Art Garfunkel is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and actor who rose to fame as one-half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. His career has spanned over five decades and he has released multiple solo albums as well as collaborated with other artists.
Art Garfunkel’s Bio
Art Garfunkel was born in Forest Hills, New York, on November 5th, 1941. He attended Forest Hills High School and Columbia University, where he studied mathematics and architecture. He first achieved fame as half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, alongside his childhood friend, Paul Simon. The duo released a number of hit songs including “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Garfunkel has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing nine studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. He has collaborated with other artists such as James Taylor, Barbra Streisand, and Dionne Warwick. Garfunkel has also acted in a few films, including Carnal Knowledge and Catch-22.
Art Garfunkel’s Career
Garfunkel’s career began in 1957 when he and Paul Simon formed the duo Tom & Jerry. The duo released their first single, “Hey Schoolgirl,” in 1957 and went on to release a number of other singles. In 1964, the duo changed their name to Simon & Garfunkel and released their debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM. The album was a commercial failure, but the single “The Sound of Silence” became a hit and launched the duo into stardom.
The duo released a number of hit albums and singles in the following years, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “The Boxer.” In 1970, the duo split and Garfunkel pursued a solo career. His debut solo album, Angel Clare, was released in 1973 and was a commercial success. Garfunkel has released nine studio albums and two greatest hits compilations.
Art Garfunkel’s Personal Life
Garfunkel is married to Kim Cermak and the couple has two children. He was previously married to Linda Marie Grossman and they had a daughter, Lorca. Garfunkel has also been romantically linked to actress Laurie Bird and model Theresa Russell.
Garfunkel is an avid collector of stamps and has written a book about the hobby. He is also an accomplished chess player and has written a book on the game. He is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has endorsed presidential candidates such as Barack Obama and John Kerry.
Art Garfunkel is an iconic singer-songwriter and actor who has achieved immense success throughout his five-decade-long career. He is an accomplished chess player and stamp collector, and is a passionate supporter of the Democratic Party.