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Art Garfunkel Parents: Meet Jacob Garfunkel, Rose Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel Parents: Meet Jacob Garfunkel, Rose Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Highlights of Garfunkel’s solo music career include one top-10 hit, three top-20 hits, six top-40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top-30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award.

Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned eight Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Art Garfunkel Parents

Art Garfunkel Parents: Meet Jacob Garfunkel, Rose Garfunkel

Who are Art Garfunkel’s mother and father?

Art Garfunkel was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, the son of Rose and Jacob “Jack” Garfunkel, a traveling salesman. Art was a middle child with two brothers, the older Jules and the younger Jerome.

Jacob’s parents immigrated to the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, and settled in Manhattan. Before his career in sales, Jacob worked as an actor in Dayton, Ohio.

Art Garfunkel Parents

Garfunkel is of Romanian-Jewish descent, his paternal grandparents having emigrated from the city of Iași.

When he was young, he would often sing in synagogue. His maternal cousin was Lou Pearlman, founder of the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC.

source:summarybio.com