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Sam Jaffe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Sam Jaffe (March 10, 1891 – March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, musician and engineer. In 1951, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and appeared in other classic films such as Ben-Hur (1959) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). He may be best remembered for playing the title role in Gunga Din (1939), and the High Lama in Lost Horizon (1937). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Jaffe  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 10, 1891 In New York City, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Scarlet Empress 1934-05-09
Latest Project:
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985-03-03
Known For
Poster of Battle Beyond the Stars
Poster of Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Poster of The Barbarian and the Geisha
Poster of The Day the Earth Stood Still
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985-03-03
Movie Nothing Lasts Forever Father Knickerbocker 1984-09-06
Movie Downstream El Gabacho 1984-11-07
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston Self 1983-03-23
Series Foul Play Unknown 1981-01-26
Movie Gideon's Trumpet 1st Supreme Court Justice 1980-04-30
Movie Battle Beyond the Stars Dr. Hephaestus 1980-09-08
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century The Keeper 1979-09-20
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Medical Story Unknown 1975-09-04
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-24
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Movie Saga of Sonora Old Sam 1973-05-03
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Toby 1971-02-01
Movie The Tell-Tale Heart Unknown 1971-01-01
Series Columbo Henry Willis 1971-09-15
Movie Mooch Goes to Hollywood Sam Jaffe - Party guest (uncredited) 1971-12-31
Movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks Bookman 1971-10-07
Movie The Dunwich Horror Old Whateley 1970-01-14
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie Quarantined Mr. Berryman 1970-02-24
Movie The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Unknown 1970-10-13
Movie The Great Bank Robbery Brother Lilac Bailey (art forger) 1969-09-10
Movie Night Gallery Bleum 1969-11-08
Movie Guns for San Sebastian Père Joseph 1968-03-20
Movie A Guide for the Married Man Technical Adviser (Shrink) 1967-01-01
Movie Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion Dr. Singleton 1967-09-06
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Tarzan Dr. Singleton 1966-09-08
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Ben Casey David Zorba 1961-10-02
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Movie Ben-Hur Simonides 1959-12-26
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie The Barbarian and the Geisha Henry Heusken 1958-09-30
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The Spies Sam Cooper 1957-10-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Under the Gun Samuel Gower 1951-02-22
Movie I Can Get It for You Wholesale Sam Cooper 1951-04-05
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Prof. Jacob Barnhardt 1951-09-28
Movie The Asphalt Jungle Doc Erwin Riedenschneider 1950-06-01
Movie The Accused Dr. Romley 1949-01-14
Movie Rope of Sand Dr. Francis Kittridge Hunter 1949-08-03
Movie 13 Rue Madeleine Mayor Galimard 1947-01-15
Movie Gentleman's Agreement Professor Fred Lieberman 1947-11-11
Movie Stage Door Canteen Sam Jaffe 1943-06-24
Movie Gunga Din Gunga Din 1939-01-26
Movie Lost Horizon High Lama 1937-03-03
Movie The Scarlet Empress Grand Duke Peter 1934-05-09
Movie We Live Again Gregory Simonson 1934-11-01