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John Garfield Overview:

Actor, John Garfield, was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on Mar 4, 1913 in New York City, NY. Garfield died at the age of 39 on May 21, 1952 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY.



Although Garfield was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.


Humoresque, Force of Evil, Four Daughters, The Breaking Point, They Made Me a Criminal, Body and Soul, The Sea Wolf, Daughters Courageous, The Fallen Sparrow and Air Force.

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100th Birthday Blogathon: Humoresque(1947).

By Dawn Sample on Mar 4, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

To celebrate classic actor ’s centennial birthday. Patti at "They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To", is hosting The Centennial Blogathon. Please click on poster located on the side bar to read all contributions. This is my contribution to the John Garfie... Read full article

Live fast, look good: a vida e o legado de

By Lê on Mar 1, 2013 From Critica Retro

Live fast, look good: a vida e o legado de , uma das maiores estrelas da década de 1940, completaria 100 anos no dia 4 de março. Ele, porém, não viveu nem metade desse tempo: morreu aos 39 anos em 1952. Quase desconhecido das plateias modernas, mas ainda lembrado... Read full article

Great On Screen Couples: Lana Turner and .

By Dawn on Feb 19, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

One of Turner's favorite film performances was in , The Postman Always Rings Twice(1946), which co-starred . As claimed in a documentary, Turner did not get along with him and when she found he was her male lead, she said: "Couldn't they at least hire someone attractive?" This classic f... Read full article

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John Garfield Film Quotes
Phil Green: I've been saying I'm Jewish, and it works.
Dave Goldman: Why, you crazy fool! It's working?
Phil Green: It works too well. I've been having my nose rubbed in it, and I don't like the smell.
Dave Goldman: You're not insulated yet, Phil. The impact must be quite a business on you.
Phil Green: You mean you get indifferent to it in time?
Dave Goldman: No, but you're concentrating a lifetime into a few weeks. You're not changing the facts, you're just making them hurt more.

Sparks: How come they picked you?
Wolf: I don't know. Strong arm, strong back, weak mind!

Harry Morgan: [to Leona as she reaches into his shirt pocket] Yuh know, one day you can get your arm broke reachin' for something that don't belong to yuh.

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