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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).

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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).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1891-03-10

Day of Death 1984-03-24

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1984 Downstream as El Gabacho
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever as Father Knickerbocker
1981 Foul Play(1 episode)
1980 Battle Beyond the Stars as Dr. Hephaestus
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(2 episodes)
1978 Flying High(1 episode)
1976 The Bionic Woman(1 episode)
1975 Medical Story(1 episode)
1975 S.W.A.T.(1 episode)
1974 Harry O(1 episode)
1973 Kojak(1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(1 episode)
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks as Bookman
1971 Columbo(1 episode) as Dr. Henry Willis
1971 Alias Smith and Jones(3 episodes)
1970 Quarantined as Mr. Berryman
1970 Nanny and the Professor(1 episode)
1969 The Great Bank Robbery as Brother Lilac Bailey (art forger)
1968 Guns for San Sebastian as Père Joseph
1967 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion as Singleton
1967 A Guide for the Married Man as Technical Adviser (Shrink)
1966 Tarzan(2 episodes)
1966 Batman(2 episodes)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(153 episodes) as David Zorba
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1960 The Islanders(1 episode)
1959 Ben-Hur as Simonides
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse(1 episode)
1958 Naked City(1 episode)
1958 The Barbarian and the Geisha as Henry Heusken
1958 The Donna Reed Show(1 episode)
1957 The Spies as Sam Cooper
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt
1951 Tales of Tomorrow(1 episode)
1951 I Can Get it For You Wholesale as Sam Cooper
1951 Under the Gun as Samuel Gower
1950 The Asphalt Jungle as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
1949 Rope of Sand as Dr. Francis Kittridge Hunter
1949 The Accused as Dr. Romley
1947 Gentleman's Agreement as Professor Fred Lieberman
1947 13 Rue Madeleine as Mayor Galimard
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Sam Jaffe
1939 Gunga Din as Gunga Din
1937 Lost Horizon as High Lama
1934 We Live Again as Gregory Simonson
1934 The Scarlet Empress as Grand Duke Peter

Production

1962 Damon and PythiasProducer
1933 Emergency CallAssociate Producer

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