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John Garfield (Jacob Julius Garfinkle)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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 problem children, where he was introduced to boxing and drama. He won a scholarship to Maria Ouspenskaya's drama school. Read more...

Actor

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Character: John Alexander / Johnny Blake

Flowing Gold 1940

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Character: Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo

East of the River 1940

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Character: Harold Goff

Out of the Fog 1941

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Character: Dr. Michael Lewis

Dangerously They Live 1941

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Character: Aerial Gunner

Air Force 1943

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Character: Himself

Show-Business at War 1943

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Character: Al Schmid

Pride of the Marines 1945

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Character: Nick Blake

Nobody Lives Forever 1946

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Character: Charley Davis

Body and Soul 1947

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Character: Joe Morse

Force of Evil 1948

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Character: Actor 'Humoresque'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: John 'Kit' McKittrick

The Fallen Sparrow 1943

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Character: Narrator of American version

Anni difficili 1948

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