John Garfield

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John Garfield


From the Under The Influence liner notes:

"Trash" reminds me of "All Grown Up" by The Crystals, and of John Garfield's far-away gaze in the film 'Saturday's Children' (1940).

His image from the 1939 film: "They Made Me A Criminal" was used as a backdrop during Have-A-Go Merchant (O2 Brixton Academy - October 11, 2022):

Morrissey also cites John Garfield as the inspiration for his pose with the violin on the album cover of Ringleader Of The Tormentors (, June 2007).
His image was used by Morrissey Central to mark Morrissey's birthday - May 22, 2023.
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John Garfield (born Jacob Julius Garfinkle; March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor who played brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He grew up in poverty in New York City. In the early 1930s, he became a member of the Group Theatre. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros.' stars. He received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Four Daughters (1938) and Body and Soul (1947). Called to testify before the U.S. Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), he denied communist affiliation and refused to "name names", effectively ending his film career. Some have alleged that the stress of this persecution led to his premature death at 39 from a heart attack. Garfield is acknowledged as a predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and James Dean.

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