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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 Urkaine). 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 3 wins. See more awards »

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 1951 He Ran All the Way
Nick Robey
 1949 We Were Strangers
Anthony L. 'Tony' Fenner
 1949 Jigsaw
Loafer with Newspaper (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1948 Anni difficili
Narrator of American version (voice)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
John Garfield
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
John Garfield
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
John 'Kit' McKittrick
 1943 Air Force
Aerial Gunner
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Daniel Alvarez
 1941 Out of the Fog
Harold Goff
 1940 Flowing Gold
John Alexander / Johnny Blake
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Johnnie
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
John Garfield (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "The Overland Kid") in "Heavenly Express" on Broadway, 1940. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his relationship with Warner Bros.] I was suspended 'only' eleven times. I served my time and took it like a sport... They taught me the business, and they made me a star. They took their chances with a cocky kid from the East who still talked out of the corner of his mouth. I appreciate all that. See more »

Trivia:

Garfield was one of Warner's most suspended stars, having been suspended eleven times during his nine years at the studio. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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