Monday, March 4, 2013

John Garfield 100 -- March 4, 2013

John Garfield grew up in hard circumstances in New York, became a member of the Group Theatre in the 1930s, starred in friend Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy, and then went to Hollywood.  He appeared in several movies, including an adaption of John Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat, where he played Danny.   When World War II started, he tried to enlist, but was rejected because of a heart condition.  After the war he starred in many successful movies, including The Postman Always Rings Twice, Humoresque and Body and Soul.  During the Red Scare, he refused to name names.  He died at 39 from a heart attack. 

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