John Garfield

Born Mar 4, 1913

John Garfield was an American actor adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City and in the early 1930s became an important member of the Group Theater. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros. ' major stars. Called to testify before the U.S.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born on March 4, 1913.


1935 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The play opened in February 1935, and Garfield was singled out by critic Brooks Atkinson for having a "splendid sense of character development." … Read More
1938 25 Years Old After many false starts, he was finally cast in a supporting, yet crucial role as a tragic young composer in a Michael Curtiz film titled Four Daughters. After the picture's release in 1938, he received wide critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. … Read More


1946 33 Years Old …  In 1946, when his contract with Warner Bros. expired, Garfield decided not to renew it and opted to start his own independent production company, one of the first Hollywood stars to take this step. … Read More
With film work scarce because of the blacklist, Garfield returned to Broadway and starred in a 1952 revival of Golden Boy, finally being cast in the lead role denied him years before.
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