Garfunkel, Art

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Garfunkel, Art Gender: M
Arthur Ira Garfunkel
born on 5 November 1941 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°21' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°00 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°32'

Art Garfunkel
photo: wonker from London, United Kingdom, license cc-by-2.0


American musician and actor. As a team with Paul Simon, they wrote and performed songs that were poetic and cogent with social comment. They separated in 1971 and Garfunkel went on to films that included "Catch 22" and "Carnal Knowledge," 1971. Through the '80s, he was quite reclusive, staying home and writing poetry, doing a little singing, reading and perfecting his basketball hoop shots. In 1984 he vowed to walk across American, completing the trek in 1996 after making 40 hikes up to 100 miles each.

The '90s brought a creative resurgence for the curly-haired singer-composer. He toured Europe to promote his 1996 album "Across America," released a Grammy-nominated children's record, "Songs for a Parent to a Child," performed for President Clinton and voiced the singing moose on the PBS cartoon series "Arthur." In October 2003, he and Paul Simon initiated one of their rare concert tours together.

In January 2004, the singer’s limousine was pulled over for speeding, and the police officer found Garfunkel in possession of marijuana. On 4 February 2004, in Hurley, New York, he pleaded guilty and paid $200 in fines.

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  • associate relationship with Grant, Amy (born 25 November 1960). Notes: collaborators on "The Animals' Christmas"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Simon, Paul (born 13 October 1941)
  • lover relationship with Marshall, Penny (born 15 October 1943). Notes: Brief relationship, mid-1980s


  • Work : Begin Major Project 10 March 1964 in Manhattan ("Sounds of Silence" recorded for first album)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1970 (split with singing partner, Paul Simon)
  • Social : Left group 1971 (Separated from Simon to work alone)
  • Death of Father August 1986 in Broward Gardens (Jacob (Jack) Garfunkel, born 9 Jul 1908, New York)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 1996 (Finished walking across America)
  • Work : Begin Major Project October 2003 (began tour with Paul Simon, only 2nd since their split)
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  • Social Crime Perpetration 4 February 2004 (pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana/paid $200 in fines)
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  • Death of Mother 17 June 2005 in Fort Lauderdale (Rose Garfunkel-Pearlman, born 12 September 1911, New York)
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Source Notes

Ruth Dewey quotes Houldson in Dell 10/ l970. PC gives the same data as B.C.; unconfirmed. Old-file had 11:25 PM EST.

Svi: All major genealogical sites give 5 November 1941, New York, based on U.S. Public Records.

Art Garfunkel about Art Garfunkel


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Walked across America)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Simon and Garfunkel)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book