Garner was not just known for his roles in television. In the 1960s, he starred in The Children's Hour with Audrey Hepburn, The Thrill of It All with Shirley MacLaine, Move Over Darling with Doris Day, The Americanization of Emily with Julie Andrews, The Art of Love with Dick Van Dyke, The Great Escape with Steve McQueen and many more. He appeared in 21 films from 1961 through 1971.
More recently, Garner starred in Space Cowboys, The Notebook and The Ultimate Gift.
Garner underwent triple bypass surgery in 1988 and in 2008 he suffered a minor stroke. He leaves behind over 50 years of an acting legacy and is survived by his wife Lois and daughters Gigi and Kim.
After hearing the news, several celebrities tweeted in remembrance. See a few reactions below and click HERE for even more tweets.
I say this with a heavy broken heart.was an honor working beside u receiving ur bear hugs every day. ❤️ u Grampa Jim pic.twitter.com/twYRUG6w0B