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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 3 wins. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared (as "Sailor" / "Mackay"; credited as Jules Garfield) in "Gold Eagle Guy" on Broadway. Written by Melvin Levy. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Morosco Theatre: 26 Nov 1934-Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/65 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Emperor Norton... 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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[on his relationship with Warner Bros.] I was suspended 'only' eleven times. I served my time and took it like a sport... They taught me the business, and they made me a star. They took their chances with a cocky kid from the East who still talked out of the corner of his mouth. I appreciate all that. See more »

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Parents were Russian immigrants, David and Hannah Garfinkle. Although his father was a presser in a factory during the week, he was also a cantor on weekends and holy days. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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