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Abraham Sofaer

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Abraham Sofaer (October 1, 1896 – January 21, 1988) was a stage actor of Burmese-Jewish descent who became a familiar supporting player on film and television in his later years. He was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar). Sofaer's strong features and resonant voice complemented the many exotic character parts he played. He began his acting career on the London stage in 1921, but soon was alternating between London and Broadway. By the 1930s, he was appearing in both British and American films. Among his more prominent performances were the dual role of the Judge and Surgeon in Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and St. Paul in Quo Vadis (1951). He also appeared on television from its earliest days in the late 1930s and on radio. Although his film appearances diminished after the 1950s, he continued to have guest roles on dozens of major U.S. television series throughout the 1960s, including Star Trek ("Charlie X"), The Twilight Zone ("The Mighty Casey"), Lost in Space ("The Flaming Planet") and The Outer Limits ("Demon with a Glass Hand"), until retiring in the mid 1970s. He may be best-remembered for his recurring role as Hadji, the master of all genies, on I Dream of Jeannie. Sofaer married Psyche Angela Christian, with whom he had two sons and four daughters. He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, as the result of congestive heart failure in 1988. The noted jurist of the same name is the son of one of the actor's cousins. Description above from the Wikipedia article Abraham Sofaer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 1, 1896 In Rangoon, Burma. [now Yangôn, Myanmar]
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Stamboul 1931-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974-09-13
Known For
Poster of I Dream of Jeannie
Poster of The Greatest Story Ever Told
Poster of Quo Vadis
Poster of The Great Promise
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie Che! Pablo Rojas 1969-06-27
Movie Head Swami 1968-11-06
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Journey to the Center of Time Dr. (Doc) Gordon 1967-05-31
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series The Time Tunnel Epeios 1966-09-09
Series Star Trek Thasian (voice) 1966-09-08
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The Rat Patrol Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Joseph of Arimathaea 1965-02-15
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series I Dream of Jeannie Haji 1965-09-18
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series Lost in Space Sobram 1965-09-15
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie 4 for Texas Pulaski 1963-12-25
Movie Twice-Told Tales Prof. Pietro Baglioni 1963-09-01
Movie Captain Sindbad Galgo 1963-04-12
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Hitler Morris Kaplan 1962-03-21
Movie Taras Bulba The Abbot 1962-11-21
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Abraham Sofaer 1962-09-20
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series The Asphalt Jungle Unknown 1961-04-02
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Twilight Zone Dr. Stillman 1959-10-02
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Behind Closed Doors Unknown 1958-10-02
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Omar Khayyam Tutush 1957-08-23
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Not One Shall Die David Lessing 1957-01-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Sad Sack Hassim 1957-11-27
Series The Real McCoys Unknown 1957-10-03
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Bhowani Junction Surabhai 1956-05-01
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie The First Texan Don Carlos - magistrate 1956-06-29
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Unknown 1956-10-21
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie His Majesty O'Keefe Fatumak, Medicine Man 1954-01-16
Movie Elephant Walk Appuhamy 1954-04-21
Movie The Naked Jungle Incacha 1954-03-03
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Judge 1951-04-13
Movie Quo Vadis Paul 1951-11-08
Movie Cairo Road Commandant 1950-06-21
Movie Christopher Columbus Luis de Santangel 1949-10-12
Movie Calling Paul Temple Dr. Charles Kohima 1948-12-13
Movie The Great Promise Unknown 1947-01-02
Movie The Ghosts of Berkeley Square Benjamin Disraeli 1947-10-30
Movie Dual Alibi French Judge 1947-06-03
Movie A Matter of Life and Death The Judge 1946-12-15
Movie Freedom Radio Heini 1941-02-04
Movie Crook's Tour Ali 1940-09-03
Movie Things to Come The Jew (uncredited) 1936-03-31
Movie Rembrandt Dr. Menasseh 1936-11-06
Movie The House of the Spaniard Vidal 1936-11-01
Movie The Admiral's Secret Don Pablo y Gonzales 1934-01-01
Movie Nell Gwyn (uncredited) 1934-08-01
Movie High Finance Myers 1933-01-01
Movie Ask Beccles Baki 1933-01-01
Movie Karma Holy Man 1933-05-14
Movie The House Opposite Fahmy 1932-03-22
Movie The Flying Squad Li Yoseph 1932-07-20
Movie The Flag Lieutenant Meheti Salos 1932-10-16
Movie Stamboul Mahmed Pasha 1931-01-01
Movie Dreyfus Dubois 1931-04-20