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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
(1947)
The Postman Always Rings Twice
(1946)
Body and Soul
Body and Soul Charley Davis
(1947)
Force of Evil
Force of Evil Joe Morse
(1948)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Bill"; credited as Jules Garfield; Broadway debut) in "Lost Boy" on Broadway. Drama. Written by T.C. Upham. Directed by James Light. Mansfield Theatre: 5 Jan 1932-Jan 1932 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: William Balfour (as "Mr. Gilkey"), Edgar Barrier (as "Joe Hebert"), Charles Berre (as "Dick"), ... See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on his relationship with Warner Bros.] I was suspended "only" 11 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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Won a state-wide oratory contest sponsored by the New York Times as a boy with Benjamin Franklin as his subject. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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