James Garner hospitalized after stroke

May 13, 2008 5:19:36 PM PDT
James Garner has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering a minor stroke at his home last week.

Publicist Jennifer Allen said Tuesday that the star of "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" was hospitalized Friday. Allen says Garner is doing well and will be going home soon.

Garner, who turned 80 last month, rose to prominence in the 1950s as "Maverick," a wry riverboat gambler who, unlike his TV contemporaries, would often run rather than fight.

He's better known to younger audiences for playing Katey Sagal's father in the sitcom "8 Simple Rules ... For Dating My Teenage Daughter."