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Arthur Ira Garfunkel
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Folk singer; actor
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Art Garfunkel Fast Facts:
Met Paul Simon in an elementary school production of
Alice in Wonderland
Began making records with Simon in 1957 under the name Tom and Jerry, and enjoyed a minor hit with their song "Hey Schoolgirl."
Parted ways with Simon after the album
Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
(1964) initially flopped; a year later, electric guitar, bass and drums were added to "The Sounds of Silence," and the song went on to become a No. 1 hit.
Made his big-screen debut in 1970, playing Captain Nately in Mike Nichols' adaptation of
Separated from Simon in 1970, but subsequently reunited with him several times, including the 1981 Concert in Central Park and tours in the 2000s.
First solo release came in 1973 with
, which featured a hit cover of Jimmy Webb's "All I Know."
Released a book of poetry,
, in 1989.
Walked across America, in multiple installments, over a period of more than a decade.
Art Garfunkel Relationships:
James Garfunkel - Son
Linda Grossman - Ex-wife
Jules Garfunkel - Brother
Kim Cermak - Wife
Jacob Garfunkel - Father
Rose Garfunkel - Mother
Beau Daniel - Son
Jerome Garfunkel - Brother
Laurie Bird - Ex-significant Other
Art Garfunkel Awards:
1970 Grammy: Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
1968 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
1968 Grammy: Best Contemporary Pop Performance - Vocal Duo or Group - Winner
1972 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1970 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
1970 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY (BA in Art History); Columbia University, New York, NY (Masters in Mathematics)
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