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Lu
Hi, this is Lu. I know somebody on this website said that black & white movies were "classier" than colored.

Well, in a way I disagree. I think colored movies are better than black & white, I can't really find the words to express that opinion, for instance I was going through TCM's program guide on my cable provider and I happened to see a movie in color with Errol Flynn, now he is a Warner's star, yes they managed to put him in a movie with color, OK, I think it was Robin Hood but our beloved star he always go stuck with black & white movies.
23 October 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Dr. John Fox | @
All,

"Gentleman's Agreement" is on TCM tonight.

It is one of Garfield's best. It was released in late 1947 (Garfield's best year, in my opinion) just two days after "Body And Soul".

As you know, Garfield was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "Body And Soul". He should have received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for "Gentleman's Agreement", and he should have one both.
23 September 2014 - West Chester, Pennsylvania

Barbara | @
Not onLy did we sit across from Julie, but I was lucky to be in the car with her for almost another hour while we drove her home. Julie was such a warm and forth coming person who talked freely about her family. By the way, Lu when she said her mom had Alzheimer's, she was at an advanced age. She died in her 90's, before she got sick she was a highly intelligent woman.

As for the wallet, the thing I found most amazing was the fact that it was found so many years later in discarded belongings that the police kept after someone passed.
19 September 2014 - New York

Lu
Barbara and Dennis you were lucky that you were sitting right across the table from her and got a lot of information that she was talking about, me from where I was sitting, I couldn't get too much.

You said that she showed her father's wallet, what did it look like and also did she say anything about her niece and nephew (David's children) their names, how old they were and what they were doing now.
18 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Also, Barbara you mentioned that she was telling you how her brother died when you drove her home.

I think I have an idea, I read about it when she did an interview in the New York Daily News, it was very sad and she also talked about her mother having Alzheimers Disease.
18 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
I don't know, I was thinking about maybe writing her an old fashioned letter addressed to her at The View. I really wanted to thank her and know that John Garfield has many fans out there and also has this website. It would be nice if she would post here.

I don't know, Dennis and Barbara, I think you mentioned you had facebook account, would it be possible for you to contact her there.
18 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Hi, this is Lu. I was trying to see if Whoopi Goldberg has a website in order to contact her and thank her for mentioned our beloved star on Good Morning America as my husband had suggested but I see she only has a twitter and facebook account which as you know I am skeptical on going on. I

I also tried going on The View website but again at the moment, I don't see anything.
18 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Dennis | @
Another great impressionist George Kirby also did a great John Garfield impression. I also thought Sammy Davis Jr. met Garfield as young boy...and he always loved JG.
17 September 2014 - hamburg ny

Barbara | @
I remember reading an article about Whoopee in Cosmopolitan magazine over 30 years ago, and she mentioned that Garfield was her favorite actor when she was a child. At that time, I was so thrilled to even see Garfield's name in print, it was so rare!

Years ago I read Sammy Davis's autobiography, Yes, I Can and he said he would do impressions of Garfield. He said he was one of his favorites! I would love to see that impression, maybe I will try googling it.

Julie talked about her brother's death when we were driving her home, but it feel it's too personal to write about it here! Dennis, she also thought that HUAC did hasten her dad's death.
16 September 2014 - New York

Dr. John Fox | @
All,

If you do a Google Search on “Whoopi Goldberg John Garfield”, you will discover links to numerous profiles of and articles about Whoopi Goldberg that are absolutely amazing. John Garfield made an incredible impression on her.

I consider myself one of Garfield’s biggest fans (just like everybody who posts on this site), but until I read what Lu and Dennis posted, I had no idea of Ms. Goldberg’s affection and respect for John Garfield.

Thanks Lu and Dennis.
16 September 2014 - West Chester, Pennsylvania

Dennis | @
I seen the Whoopi segment...it was refreshing to hear her fondness to JG...I wonder if Robin Boberts even does know who John Garfield really is? I have read some articles that Whoopi loves John Garfield. Good to see!!
16 September 2014 - hamburg ny

Lu
She actually said that she discovered him in Gentleman's Agreement. I figured she would say Four Daughters since she is old enough to remember that movie.

Again, I want to thank you, Whoopi Goldberg for that.

I wish there was a way that I could play that interview again but I think that is probably not possible.
15 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
I don't know maybe this will somehow bring awareness to him, maybe not.

Actually, I've heard from the postings here that Whoopi Goldberg does know of him and he is one of her favorites but I've never heard her talk about him on TV until now. She sort of made my day.
15 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
I almost fell on the floor when she said John Garfield and I started yelling at the TV, yes, yes, yes.

Actually, Robin Roberts was kind of stunned when Whoopi Goldberg said it especially when nobody ever mentions him.
15 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
First of all, I want to THANK actress Whoopi Goldberg for actually mentioning our BELOVED star John Garfield today on Good Morning America.

Seems she was publizing The View on Good Morning America this morning on its 18th Season. She was being interviewd by Robin Roberts. Robin Roberts asked her several questions including who was the first actor she had a crush on and to my amazement she answered John Garfield.
15 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
I just feel bad that our beloved star doesn't get the attention or recognition that other "stars" receive
9 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Thank you, Dr. Fox for that information since I was under the impression that the movies that they mentioned in the Wall Street Journal were included in a box set. I am going to order now four of them.
9 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Yes, I like to think I am a devoted fan of our beloved star as I think so is Dennis, Barbara and Karen of course and you sir. Dennis I think watches one of his movies every night. And yes, Dennis I am very happy that your wife is coming along, it might be slow but that is fine as long as she is staring to feel better.
9 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Lu
Dear Dr. John Fox, hi, this is Lu. Thank you very much for that very flattering compliment.

I am writing this posting in sections because I never know when this computer or website is going to give me problems. I just had to reboot my computer to see if that would help.
9 September 2014 - Bergen County, NJ

Dennis | @
Hello all...I seen the write up on JG...did anyone look at the comments below...this guy says whoever thinks Garfield suffered his fatal heart attack was helped due the HUAC proceedings is wrong...well I know after seeing what his friend Joe Bernard said and his daughter said they would know they were there. Happy to see John Garfield got some recognition. My wife Karen is improving very slow...but slow is good thanks so much!!
7 September 2014 - hamburg ny

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