Arthur Ira ‘Art’ Garfunkel is an American singer, poet, and actor. The multi-faceted personality is a teacher of mathematics as well. He is best known for partnering with Paul Simon to form the folk rock duo ‘Simon & Garfunkel’. They garnered a lot of fame in the 1960s and 1970s with albums like ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘The Sound of Silence’. The duo’s most successful work is the former, which was a huge success commercially and critically. It won the Grammy Award for ‘Record of the Year’ and was also mentioned in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’. As a solo artist, his successful works include ‘Angel Clare’ which reached the fifth position on the US Billboard 200 and ‘Watermark’, which reached the nineteenth position on the US Billboard 200. As an actor, he made his debut in the black comedy war film ‘Catch-22’. It was based on a novel by Joseph Keller. He has also appeared in TV films, such as ‘Acts of Love and Other Comedies’ and ‘Mother Goose: Rock 'n' Rhyme’. In his career so far, he has won eight Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. As an actor, he has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for his supporting role in the comedy drama film ‘Carnal Knowledge’.