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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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Gentleman's Agreement
Gentleman's Agreement Dave Goldman
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Body and Soul
Body and Soul Charley Davis
Force of Evil
Force of Evil Joe Morse


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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Henry Susskind") in "Counsellor-at-Law" on Broadway. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield


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 »


Buried at Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York See more »



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