Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
John Garfield
Please vote to see the next celebrity (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (March 4, 1913-May 21, 1952)
    Birth name was Jacob Julius Garfinkle
    Won scholarship to Ouspenskaya Drama School
    Worked odd jobs during the Depression
    Rode the rails as a hobo
    Joined Group Theater in late thirties
    Appeared in 'The Postman Always Rings Twice,' 'Humoresque,' 'Body and Soul,' 'Gentleman's Agreement,' 'Force of Evil,' 'We Were Strangers,' 'Under My Skin,' 'The Breaking Point,' 'Four Daughters,' 'The Sea Wolf,' 'Hollywood Canteen,' 'Destination Tokyo' and 'Air Force'
    He was typecast as the edgy tough guy or a shady character.
    He was a juvenile delinquent and gang member as a youth.
    He got sent to a reformatory for his trouble.
    He played Bogart-type roles but never achieved Bogey's acclaim.
    In an obscure homage to Garfield's character Sgt. Joe Winocki in the movie 'Air Force,' Christopher Walken's character in Pulp Fiction mentions a 'gunner on a transport named Winocki' who safeguarded a man's watch during the Vietnam War.
    Contrary to his macho image, his nickname was 'Julie.'
    He testified under oath in front of a congressial committee that he did not know any Communists, despite his close friends and wife were Communists.
    He turned himself around as a youth, channeling his energy into boxing and acting.
    He won a debate contest, earning him a scholarship which he used to study acting.
    He was a victim of the Communist blacklist of the 1950s.
    His daughter Katharine died of an allergic reaction in 1945.
    He married Roberta Seidman, his childhood sweetheart.
    His movie 'A Gentleman's Agreement' shed light on the controversial subject of anti-Semitism (1947). Being Jewish himself, the movie was a personal cause for him.
    He paved the way for the Hollywood 'rebel,' being a forerunner to James Dean, Montgomery Clift and the brooding 70s heroes played by Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.
    He died too young, at 39, from a weak heart.
    He died having sex at his girlfriend's apartment.

Credit: Big Papa

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 23.08% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 52.78% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 65 Votes: 35.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 76 Votes: 48.68% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 119 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 230 Votes: 45.22% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 263 Votes: 46.39% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News