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John Garfield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Garfield (born Jacob Julius Garfinkle, March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor who played brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City. In the early 1930s, he became a member of the Group Theater. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros.' stars. Called to testify before the U.S. Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), he denied communist affiliation and refused to "name names", effectively ending his film career. Some have alleged that the stress of this incident led to his premature death at 39 from a heart attack. Garfield is acknowledged as a predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and James Dean.

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Mar 4, 1913 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Four Daughters 1938-08-09
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner 2019-05-22
Known For
Poster of John Garfield
Poster of The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
Poster of Gentleman's Agreement
Poster of Body and Soul
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Movie Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 2013-01-29
Movie A War in Hollywood John 'Kit' McKittrick / Self (archive footage) 2009-10-16
Movie The John Garfield Story (archive footage) 2003-02-03
Movie John Garfield Unknown 2002-01-01
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Self (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie He Ran All the Way Nick Robey 1951-06-20
Movie Under My Skin Dan Butler 1950-03-17
Movie The Breaking Point Harry Morgan 1950-10-06
Movie Jigsaw Loafer with Newspaper (uncredited) 1949-03-11
Movie We Were Strangers Anthony L. 'Tony' Fenner 1949-04-27
Movie Force of Evil Joe Morse 1948-12-25
Movie Gentleman's Agreement Dave Goldman 1947-11-11
Movie Humoresque Paul Boray 1947-01-25
Movie Body and Soul Charlie Davis 1947-11-11
Movie Okay for Sound Unknown 1946-09-07
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Frank Chambers 1946-05-02
Movie Nobody Lives Forever Nick Blake 1946-11-01
Movie Pride of the Marines Albert Schmid 1945-08-24
Movie Breakdowns of 1944 Self 1944-01-01
Movie Between Two Worlds Tom Prior 1944-05-20
Movie Hollywood Canteen Self 1944-12-15
Movie Air Force Tail Gunner Joe Winocki 1943-03-20
Movie Show-Business at War Self 1943-05-21
Movie Destination Tokyo Wolf 1943-12-31
Movie The Fallen Sparrow John 'Kit' McKittrick 1943-08-19
Movie Thank Your Lucky Stars Himself 1943-09-25
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Tortilla Flat Daniel Alvarez 1942-05-21
Movie The Sea Wolf George Leach 1941-03-21
Movie Out of the Fog Harold Goff 1941-06-14
Movie Dangerously They Live Dr. Michael 'Mike' Lewis 1941-12-24
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie Castle on the Hudson Tommy Gordon 1940-02-17
Movie Breakdowns of 1939 Himself 1940-01-02
Movie Saturday's Children Rims Rosson 1940-05-04
Movie Flowing Gold Johnny Blake 1940-08-24
Movie East of the River Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo 1940-11-09
Movie Blackwell's Island Tim Haydon 1939-01-24
Movie They Made Me a Criminal Johnnie Bradfield, aka Jack Dorney 1939-01-21
Movie Juarez General Porfirio Diaz 1939-06-10
Movie Daughters Courageous Gabriel Lopez 1939-06-23
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Joe Bell 1939-09-16
Movie Four Wives Mickey Borden 1939-12-22
Movie Four Daughters Mickey Borden 1938-08-09
Movie Swingtime in the Movies Himself (uncredited) 1938-12-24