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Also Known As: Arthur Ira Garfunkel, Arthur Garfunkel Died:
Born: November 5, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Forest Hills, New York, USA Profession: musician, poet

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Blessed with a hauntingly clear tenor, Art Garfunkel teamed up with Paul Simon to give voice to an entire generation as part of the folk superduo Simon & Garfunkel. Although Simon was the creative force and songwriting genius behind their classic songs, including "Homeward Bound," "I Am a Rock," "Kathy's Song," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "The Boxer," "Cecilia," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and the unforgettable "Mrs. Robinson" from "The Graduate" (1967), Garfunkel's voice marked their distinctive sound. Although a long-simmering feud helped kill their working relationship as well as real-life, life-long friendship, they won five Grammys, earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as pop culture immortality. While their 1981 reunion concert in New York's Central Park set all kinds of records and brought about their definitive live album, Garfunkel's subsequent solo musical career paled in comparison to Simon's. He did earn a Golden Globe nomination for his role opposite Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols's "Carnal Knowledge" (1971), as he became increasingly interested in segueing into acting. Eventually moving beyond much of their animosity, Simon...

Blessed with a hauntingly clear tenor, Art Garfunkel teamed up with Paul Simon to give voice to an entire generation as part of the folk superduo Simon & Garfunkel. Although Simon was the creative force and songwriting genius behind their classic songs, including "Homeward Bound," "I Am a Rock," "Kathy's Song," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "The Boxer," "Cecilia," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and the unforgettable "Mrs. Robinson" from "The Graduate" (1967), Garfunkel's voice marked their distinctive sound. Although a long-simmering feud helped kill their working relationship as well as real-life, life-long friendship, they won five Grammys, earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as pop culture immortality. While their 1981 reunion concert in New York's Central Park set all kinds of records and brought about their definitive live album, Garfunkel's subsequent solo musical career paled in comparison to Simon's. He did earn a Golden Globe nomination for his role opposite Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols's "Carnal Knowledge" (1971), as he became increasingly interested in segueing into acting. Eventually moving beyond much of their animosity, Simon & Garfunkel reunited several times to great acclaim and enormous profit, and Garfunkel's voice and artistic efforts continued to resonate with multiple generations. Although he left his greatest musical legacy as an interpreter of songs written by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel helped provide the soundtrack to an era as well as creating his own underrated body of work as a solo artist.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 54 (1998) Elaine'S Patron
2.
 Boxing Helena (1993) Dr Lawrence Augustine
3.
 Good to Go (1986) S D Blass
4.
 Bad Timing (1980) Dr Alex Linden
5.
 Carnal Knowledge (1971) Sandy
6.
 Catch-22 (1970) Captain Nately
7.
 45th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2003) Performer ("The Sound Of Silence")
8.
 100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll (2001) Interviewee
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1956:
Teamed with high school classmate Paul Simon to form folksinger duo Tom and Jerry
1963:
Started performing as Simon & Garfunkel
1964:
Duo released debut album <i>Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.</i> on Columbia Records
1965:
First No. 1 single, "The Sounds of Silence"
1996:
Cover of traditional British carol "Scarborough Fair" reached Top 20
1968:
Recorded the classic theme song "Mrs. Robinson" for soundtrack to "The Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft
1970:
Released Simon & Garfunkel's landmark fifth album <i>Bridge Over Troubled Water</i>
1970:
Made feature film debut in Mike Nichols directed "Catch-22" as Capt. Nately
1971:
Once again directed by Nichols in "Carnal Knowledge"; earned Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor
1973:
Solo debut, <i>Angel Clare</i>
1975:
Reunited with Paul Simon for the hit "My Little Town"
1982:
Performed <i>The Concert in Central Park</i> with Simon, which was released as a live album
1989:
Published collection of his prose poetry <i>Still Water</i>
1990:
Simon & Garfunkel inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1991:
Performed theme song for CBS comedy series "Brooklyn Bridge"
1993:
Acted in Jennifer Lynch's controversial crime drama "Boxing Helena"
1996:
Completed walk across the United States, which he started in 1984
2002:
Made songwriting debut in ninth solo album <i>Everything Waits to Be Noticed</i>
2003:
Reunited once again with Paul Simon for successful world tour
2009:
Played supporting role in romantic comedy "The Rebound"
2011:
Executive produced musical documentary "The Harmony Game" about the making of <i>Bridge Over Troubled Water</i>
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Education

Columbia College, Columbia University: New York , New York -
Columbia University: New York , New York -
Forest Hills High School: Forest Hills , New York - 1958

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wife:
Kim Cermak.

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son:
James Garfunkel. Born c. 1990.

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"Still Water"
"Simon and Garfunkel: The Biography" Fromm International

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