Lois Clarke was an American famed personality. She was best known as the wife of James Garner, an American actor and producer. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. Explore more about Lois Clarke’s Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Family, Career and many more Facts about her.
Who is Lois Clarke?
Lois Clarke was an American citizen. Her birth name was Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke.
She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
She had siblings as well.
As per her education, she was well educated.
Lois Clarke Husband
Lois Clarke was married with James Garner.
Garner was married to Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke, whom he met at a party in 1956. They married 14 days later on August 17, 1956.
“We went to dinner every night for 14 nights. I was just absolutely nuts about her. I spent $77 on our honeymoon, and it about broke me.”
According to Garner, “Marriage is like the Army; everyone complains, but you’d be surprised at the large number of people who re-enlist.” His wife practiced Judaism.
Lois Clarke Wiki/Biography
|Real Name||Lois Clarke|
|Age||76 years old (Died)|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches|
|Bra Cup Size||NA|
|Net Worth||$3 million, as of 2021|
Lois Clarke and James Garner Married Life
When Garner and Clarke married, her daughter Kim from a previous marriage was seven years old and recovering from polio.
Garner had one daughter with Lois, published author, songwriter, philanthropist, artist Greta “Gigi” Garner on January 4, 1958.
In an interview in Good Housekeeping with Garner, his wife, and two daughters, conducted at their home, and published in March 1976, Gigi’s age was given as 18 and Kim’s as 27.
In 1970, Garner and his wife briefly lived separately for three months. In late 1979, Garner again separated from his wife (around the time The Rockford Files stopped filming), splitting his time between living in Canada and “a rented house in the Valley”.
The two resumed living together in September 1981, and remained married for the rest of his life. Garner said that the separations were not caused by marital problems, instead stating that he simply needed to spend time alone in order to recover from the stress of acting.
Garner died less than a month before their 58th wedding anniversary. On October 30, 2021, Gigi Garner announced on Twitter that her mother, Lois Garner has passed away.
Some Facts about Lois Clarke
Lois Clarke’s husband, Garner’s knees became a chronic problem during the filming of The Rockford Files in the 1970s, with “six or seven knee operations during that time”.
In 2000, he underwent knee replacement surgery for both of them.
On April 22, 1988, Garner had quintuple bypass heart surgery.
Though he recovered rapidly, he was advised to stop smoking. Garner quit smoking 17 years later.
Garner underwent surgery on May 11, 2008, following a severe stroke he had suffered two days earlier.
His prognosis was reported to be “very positive”.