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John Garfield (I) (1913–1952)


Born on Lower East Side of New York City to David and Hannah Garfinkle. Jules was raised by his father after his mother's death in 1920, when he was 7. Sent to a special school for problem children, where he was introduced to boxing and drama. Won a scholarship to Maria Ouspenskaya's drama school. Joined the Civic Repertory Theatre in 1932, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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 1951 He Ran All the Way
Nick Robey
 1950 Under My Skin
Dan Butler
 1949 We Were Strangers
Anthony L. 'Tony' Fenner
 1949 Jigsaw
Loafer with Newspaper (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1948 Anni difficili
Narrator of American version (voice)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
John Garfield
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
John Garfield
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
John 'Kit' McKittrick
 1943 Air Force
Aerial Gunner
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Daniel Alvarez
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Dr. Michael 'Mike' Lewis
 1941 Out of the Fog
Harold Goff
 1940 East of the River
Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo
 1940 Flowing Gold
John Alexander / Johnny Blake
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Joe Bell
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Gabriel Lopez
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Tim Haydon
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Johnnie
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
John Garfield (uncredited)
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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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In September 1947 "Screenland"] England has been praised for turning out intelligent, adult pictures whereas Hollywood has been severely censured for turning out junk. I don't think criticism is a valid one because, in defense of Hollywood, we have censorship problems England doesn't have. I'm not speaking of the license to do sexy stuff. I'm speaking of the license to present adult ideas and ... See more »

Trivia:

Garfield's widow Roberta married labor lawyer Sidney Cohn in 1954. He died in 1991 and Roberta Garfield Cohn died of Alzheimer's Disease in January 2004. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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