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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:

Spoken word album: Recorded a children's storybook record album for Mercury Records called "Herman Ermine in Rabbit Town" in May of 1946. The three-record- 78-rpm album (Mercury Miniature Playhouse MMP-1) also featured original music by Alec Wilder. See more »

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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:

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

Trivia:

The role of Bill Sampson in All About Eve (1950) was originally intended for him, but Gary Merrill was cast instead. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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