|Born||Mar 10, 1891|
New York City, NY
|Died||Mar 24, 1984|
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
|Age||Died at 93|
|Final Resting PlaceEden Memorial Park|
|Job||Actor, teacher, engineer|
|Known for||Obscure foreign characterizations|
|Top Roles||Gunga Din, High Lama, Sam Cooper, Dr. Romley, Henry Heusken|
|Top Genres||Drama, Romance, Adventure, Action, Film Noir, Comedy|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Romance (Drama), New York|
|Top Collaborators||Horace McMahon, Pat Flaherty, John Huston (Director), Frank Capra (Director)|
|Shares birthday with||Barry Fitzgerald, Gregory La Cava, Richard Haydn see more..|
Sam Jaffe Overview:
Character actor, Sam Jaffe, was born Shalom Jaffe on Mar 10, 1891 in New York City, NY. Jaffe died at the age of 93 on Mar 24, 1984 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.
Sam Jaffe looked wizened even in early middle age, and specialized in obscure foreign characterizations -- Tibetan, Indian, Russian, Israeli and Mexican were only a few. His film appearances were limited by his prolific stage work, but his roles have often been memorable, notably his native water-carrier in Gunga Din and his High Lama in Lost Horizon. He was married to actress Bettye Acherman (2nd of two wives) from 1955 until his death in 1984; she appeared with him during his years as Dr. Zorba in TV's Ben Casey. He was nominated for an Oscar in The Asphalt Jungle. He died from cancer.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Jaffe was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1950||Best Supporting Actor||The Asphalt Jungle (1950)||Dr. Erwin Riedenschneider||Nominated|
Supporting Players:By Amanda Garrett on Feb 25, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
was one of old Hollywood's most sought after character actors appearing in films like Gunga Din (1939), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Ben Hur (1959), but he was also a talented composer and mathematician. Shalom Jaffe was born on March 10, 1891, in the Lower East Side of New ... Read full article
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Sam Jaffe Quotes:
High Lama: I wanted to meet the Conway who in one of his books said: "There are moments in every mans life, when he glimpses the eternal". That Conway seemed to belong here.
Doc Riedenschneider: That copper, he recognized me.
Cobby: How'd you know he was a copper?
Doc Riedenschneider: I can smell one a block off.
Cobby: Oh, don't worry about Ditrich. He's on my payroll. Practically a partner. Me and him, we're like that.
[Cobby holds up his index and middle finger]
Doc Riedenschneider: Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.
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