Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke was an American celebrity figure known as the wife of the late American actor and producer James Scott Bumgarner aka James Garner.
The couple was married for almost 58 years until James died on 19th July 2014 due to a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease at 86.
In 1956, Lois met her future husband, James Scott Bumgarner, at a party. James Garner (7th April 1928 - 19th July 2014) was an American actor and producer. They dated for 14 days and got married on 17th August 1956. Josephine had a daughter named Kimberly Garner from her previous marriage recovering from polio.
Following their wedding, the couple gave birth to their daughter, Greta "Gigi" Garner, on 4th January 1958. She is a published author, songwriter, philanthropist, and artist. They were together for over five decades, but sadly, Mr. Garner died less than a month before their 58th marriage anniversary.
The Maverick star had a chronic knee problem for which he had performed knee replacement surgery for both of his knees in 2000. Similarly, he underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery on 22nd April 1988.
Furthermore, on 11th May 2008, he underwent surgery as he suffered from a severe stroke two days earlier. On 19th July 2014, the Nichols actor was found dead due to a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease.
In 1955, Scott appeared on one of the episodes of the Cheyenne as Lieutenant Brad Forsythe. The following year, he was seen in his debut movie, Toward the Unknown, as Major Joe Craven.
The Golden Globe Award-winning actor is best known for his appearance in TV Series like Maverick (1957-61), Nichols (1971-72), The Rockford Files (1974-80), Bret Maverick (1981-82), 8 Simple Rules (2003-2005), and many more. Morever, James has also worked as an executive producer for Promise (1985), My Name Is Bill (1989), The Rockford Files (1995, 1996, 1997), etc.
The celebrity spouse, Lois Clarke, had an estimated net worth of $100 thousand at her death. Likewise, her late husband, James Garner, had a handsome net worth of $20 million while alive.
Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke was born on 6th July 1923 in Los Angeles, California, the United States. Clarke died at the age of 98 in October 2021. The news was made public by her daughter Gigi via Twitter. However, the exact date of her death is not revealed.
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