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Summary Article: Garfunkel, Art(hur Ira) (1941– ) from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

US singer. With Paul Simon he formed the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel, and had such hits as ‘Mrs Robinson’ (1968) and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ (1970), both of which won Grammys for Record of the Year. Never as successful as Simon in his solo music career, Garfunkel's solo albums include Angel Clare (1973) and Fate for Breakfast (1979), and his singles include ‘Bright Eyes’ (1979) from the animated film Watership Down (1978).

In addition to a number of Grammys, awards shared with Paul Simon include the 1977 Britannia Music Award for the best single in 25 years of pop history for ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. The duo were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the USA in 1990. Garfunkel has also appeared in several films, including Mike Nichols' Catch 22 (1970) and Carnal Knowledge (1971; Golden Globe nomination), the drama Boxing Helena (1993), and the romantic comedy The Rebound (2009).

He was born in Forest Hills, New York. He and Simon first performed together as ‘Tom & Jerry’ when they were teenagers.

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