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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 "Peer Gynt") in "Peer Gynt" on Broadway (revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Book adapted by Paul Green. Incidental music by Lan Adomian. Near East Music by Hillel and Aviva. Choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Directed by Lee Strasberg. ANTA Playhouse: 28 Jan 1951-24 Feb 1951 (32 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony (... 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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Screen acting is my business but I get my kicks from Broadway. See more »

Trivia:

He was born on the same day that Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th President of the United States (March 4, 1913). See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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