Actor. Hollywood leading man in the 1930's and 1940's. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor, once in 1939 for Four Daughters, and again in 1948 for Body and Soul. Other noteworthy films include They Made Me A Criminal, The Sea Wolf, Destination Tokyo, Gentleman's Agreement, Humoresque, and The Postman Always Rings Twice. An active liberal, he was accused of being a Communist in the late 1940's and was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in April, 1951. He refused to mention names of any friends and testified that he was not, nor had he ever been a Communist. Nevertheless, he was still blacklisted in Hollywood and his ability to find work greatly declined. He was only 39 years old when he died of a heart attack the following year. (bio by: Decal)
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I absolutely respect your memory. I admire the fact that you would not name names during the Communist scare inquiries. I honestly believe the end of your career was caused by the vindictive people looking every place they could think of for commies. Just...(Read more) -
david McConnell-Palmer Added: Apr. 26, 2016
Just saw Body and soul .. You were amazing actor! Never forget you MR.Garfield.. -
Dana Added: Apr. 13, 2016
Rest in peace. A wonderful actor who brought great depth and feeling to his roles. -
Sue Gartman Added: Mar. 31, 2016