Art Garfunkel

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Arthur Ira Garfunkel
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/05/1941, Scorpio
  • Profession: 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 Catch-22.
  • 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 Angel Clare, which featured a hit cover of Jimmy Webb's "All I Know."
  • Released a book of poetry, Still Water, in 1989.
  • Walked across America, in multiple installments, over a period of more than a decade.
  • Art Garfunkel Relationships:
  • James Garfunkel - Son
  • Kim Cermak - Wife
  • Jerome Garfunkel - Brother
  • Laurie Bird - Ex-significant Other
  • Jules Garfunkel - Brother
  • Linda Grossman - Ex-wife
  • Jacob Garfunkel - Father
  • Rose Garfunkel - Mother
  • Beau Daniel - Son
  • Art Garfunkel Awards:
  • 1970 Grammy: Record of the Year - 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: Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1970 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • College:
  • Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY (BA in Art History); Columbia University, New York, NY (Masters in Mathematics)

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