Sam Jaffe

Actor / Teacher / Musician / Engineer | * 03/10/1891 († 93, 03/24/1984) | New York City, New York, U.S.
Shalom "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 is also remembered for other outstanding performances such as the title role in Gunga Din (1939) and the High Lama in Lost Horizon (1937). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action & Adventure | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Jaffe

Paul Robeson Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Sam Jaffe as Actor(28)

as El Gabacho1984 Downstream
as Father Knickerbocker1984 Nothing Lasts Forever
as Dr. Hephaestus1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
as Mr. Berryman1970 Quarantined
as Brother Lilac Bailey (art forger)1969 The Great Bank Robbery
as Bleum1969 Night Gallery
as Père Joseph1968 Guns for San Sebastian
as Singleton1967 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion
as Technical Adviser (Shrink)1967 A Guide for the Married Man
as Simonides1959 Ben-Hur
as Henry Heusken1958 The Barbarian and the Geisha
as Sam Cooper1957 The Spies
as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
as Samuel Gower1951 Under the Gun
as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider1950 The Asphalt Jungle
as Dr. Romley1949 The Accused
as Dr. Francis Kittridge Hunter1949 Rope of Sand
as Mayor Galimard1947 13 Rue Madeleine
as Professor Fred Lieberman1947 Gentleman's Agreement
as himself1943 Stage Door Canteen
as Gunga Din1939 Gunga Din
as High Lama1937 Lost Horizon
as Grand Duke Peter1934 The Scarlet Empress
as Gregory Simonson1934 We Live Again

TV Shows/Series with Sam Jaffe as Actor(23)

Movies with Sam Jaffe as Crew(2)

Production/Producer1962 Damon and Pythias
Production/Associate Producer1933 Emergency Call

Full Name: Sam Jaffe
Born: Tuesday, 03/10 1891 (March) in New York City
Died: Saturday, 03/24 1984 (March) in Beverly Hills (aged: 93)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Educated at: City College of New York
Spouses (current/former): Bettye Ackerman
Other names for Sam Jaffe (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sam Jaffe (Schauspieler)"
Sam Jaffe frequently works together with these people:
Leslie Nielsen (10x, Actor)
Robert Loggia (10x, Actor)
John Larch (10x, Actor)
Ida Lupino (9x, Actress)
J. Pat O'Malley (9x, Actor)
William Windom (9x, Actor)
James Gregory (9x, Actor)
John Zaremba (9x, Actor)
Nehemiah Persoff (8x, Actor)
Judson Pratt (8x, Actor)
John Huston (4x, Crew)
George Stevens (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:66008, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 02/10/2020