Garfield earned Best Actor Oscar nominations for his roles in 1947’s Body and
Soul and 1938’s Four Daughters. His other notable films include Tortilla Flat in
1942 and The Sea Wolf in 1941. He also co-starred in the 1947 film, Gentleman’s Agreement, with Gregory Peck. He began his acting career performing on stage
for the American Laboratory Theater and Civic Repertory Theater. Long-term
heart problems led to his death at the age of 39.