Veteran film character actor Allen Garfield, who appeared in films like ‘Nashville’ and ‘The Stunt Man,’ has died of covid-19, Coronavirus. He was 80. Before becoming a character artist, Allen Garfield was a boxer and worked as a sports reporter.
Actor Ronee Blakely confirmed the news of Garfield’ death by sharing a post on Facebook as he wrote, “RIP Allen Garfield, the great actor who essayed my husband in ‘Nashville’, has passed away of Covid-19.”
Allen Garfield was known for playing corrupt and villainous men in the movies. He had appeared in over 100 movies and television shows.
Allen Garfield was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. He was a sports reporter and Golden Gloves boxer before becoming a character artist. The actor attended The Actors Studio in New York City, studying with both Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and worked on stage before testing his luck in film industry. Diabolique fame Garfield studied acting at night and accepted by the Actors Studio workshop and studied under Lee Strasberg. His popular movies are Diabolique, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Stuart Saves His Family, Jack and His Friends etc.
His last film was in “Chief Zabu”, which was released in the year 2016 but shot in 1986.