that from you, as an actor, for some time.

    As Rockford, I delight in the direct and unflinching, if unperfect nature of your portrayal- thank you so very much.

    I wish I’d a chance to meet you..maybe. Who knows who’s behind the curtain…

    I’m, maybe foolishly convinced of your integrety..when I heard an anecdote about you punching another entertainment exec for what you percieved as ripping you off, I thought”true or not, to hell w/ it, he deserved it.”

    All my respect, love and apprecitation.

    Dan wyatt

    • alagibson

      Well said Dan Wyatt! I think we all wish Mr. Garner a speedy recovery. He is and has always been one of my favorite actors. God be with him and his family.

      • allen

        My favorite actor. My heart is with him and his family. I wish all good things for them sincerely,,Allen tankersley. Georgia

  • CARMEN CLUCK

    I PRAY FOR A RAPID RECOVERY..
    I LOVE ALL OF MR. GARNERS MOVIES…
    RESPECTFULLY I WISH YOU THE BEST
    CARMEN

  • Amy

    Every time I hear John McCain refered to as Maverick, I think “Maverick used to come into my living room every week, and he sometimes brought his brother Bart. My family and I knew Maverick -and Mr. McCain, you are not the real Maverick”.

  • Elyse

    I have been madly in love with James Garner since I was 6 years old when Maverick aired. I have seen all of his movies at the very least 20 times each (especially, Move over darling, the Thrill of It All
    and the Americanization of Emily-which I own the movie sound track)He has been my friend at every stage of my life. My Dad would say,”your friend is on” and I would know exactly who my Dad was talking about. He is just as handsome now as he was years ago and having seen rare interviews, he is such a down to earth good guy-I wish the best of health and happiness to James Garner, he will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Charlotte Wonderlin

    I wish you well, Jim. You are a fine actor and I have adored you since your Maverick days on TV. Your movies have been all first class. The best to you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    DEAR JIMMY,
    SORRY TO HERE THAT YOU HAD A STROKE. HOPE YOUR FEELING MUCH BETTER.
    I HAVE LOVED YOU FROM THE MAVERICK DAYS AND ROCKFORD FILES. AND ALL THE MOVIES YOU HAVE BEEN IN. TAKE CARE MISS YOU. LOVE EGROSSMAN

  • Sharon

    MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS. EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND SAW ROY ROGERS ON THE SILVER SCREEN. THEN ALONG CAME BRET MAVERICK WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER….WOW WHAT A HANDSOME AND FUNNY COWBOY. THEN THOSE MOVIES WITH DORIS DAY. I LOVE MY HUSBAND BUT I’VE BEEN SECRETLY IN LOVE WITH JAMES GARNER ALL THESE YEARS. WE’RE ALL PRAYING FOR YOU. GET WELL. YOU’RE STILL OUR HERO

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