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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 »

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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 "Henry Susskind") in "Counsellor-at-Law" on Broadway. 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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[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 »

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Was a semifinalist in a Golden Gloves tournament. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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