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Also Known As: Died: May 21, 1952
Born: March 4, 1913 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
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Was considered a "problem" child due to unruly behavior; enrolled at Public School 45 at suggestion of juvenile authorities
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Became an amatuer boxer
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Served apprenticeship with Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre; adopted stage name of Jules Garfield
1935:
Made NYC stage debut in Clifford dets' "Waiting for Lefty"
1935:
Starred in Odets' "Awake and Sing" on New York stage
1937:
Firmed stage stardom by starring in "Having a Wonderful Time"
1937:
Left cast of "Having a Wonderful Time" to appear in Group Theater production of "Golden Boy"; although Clifford Odets had written the leading role with him in mind, director Harold Clurman cast Luther Adler as Joe Bonaparte; instead played supporting role of a cab driver; left production when Warner Bros. offered a contract
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Signed by Warner Bros.; appeared as an extra in several films
1938:
First feature film as actor, "Four Daughters"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1941:
Played George Leach in "The Sea Wolf"
1946:
Left Warner Bros.
1946:
Starred in original version of "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
1946:
Was producer Irene Mayer Selznick's first choice to play Stanley Kowalski in the Broadway premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire"; lost role because he would only commit to a four-month run in the play and he demanded first refusal of the film version
1947:
Had signature role in "Body and Soul"; played Jewish American buddy of Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement"
1951:
Last film, "He Ran All the Way"
1951:
Starred as "Peer Gynt" in stage production directed by Lee Strasberg
1952:
Acted in stage revival of "Golden Boy"

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