James GARNER

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Actor

AmericanBorn James Scott BUMGARNER

American actor, voice artist, and comedian

Born on April 07, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma , United States

Died on July 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California , United States

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Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner on April 7, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma, the youngest of three sons of Weldon Warren Bumgarner, a carpet layer, and his wife, Mildred Scott (Meek). His brothers were actor Jack Garner (1926–2011) and Charles Bumgarner, a school administrator who died in 1984. His family was Methodist. His mother died when he was five years old. After their mother's death, Garner and his brothers were sent to live with relatives. Garner was reunited with his family in 1934, when Weldon remarried.



Garner came to hate his stepmother, Wilma, who beat all three boys, especially James. When he was fourteen, Garner had enough and after a heated battle, she left the family never to return. Jack Garner later commented, "She was a damn no-good woman". Garner stated that his stepmother punished him by forcing him to wear a dress in public, and that the boy finally engaged in a physical fight with her, knocking her down and choking her to keep her from killing the boy in retaliation. This incident ended the marriage.

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