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John Garfield (I) (1913–1952)


John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Ukraine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother's death in 1920, when he was 7. He was sent to a special school for... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared (as "Bob Peters" / "The Messenger"; credited as Jules Garfield") in "Peace on Earth" on Broadway. Drama. Written by George Sklar and Albert Maltz. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. 44th Street Theatre: 31 Mar 1934-17 Apr 1934 (18 performances). Cast: Abner Biberman (as "The Guard"), Donald A. Black, John Boruff, Halliam ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield

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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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No actor can really be good until he's reached forty. [He died at 39.] See more »

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When he turned down the chance to play the male lead on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire," the part written originally by Tennessee Williams for an Italian-American was rewritten for a Polish-American to accommodate the blonde looks of the then unknown Marlon Brando. Brando's performance made him a star. See more »

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Julie

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Pisces

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