271 pp, Plus 24 glossy b&w photos. List of Garner film and TV credits, with his comments on each production. Virtually new, tight and crisp. Color head shot of Garner on rear of jacket. Intro by Julie Andrews. An Okie recounts his teenage escape from an abusive home, fought in the Korean War and then made his way to Hollywood to break into movies. Best known for his TV roles in "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files."
After suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen. He became Oklahoma's first draftee of the Korean War and was awarded with two Purple Hearts before returning to the United States and settling in Los Angeles to become an actor. Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities, including Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood, Garner became a star in his own right, despite struggles with stage fright and depression. In The Garner Files, this revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal--and proud of it," and much more