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John Garfield

  • Original Name Julius Garfinkle
  • Birth 4 Mar 1913 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 21 May 1952 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 382

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 382
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Garfield (4 Mar 1913–21 May 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 382, citing Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .