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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 Urkaine). 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Having Wonderful Time" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Arthur Kober. Directed / produced by Marc Connelly. Lyceum Theatre: 20 Feb 1937-8 Jan 1938 (372 performances). Produced in association with Bela Blau. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 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' 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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When his Warner Bros. contract expired in 1946, he did not re-sign with the studio, opting to start his own independent production company instead. He was one of the first Hollywood actors to do so. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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