Lois Clarke is famous as the wife of American actor, producer and also voice actor James Garner. He is well known for his notable roles in ‘Maverick’ and ‘Murphy’s Romance’.
Loise Clarke was born in the year 1927 in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. As of 2019, her age is 92 years old. She was born as Lois Josephine Fleishman Clarke. Lois’s nationality is American and her ethnicity is white.
Her Husband’s Career
Lois’s husband James Garner began his career by doing commercials. He first appeared in the films ‘The Girl He Left Behind’ and ‘Toward the Unknown’ in the year 1956. He then appeared as Bret Maverick in the show ‘Maverick’ from 1057 to 1960. Later in 1969, he appeared in a drama titled ‘Marlowe’ featuring in a karate scene with Bruce Lee. Also in a hit comedy, ‘Support your Local Sheriff!’ in the same year.
He then appeared in numerous films such as ‘A Man Called Sledge’(1970), ‘Support Your Local Gunfighter!’(1971), ‘Skin Game’(1971), and ‘One Little Indian’(1973). In the year 1974, he appeared as the famous private investigator, ‘Jim Rockford’ in the series titled ‘The Rockford Files’. He gained massive popularity from his character as ‘Jim’ but he left the show due to health problems.
In 1985, he landed a role inMurphy’s Romance’ along with Sally Field and Brian Kerwin. Some of his other films credits include ‘Man of the People’(1991), ‘Barbarians at the Gate’(1993), ‘Maverick’(1994), ‘Streets of Laredo’(1995), ‘My Fellow Americans’(1996) and so on.
He was also cast in television series like ‘Chicago Hope’(2000), ‘God, The Devil, and Bob’(2000-2011) and ‘First Monday’(2002). In the year 2004, he appeared as Noah Calhoun in the popular romantic movie titled ‘The Notebook’. And for his role as Noah Calhoun, he also won a nomination for The Screen Actors Guild Award.
Then in 2010, he provided his voice to the character as wizard Shazam, in the animated film, ‘Superman/ Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam’. In the year 2011, Garner’s autobiography titled, ‘The Garner Files: A Memoir’, was published by Simon & Schuster. And it was co-written along with Jon Winokur.
Her Husband’s Awards&Achievements
Lois’s husband James Garner won several awards in his career. He received an award a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the film and television industry. In the year 1990, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame’.
He also received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2005. In the year 2010, the Television Critics Association honored him with the ‘Career Achievement Award’.
In 1974, Garner received an Emmy Award for his role as Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files’. It was also featured at no. 39 in the list of ’50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time’ by TV Guide.
Then in 1985, he won a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Award for his appearance in ‘Murphy’s Romance’.
Her Husband’s Net Worth
Lois’s husband James Garner was an American film and television actor. He had a net worth of around $20 million earned from his professional acting career. Garner had acted in several hit films and TV series in his more than five decades of career.
He had starred in television series like The Rockford Files, 8 Simple Rules, and also Maverick. Garner has earned a name for himself as the crafty good guy ever since he first appeared on screen in the mid-1950s. His movie Murphy’s Romance(1985) had collected a massive amount of around $30,762,621 at the box-office.
Lois Clarke Marriage with James Garden
Lois Clarke was married to James Garner. She first met her husband James at a party in 1956. The duo dated each other for just 14 days and decided to get married on August 17, 1956. As per Garner,
“Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you’d be surprised at a large number of people who re-enlist.”
From her marriage to Garner, she has one daughter and her name is Greta “Gigi” Garner born in 1985. Lois also has a stepdaughter named Kimberly Garner from his husband’s previous marriage. Kimberly was just seven years old and was recovering from polio when Lois and Garner married.
In 1970, the couple lived separately for three months and again in 1979. The separation lasted for few months and Garner was starring in The Rockford Files stopped at that time. Later in 1981, they resumed living together and Lois remained married to Garner until his death on July 19, 2014. Her husband died less than a month before their 58th wedding anniversary.
Her Husband Causes of Death
Lois’s husband James Garner was an American actor, producer, and as well as voice actor. He was born on the 7th of April, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma. His full name was James Scott Bumgarner. He died on the 19th of July, 2014 at the age of 86 in his home in Los Angeles with a heart attack.
Her husband was suffering from a massive heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. Garner had been in poor health since a severe stroke in the year 2008.