|Real Name/Full Name||Arthur Ira Garfunkel|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Art Garfunkel|
|Birth Place:||Forest Hills, New York, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||5 November 1941|
|Age/How Old:||81 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
|Hair Color:||Reddish Golden|
|Parents Name:||Father – Jacob Garfunkel
Mother – Rose Garfunkel
|School:||Forest Hill High School|
|Girlfriend:||Laurie Bird, Penny Marshall|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Kim Garfunkel (m. 1988), Linda Marie Grossman (m. 1972–1975)|
|Kids/Children Name:||2 (James and Beau Daniel)|
|Profession:||Singer, Poet, Actor, Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2023|
Art Ira Garfunkel is one of the most renowned American singer, poet, and an actor. He is best known for performing in the folk-rock duo with Paul Simon. His image and signature vocal is still today among the most recognizable in popular music.
Well, how well do you know about Art Garfunkel? If not much, here is what we know about Art Garfunkel to date.
Biography and Early Life
Art Garfunkel was born on November 5, 1941, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. He was the second child of Rose and Jacob Garfunkel. His father was a salesman and had immigrated from Romania to the United States, searching for a job. When he was just four years old, his father brought a wire recorder, and this got him fascinated to sing and record his voice. He would spend most of his afternoons singing and recording his voice and playing the recorder to listen to his voice and identify his flaws.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Art Garfunkel in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Art Garfunkel’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 27th January 2023 having been born on 5 November 1941. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.
Art met his singing partner Paul Simon when he was in his sixth grade, and both of them completed their high school at Forest Hill High School. After graduating from his school, Art initially majored in architecture at the Columbia University and later achieved a bachelor’s degree in history of arts. In 1967 he received his master’s degree in mathematics education from Teachers College of Columbia University.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Art Garfunkel has two brothers, the elder is Jules, and the younger is Jerome. In 1972, he got married to an architect called Linda Marie Grossman but later in 1975 got divorced from her. After his first marriage, he was involved in two relationships with an actress and a former model. In 1988 Garfunkel married a supermodel called Kathryn Cermak, and together they have two children.
Is Art Garfunkel Gay?
Art Garfunkel is not gay because he has married twice to two different women and had romantic relationships with two more women. He also has two kids from his second marriage.
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon formed their duo officially under the name “Simon and Garfunkel” and released their first album called Wednesday Morning 3 AM on Colombia Records in 1964. Initially, the album did not become a hit, but in the year 1965, a producer named Tom Wilson modified one of the songs of the album, and that song topped the Billboard pop charts. Soon after the success of their song, the duo released four more albums in the following years.
Their most critically acclaimed album was Bridge over Troubled Water, which was released in the year 1970. After this, the duo broke up due to personal differences, and Art began his acting career by acting in two Hollywood movies. From the year 1980 to 1995, he saw the lowest point in his music career with two of his albums became flopped. In the early 2000s, he began to travel around the world and performed at various musical concerts, and regained his popularity.
Art Garfunkel has won seven Grammy Awards and a Britannia award for his music. He was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards and People Choice’s Awards for his wonderful acting performances. He has also been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his forty years in the music industry. Simon and Art were both inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 1990.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Art Garfunkel in 2023
Art Garfunkel’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $70 Million as of 2023. His primary source of income comes from singing and selling his music albums across the globe. He has also acted in several movies and has written songs for other singers who also contribute to his income.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Art Garfunkel loves to write poems and has published many of his poems.
- He has been arrested twice for the possession of drugs in the years 2004 and 2005.
- Due to heavy smoking, he suffered from vocal cord paresis, which lowered his voice, and he was not able to sing correctly for many years.
Art Garfunkel’s voice is considered one of the most pleasing voices in New York, and always a joy to watch him sing. He has seen both highs and lows in his long music career. Some of his great works include the albums such as Breakaway and Angel Clare. He also worked in some movies such as Catch-22 and Bad Timing, which were cult classics of the late 1970s.