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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 2 wins & 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:

(11/11/40) Radio: Appeared (as "Charley Davis") in a "Screen Directors Playhouse" broadcast of "Body and Soul". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his past associations with "progressive" causes] Actors are emotional. If somebody would come up to us and say, "Sign here. Everybody's doing it for civil liberties", or "Sign here to save the bread of children of writers banned from the studios because of their political beliefs", I would sign because it was a right cause in which I believed. See more »

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Is portrayed by Bruce Ornstein in Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983) See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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