Allen Garfield was an American actor.
In Greetings Garfield praises the imaginary book The Horney Headmaster by Richard P. Long (“beautiful book, tremendous insights!”) to Robert de Niro.
In The Conversation, that masterpiece of paranoia, he is the one to describe Hackman as “the best bugger on the West Coast.”
The true jewel of the three films I mention here, is the film Hi Mom! for its ‘black experience’ episode (but to be honest, Garfield is not in that segment).
While researching this death, I stumble upon Cry Uncle! (1971), judging from the trailer, I gather this is an amusing film.
Au revoir John. I suspect you were lots of fun.