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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 "Peer Gynt") in "Peer Gynt" on Broadway (revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Book adapted by Paul Green. Incidental music by Lan Adomian. Near East Music by Hillel and Aviva. Choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Directed by Lee Strasberg. ANTA Playhouse: 28 Jan 1951-24 Feb 1951 (32 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony (... 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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In 2013 on "The Piers Morgan Show" to promote his autobiography, Robert Blake related that when he was playing John Garfield as a boy in "Humoresque," there was a scene he could not get right. Garfield cleared the set and directed Blake himself. After the scene was finished, Garfield told the nine year old. "Robert, remember this for the rest of your life. Your life is a rehearsal. Your ... See more »

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Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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