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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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Stage: Appeared (as "Ralph Berger"; credited as Jules Garfield) in "Awake and Sing!" on Broadway Drama. Written by Clifford Odets. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 19 Feb 1935-27 Jul 1935 (184 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Moe Axelrod"), Stella Adler (as "Bessie Berger"), Roman ... 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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No actor can really be good until he's reached forty. [He died at 39.] See more »

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His six-year-old daughter Katharine died of an allergic reaction in 1945. He never got over the loss. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

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