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Age39 (age at death)
Birthday 4 March, 1913
Birthplace New York, New York, USA
Died 21 May, 1952
Place of Death New York, New York, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Body and Soul (1947)
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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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