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Sam Jaffe Biography
Sam Jaffe (1891-1984) was an American actor.

Sam Jaffe (1901-2000) was a Hollywood talent agent, studio executive and film producer.

Sam Jaffe - Actor

Sam Jaffe was born March 8, 1891 in New York City. As a child, he appeared in Yiddish theater productions with his mother who was a prominent actress. He studied engineering at Columbia University and then worked for several years as a math teacher before turning to acting as a career. He began to work in film in 1934 and continued throughout the rest of his life. He co-starred in the American TV series Ben Casey as Dr. David Zorba from 1961 to 1965 and had many guest starring roles on other series. Jaffe died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California on March 24, 1984.

Partial Filmography
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Rio Abajo (1984)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Gideon's Trumpet (TV, 1980)
QB VII (TV, 1974)
Saba of Sonora (TV, 1973)
Ghost Story (TV, 1972)
Enemies (TV, 1971)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1971)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV, 1970)
Quarantined (TV, 1970)
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
Guns for San Sebastian (1969)
Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion (1967)
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
Ben Casey (TV series, 1961-1965)
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
The Spies (1957)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)
Under the Gun (1951)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Rope of Sand (1949)
The Accused (1949)
Gentlemen's Agreement (1947)
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Gunga Din (1939)
Lost Horizon (1937)
We Live Again (1934)
The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Sam Jaffe - Agent/Producer

Sam Jaffe was born May 21, 1901. At different points in his career, he was an agent, a producer and a studio executive. He began as an office boy for Paramount-Famous Players-Lasky Company where he worked his way up through the ranks to become the executive in charge of production. In the early 1930s he worked at Columbia Pictures briefly before leaving to start his own talent agency. He successfully represented several stars of the era, including Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Frederick March, David Niven, Zero Mostel, Richard Burton, and Stanley Kubrick, until the 1950s when his business was negatively affected by investigations of his many of his clients by Joseph McCarthy's Senate Permanent Subcommitte on Investigations. In 1959, he moved to London and became a film producer and a well known collector of modern art. Jaffe died January 10, 2000.

Partial Filmography
Born Free (1966)
Damian and Pythias (1962)
The Sullivans (1944)
Diplomaniacs (1933)
Vanishing Frontier (1932)
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