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Updated: 3/27/2017 3:00:00 AM
For the fifth season in 1961-1962, the studio dropped Colbert by simply not calling him back. Though Garner was originally supposed to be the only Maverick, the studio eventually hired Jack Kelly to play brother Bart, starting with the eighth episode.
He was attending Hollywood High School in Los Angeles when his gym teacher recommended him for a job modeling Jantzen bathing suits.
Garner had his first chance to act when a friend got him a non-speaking role in the Broadway stage play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1954). Huggins recruited Richard Long to fill the void as a similar character named Gentleman Jack Darby, and both Buckley and Darby appear in Shady Deal at Sunny Acres, although not in the same scenes.
After working in oil fields in Oklahoma and Texas, Garner was drafted 1950.
In the four years (1985-89), he was the television and radio commercial spokesman for Mazda cars, he was reportedly paid $1 million per year, plus one Mazda vehicle of his choice per year.
Beau's amusingly self-described slight english accent was explained by his having spent the last few years in England.
The memorable theme song was penned by prolific composers David Buttolph who wrote the music and Paul Francis Webster lyrics.
Garner adopted his wife's nine-year-old-daughter, Kimberly, after they were married. To get disappointed viewers used to the idea of a second Maverick, Garner filmed a series of brief vignettes that aired at the beginning of the Kelly-only episodes, where he would introduce the evening's story.
Maverick ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp.
After 11 years off the small screen, Garner returned to television in a role not unlike that in Support Your Local Sheriff.