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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 »

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Other Works:

(11/15/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Charley Davis") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Body and Soul". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Screen acting is my business but I get my kicks from Broadway. See more »


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



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