Sam Jaffe

American actor, teacher, musician and engineer (1891-1984)

Sam Jaffe (born Shalom Jaffe, March 10, 1891 – March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, writer, musician, and engineer.[1]

Sam Jaffe
Jaffe as David Zorba in Ben Casey, 1961
Shalom Jaffe

(1891-03-10)March 10, 1891
DiedMarch 24, 1984(1984-03-24) (aged 93)
Cause of deathProstate cancer
Resting placeEden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California
Other namesSam C. Jaffe
EducationCity College of New York
(B.Sc. Engineering, 1912) [1]
Occupation(s)Actor, teacher, engineer, writer
Years active1934–1984
Lillian Taiz
(m. 1926; her death 1941)

Bettye Ackerman
(m. 1956; his death 1984)

In 1951, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). He also starred in 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).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Flint, Peter B. (25 March 1984). "Sam Jaffe, A Character Actor On Stage and Film, Dies at 93". The New York Times.

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