This Day in Jewish History: A Brilliant Actor Who Was Not a Communist Dies Very Young

John ‘Julie’ Garfield, who was so picky about his roles that Warner’s began withholding his pay, took being blacklisted hard.

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On May 21, 1952, the American film star John Garfield died, not yet 40. In a screen career that spanned just 13 years he had appeared in over 40 films, mainly in starring roles, making him famous and wealthy....