James Garner's many film and television credits over his five decade career include the 2004 film in 2003, after the death of its star John Ritter.
Garner played Jim Egan, father of Katey Sagal's Kate Hennessy, who came to live with his daughter and family as they recovered from the loss of their father.
On Tuesday night, the cast, producers and writers of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" took their tragic loss of a co-star and friend and, in a nod to moving on, created honest, wonderful television. Considering the way television can bungle these things, the sitcom's return without John Ritter, whose sudden death of an aortic dissection in September shocked so many, could have been a lot worse.
After Ritter's death, the cast and the network mourned, quite publicly, to strong ratings that, overnight, turned the network's modest hit into a legitimate contender bleeding viewers from its comedy competition on NBC.
John Ritter's widow, actress Amy Yasbeck, is also working on a book about the late actor.
In the midst of last week's storm surrounding CBS and "The Reagans," you may have missed something sweet and lovely that happened over on ABC.
Amy Yasbeck, John Ritter's widow, will release a book detailing her life with John Ritter next Tuesday, September 7th.
The book includes chapters detailing their early lives, how they met, their life and work together, and her life after John's death.
Those of us hoping that the change of distributor, from Buena Vista to Lionsgate, might mean better special features, will be disappointed.
After joining the National Guard and serving seven months in the United States, he was deployed with the army to Korea.