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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 series The Academy Awards 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Downstream 1984-11-07
Known For
Poster of Foul Play
Poster of Tales of Tomorrow
Movie Nothing Lasts Forever Father Knickerbocker 1984-09-06
Movie Downstream El Gabacho 1984-11-07
Series Foul Play Unknown 1981-01-26
Movie Battle Beyond the Stars Dr. Hephaestus 1980-09-08
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Unknown 1979-09-20
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-17
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks Bookman 1971-10-07
Movie The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Abe Stillman 1970-10-13
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie The Great Bank Robbery Brother Lilac Bailey (art forger) 1969-09-10
Series Columbo Dr. Henry Willis 1968-02-20
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 Singleton 1967-09-06
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Ben Casey David Zorba 1961-10-02
Movie Ben-Hur Simonides 1959-11-18
Movie The Barbarian and the Geisha Henry Heusken 1958-09-30
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
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 I Can Get it For You Wholesale Sam Cooper 1951-04-05
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie Under the Gun Samuel Gower 1951-02-22
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Prof. Jacob Barnhardt 1951-09-17
Movie The Asphalt Jungle Doc Erwin Riedenschneider 1950-05-23
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 1939-01-24
Movie Lost Horizon High Lama 1937-09-01
Movie We Live Again Gregory Simonson 1934-11-01
Movie The Scarlet Empress Grand Duke Peter 1934-05-09
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1929-05-16