Jacob Julius Garfinkle
Quote by John Garfield:Cora Smith: It's too bad Nick took the car.
Frank Chambers: Even if it was here we couldn't take it, unless we'd want to spend the night in jail. Stealing a man's wife, that's nothing, but stealing a man's car, that's larceny.
--John Garfield (as Frank Chambers) in The Postman Always Rings Twiceread more quotes from John Garfield...
Actor, John Garfield, was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on Mar 4, 1913 in New York City, NY.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Although Garfield was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
Garfield's Top rated movies at Classic Movie Hub are: They Made Me a Criminal, Four Daughters, Humoresque, Force of Evil, The Breaking Point, Air Force, The Sea Wolf, Daughters Courageous, Body and Soul and Castle on the Hudson.
And his Top blog posts at CMH Blog Hub are: John Garfield 100th Birthday Blogathon: Humoresque(1947). (from Noir and Chick Flicks), Live fast, look good: a vida e o legado de John Garfield (from Critica Retro), Great On Screen Couples: Lana Turner and John Garfield. (from Noir and Chick Flicks).
Garfield died at the age of 39 on May 21, 1952 in New York City, NY . John Garfield was laid to rest in Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY.
John Garfield (March 4, 1913 - May 21, 1952) was an American actor adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City and in the early 1930ss became an important member of the Group Theater. In 1937 he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros.' major 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, which in turn led, some claimed, to his premature death at 39 from a heart attack. Garfield is acknowledged as a predecessor of such Method actors as Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, and James Dean.
Born Jacob Julius Garfinkle in New York City, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants David and Hannah Garfinkle, Garfield spent the first seven years of his life in Sea Gate, Brooklyn. After the death of his mother, Garfield was sent to a school for difficult children in the Bronx. It was under the guidance of the school's principalâthe noted educator Angelo Patriâthat he was introduced to both boxing and acting. He had also contracted a childhood illness, severely damaging his heart and limiting his ability to engage in strenuous athletics. He received a scholarship to Maria Ouspenskaya's acting school, making his Broadway debut in 1932.Read article at Wikipedia
Doris Lowry: You know I've got my whole life to think about now and you won't be of any help.
Joe Morse: How do you know? You know everything I touch turns to gold. It's raining out and I promised my brother to take you home.
Doris Lowry: Well, that's a lie.
Joe Morse: Well, it's not true; but I would have had he asked. You know you can't tell about your life 'til you're all through living it. Come on, I'll give you a lift. You're tired, I'm tireder. What can happen to either one of us? You tell me the story of your life and maybe I can suggest a happy ending.
--John Garfield (as Joe Morse) in Force of Evil Cora Smith: I want to make something of this place, I want to make it into an honest-to-goodness...
Frank Chambers: Well, aren't we ambitious.
--John Garfield (as Frank Chambers) in The Postman Always Rings Twice Mrs. Robey: If you were a man, you'd be out looking for a job.
Nick Robey: If you were a man, I'd kick your teeth in.
--John Garfield (as Nick Robey) in He Ran All the Wayread more quotes from John Garfield...