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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

Four Daughters
Four Daughters Mickey Borden
(1938)
Body and Soul
Body and Soul Charley Davis
(1947)
Humoresque
Humoresque Paul Boray
(1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice
(1946)

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 1951 He Ran All the Way
Nick Robey
 1950 The Breaking Point
Harry Morgan
 1950 Under My Skin
Dan Butler
 1949 We Were Strangers
Tony Fenner
 1949 Jigsaw
Loafer with Newspaper (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1948 Force of Evil
Joe Morse
 1948 Anni difficili
Narrator of American version (voice)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Dave Goldman
 1947 Body and Soul
Charley Davis
 1946 Humoresque
Paul Boray
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Nick Blake
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Frank Chambers
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Al Schmid
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
John Garfield
 1944 Between Two Worlds
Tom Prior
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Wolf
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
John Garfield
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
John 'Kit' McKittrick
 1943 Air Force
Aerial Gunner Joe Winocki
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Danny
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Dr. Michael Lewis
 1941 Out of the Fog
Harold Goff
 1941 The Sea Wolf
George Leach
 1940 East of the River
Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo
 1940 Flowing Gold
John Alexander / Johnny Blake
 1940 Saturday's Children
Rims Rosson
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Tommy Gordon
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Joe Bell
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Gabriel Lopez
 1939 Juarez
Porfirio Diaz
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Tim Haydon
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Johnnie
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
John Garfield (uncredited)
 1938 Four Daughters
Mickey Borden
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Sailor" / "Mackay"; credited as Jules Garfield) in "Gold Eagle Guy" on Broadway. Written by Melvin Levy. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Lee Strasberg. Morosco Theatre: 26 Nov 1934-Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/65 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Emperor Norton... 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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[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 »

Trivia:

On May 26, 1949, he was a guest on NBC radio's "Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show". See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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