From his Broadway debut role in Elmer Rice’s 1932 play Counselor At Law, but from the Chicago tryout before the play went to Broadway! With 5 other autographs. From the estate of a fellow performer in the cast. The only one I have ever come across with him signing as Jules Garfield and the earliest autograph of his I have come across. Orn Jacob Julius Garfinkel, John Garfield was one of the most respected dramatic actors of the 1930s and 1940s, earning two Academy Award nominations (Best Supporting Actor for Four Daughters, 1938, and Best Actor for Body and Soul, 1947). His other film credits include The Sea Wolf (1941), Tortilla Flat (1942), Pride of the Marines (1945), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) and Force of Evil (1948). John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Ukraine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother’s death in 1920, when he was 7. He was sent to a special school for problem children, where he was introduced to boxing and drama. He won a scholarship to Maria Ouspenskaya’s drama school. He joined the Civic Repertory Theatre in 1932, changing his name to Jules Garfield and making his Broadway debut in that company’s Counsellor-at-Law. Joined the Group Theatre company, winning acclaim for his role in Awake and Sing. Embittered over being passed over for the lead in Golden Boy, which was written for him, he signed a contract with Warner Brothers, who changed his name to John Garfield. Won enormous praise for his role of the cynical Mickey Borden in Four Daughters (1938). Appeared in similar roles throughout his career despite his efforts to play varied parts. Active in liberal political and social causes, he found himself embroiled in Communist scare of the late 1940s. Though he testified before Congress that he was never a Communist, his ability to get work declined. While separated from his wife, he succumbed to long-term heart problems, dying suddenly in the home of a woman friend at 39. His funeral was mobbed by thousands of fans, in the largest funeral attendance for an actor since Rudolph Valentino. Wear and tear to the playbill. 1951He Ran All the Way. Loafer with Newspaper (cameo appearance) (uncredited). 1947The Postman Always Rings Twice: The Radio Play (Video short). 1946The Postman Always Rings Twice. 1945Pride of the Marines. 1943Thank Your Lucky Stars. Sergeant Joe Winocki -‘Mary Ann’ Rear Gunner. 1941Out of the Fog. 1940East of the River. Joseph Enrico’Joe’ Lorenzo. 1940Castle on the Hudson. 1939Dust Be My Destiny. 1939They Made Me a Criminal. 1938Swingtime in the Movies (Short). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Cards & Papers”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Cards & Paper
- Industry: Movies