John Garfield

John Garfield
1913 - 1952

John Garfield  American Actor


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Rest in peace.


John Garfield was previously married to Roberta Seidman (1935 - 1952).

John Garfield was in relationships with Iris Whitney (1952), Ann Rutherford, June Eckstine, Édith Piaf, Olivia de Havilland and Greer Garson.

John Garfield had encounters with Shelley Winters (1950), Lana Turner (1945) and Joan Crawford (1940).

John Garfield is rumoured to have hooked up with Hedy Lamarr (1942).


American Actor John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on 4th March, 1913 in New York, New York, USA and passed away on 21st May 1952 New York, New York, USA aged 39. He is most remembered for Body and Soul (1947). His zodiac sign is Pisces.

John Garfield was in 14 on-screen matchups, including Hazel Brooks in Body and Soul (1947), Hedy Lamarr in Tortilla Flat (1942), Jennifer Jones in We Were Strangers (1949), Ann Sheridan in They Made Me a Criminal (1939) and Anne Shirley in Saturday's Children (1940).

John Garfield is a member of the following lists: American film actors, California Democrats and American Jews.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating6 68 years, 7 months 11 years, 5 months -
Married1 17 years - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Encounter3 1 month, 1 day 18 days 24 days
Total11 68 years, 7 months 7 years, 9 months 24 days


First Name John
Middle Name Julius
Last Name Garfield
Full Name at Birth Jacob Julius Garfinkle
Age 39 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th March, 1913
Birthplace New York, New York, USA
Died 21st May, 1952
Place of Death New York, New York, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Body and Soul (1947)
Year(s) Active 1938–1951, 1932–1951
Father David Garfinkle
Mother Hannah Garfinkle
Family Member Katherine Garfield (daughter), Julie Garfield (daughter), David Garfield (son)
Friend Lena Horne, Angelo Patri, Ida Lupino, Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, Woody Guthrie

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 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 persecution 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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John Garfield39 PiscesActor
Iris Whitney89 PiscesActress
Shelley Winters85 LeoActress
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress
Hedy Lamarr85 ScorpioActress
Joan Crawford72 AriesActress
Roberta Seidman-
Édith Piaf47 SagittariusSinger
Olivia de Havilland104 CancerActress
Greer Garson91 LibraActress
Ann Rutherford94 ScorpioActress
June Eckstine-Singer
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
KatherineFemaleRoberta Seidman
DavidMaleRoberta Seidman
JulieFemaleRoberta Seidman


He Ran All the Way1951Nick RobeyMovie
The Breaking Point1950Harry MorganMovie
Under My Skin1950Dan ButlerMovie
Jigsaw1949Loafer with Newspaper (cameo appearance) (uncredited)Movie
We Were Strangers1949Tony FennerMovie
Force of Evil1948Joe MorseMovie
Body and Soul1947Charley DavisMovie
Daisy Kenyon1947John Garfield - Cameo Appearance (Stork Club Bar) (uncredited)Movie
Gentleman's Agreement1947Dave GoldmanMovie
Humoresque1946Paul BorayMovie
Nobody Lives Forever1946Nick BlakeMovie
The Postman Always Rings Twice1946Frank ChambersMovie
Pride of the Marines1945Al SchmidMovie
Between Two Worlds1944Tom PriorMovie
Hollywood Canteen1944John GarfieldMovie
Air Force1943Aerial Gunner Joe WinockiMovie
Destination Tokyo1943WolfMovie
Thank Your Lucky Stars1943John GarfieldMovie
The Fallen Sparrow1943John 'Kit' McKittrickMovie
Tortilla Flat1942DannyMovie
Dangerously They Live1941Dr. Michael LewisMovie
Out of the Fog1941Harold GoffMovie
The Sea Wolf1941George LeachMovie
Castle on the Hudson1940Tommy GordonMovie
East of the River1940Joseph Enrico 'Joe' LorenzoMovie
Flowing Gold1940John Alexander, Johnny BlakeMovie
Saturday's Children1940Rims RossonMovie
Blackwell's Island1939Tim HaydonMovie
Daughters Courageous1939Gabriel LopezMovie
Dust Be My Destiny1939Joe BellMovie
Juarez1939Porfirio DiazMovie
They Made Me a Criminal1939JohnnieMovie
Four Daughters1938Mickey BordenMovie
Swingtime in the Movies1938John Garfield (uncredited)Short Film
Footlight Parade1933Shanghai Lil scene (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (5)

TeachJan 12, 2011

Excuse me Carlos, but what site are you reading? His last movie was in `51: He died in `52. To quote from my favorite movie of his the postman - with a lot of help from the HUAC - rang a little early for him. Teach

txtulipann2txtulipann2Dec 18, 2009

Gifted actor,no one has been able to take his place !

lee;;Mar 1, 2009


Carlos RubianoJun 29, 2008

What idiot put this site together? John Garfield died at 39, in the 1950`s He was NEVER in a 1969 or 1974 film---unless he played a corpse.

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