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Jacob Julius Garfinkle (Garfield John)

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 39 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1913 - Born in New York City on the 4th of March.  

1932 - He won a scholarship to an acting school hosted by Maria Ouspenskaya, and made his Broadway debut.

1938 - He received wide critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Four Daughters.

1946 - Garfield graduated to leading roles in films such as The Postman Always Rings Twice with Lana Turner, Humoresque  with Joan Crawford.

1947 - Oscar-winning Best Picture Gentleman's Agreement.

1948 - He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in Body and Soul.

1946 - His contract with Warner Bros. expired, Garfield decided against renewal of his studio contract and opted to start his own independent production company, one of the first Hollywood stars to take this step.

1940-1950 - Garfield was caught up in the Communist scare and supported the Committee for the First Amendment, which opposed governmental investigation of political beliefs.

1952 - Garfield returned to Broadway and starred in revival of Golden Boy, finally being cast in the lead role denied him years before.

1952 - His early death at the age of 39 on the 21st of May. Garfield is interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York.


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