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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:

Stage: Appeared (as "Working Man") in "The Case of Clyde Griffiths", produced on Broadway. 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:

No actor can really be good until he's reached forty. [He died at 39.] See more »

Trivia:

On Piers Morgan Tonight: Episode dated 11 July 2012 (2012), to promote his autobiography, Robert Blake related that when he was playing John Garfield as a boy in Humoresque (1946), there was a scene he could not get right. Garfield cleared the set and directed Blake himself. After the scene was finished, Garfield told the nine-year-old. "Robert, remember this for the rest of your life. Your life ... See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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