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Jack Garfein (1930–2019)

Czechoslovakian-born Jack Garfein survived imprisonment in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WW2 and came to the US at age 15. After a few years of college, he became a stage actor, then a director. After his Broadway directorial debut in 1953, he joined the Actors Studio, and married one of his fellow students, Carroll Baker. Although ... See full bio »

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Known For

Something Wild Director
The Strange One Director
The Marriage Director
Windows Director


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 1955 Windows (TV Series)
 1954 The Marriage (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1954)
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 2016 Jack Garfein on Marilyn Monroe (Video short)
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 1961 Something Wild (screenplay)
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 2017 Something Wild in the City (Documentary short) (additional clips & stills courtesy of)
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 2017 Something Wild in the City (Documentary short) (special thanks)
 2009 The Sexton's Wife (very special thanks)
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  The Wild One (Documentary) (filming)
 2017 A Master Class with Jack Garfein (Documentary)
 2017 Something Wild in the City (Documentary short)
 1958 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #5.30 (1958) ... Self

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Stage: Directed "The Price" on Broadway. Drama (revival). See more »

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Father of Blanche Baker (b. 12/20/56) and Herschel Garfein. See more »

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