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David Chase Is Tired of Talking About ‘The Sopranos’

Chase talked with Speakeasy about the new "Sopranos" boxed set, his projects in development and what he thinks about a potential "Rockford Files" movie starring Vince Vaughn.

How to Perform a J-Turn: An Illustrated Guide

I’m a big fan of old cop and detective shows. One of my favorites is The Rockford Files that aired in the 1970s and starred the legendary James Garner as private detective Jim RockfordThe Rockford Files was famous for the car chase scenes in which Rockford would race down bad guys in his Firebird Esprit. Rockford’s signature car […]

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4 months agoOdd : Kottke.org

In the late 70s, David Chase wrote a pair of episodes of The Rockford Files, a detective series on NBC. Those episodes were something of a prototype for The Sopranos, which Chase would create two decades later for HBO. In Just a Coupla Guys, Tony the mob boss (Antony Ponzini) is a doting father who also happens to be a killer. Show More Summary

James Garner died from heart attack: report

James Garner passed away from a heart attack, according to TMZ. The site obtained his death certificate, which said that "The Rockford Files" star died from an "acute myocardial infarction."

James Garner died from heart attack: report

James Garner passed away from a heart attack, according to TMZ. The site obtained his death certificate, which said that "The Rockford Files" star died from an "acute myocardial infarction."

James Garner -- Cause of Death ... Fatal Heart Attack

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

A massive heart attack killed actor James Garner.According to the death certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- Garner died from acute myocardial infarction. "The Rockford Files" star died July 19 at his Los Angeles home.The death certificate…

The 1979 Rockford Files Episode that Inspired The Sopranos

This article originally appeared at Cinematically Insane and appears here with the author’s permission. A gang from Newark’s South Side is hiding Vinnie Martine’s body in a restaurant freezer. Tony’s mad because Anthony Jr. got caught pranking another mobster. Show More Summary

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Highland & Willoughby, Sunset & Sunset Plaza

Congratulations to first-time commenter JC, who correctly guessed that the building that was a linen supply company on The Rockford Files sits at the northeast corner of Willoughby and Highland, and is home in real life to the Alsco...

Cornerspotter: And Now: A Two-Part, All Rockford Files Cornerspotter

Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Los...

James Garner, celebrated actor and auto enthusiast, dies at age 86 [w/videos]

James Garner, star of such Hollywood television and film classics as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has passed away at his home at the age of 86. Garner is believed to have died of natural causes. While Garner is best known for his television and movie roles, he was also a certified car guy. Show More Summary

Iconic Film and Television Actor James Garner Dies at 86

From the Rockford Files to working with Ryan Gosling, the handsome leading man leaves behind a family and extensive filmography.

James Garner Passes Away at Age 86

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

'The Rockford Files' star James Garner passed away on Saturday in his Los Angeles home at the age of 86. [...]

James Garner, Star of ‘The Rockford Files’ and ‘Murphy’s Romance,’ Dead at 86

James Garner, a television and film actor whose career spanned more than five decades, died at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday. He was 86.

James Garner, Star Of Long-Running TV Shows 'The Rockford Files' And 'Maverick,' Is Dead At 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He...Show More Summary

Veteran Screen Actor James Garner Dies at 86

Best known for his hit TV series 'The Rockford Files,' also Garner was a supporter of liberal causes and attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1963. The post Veteran Screen Actor James Garner Dies at 86 appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Actor, racing enthusiast James Garner dies

The actor was a former racing team owner and drove the pace car in the Indianapolis 500 three times. Many knew him for his iconic portrayals on the television shows "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," racing fans, however, knew James Garner as more than just an actor. Show More Summary

James Garner was the perfect fit in 'Rockford Files'

If all famous lives come down in the end to the lead sentence in an obituary, James Garner was put on Earth to play Jim Rockford, the life-sized private eye hero of "The Rockford Files." There was more to it, of course, before and after, on big screen and small. (You may remember him most...

James Garner was the perfect fit in 'Rockford Files'

If all famous lives come down in the end to the lead sentence in an obituary, James Garner was put on Earth to play Jim Rockford, the life-sized private eye hero of "The Rockford Files." There was more to it, of course, before and after, on big screen and small. (You may remember him most...

James Garner, racer and Hollywood legend, dead at 86

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

James Garner in 1987. Photo by Alan Light. To some, he was the leading man in television’s Maverick or The Rockford Files, while to others he was the star of films like 1966?s Grand Prix. It was during the filming of the Formula One epic that Garner realized his talents ran to more than just […]

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