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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 »

Known For

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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "The Overland Kid") in "Heavenly Express" on Broadway, 1940. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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 »

Trivia:

In his only TV appearance, Garfield played Joe Bonaparte and Kim Stanley played Lorna Moon in a scene from Clifford Odets' play "Golden Boy" on Cavalcade of Stars: Episode #1.53 (1950). The role had been written for him by Odets, but when the play was first produced by the Group Theatre in 1938, the powers that be decided Garfield wasn't "ready" to play the role of the young violinist turned ... See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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