Maverick Tv Series
Updated: 3/27/2017 3:05:19 AM
Diane Brewster as Samantha Crawford, a charming and flirtatious southern con woman who managed to dupe Bret and Bart out of large sums, but not without having a little romance with each brother first.
Garner was hospitalized in 1979 with an ulcer and other health problems, which eventually caused the cancellation of The Rockford Files, but Lois did not forgive him until they reconciled in 1982.
Turning his attention to movies, Garner formed his own company, Cherokee Productions.
Bret Maverick is the epitome of a poker-playing rounder, always seeking out high-stakes games and rarely remaining in one place for long.
While briefly attending Hollywood High, Garner was recommended by his football coach for a $20-an-hour job modeling Jantzen swimsuits for magazine ads.
The series had finished at #6 in the Nielsen ratings in the 1958-1959 season, then fell to #19 in 1959-1960 and out of the top 30 during its last two seasons.
In the 1980s Garner appeared in few movies, but the ones he did make were darker than the likable Garner of old. Of all his films, The Americanization of Emily (1964) was his favorite.
Roy Huggins observed in his videotaped Archive of American Television interview that the ratings for Kelly's episodes were always slightly higher during the first two seasons than Garner's.
At Norman High School, he played football, basketball, golf, and competed in track.
Mona Freeman played Modesty Blaine twice while Crowley played the role once.