Sam Jaffe facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Jaffe as David Zorba in Ben Casey, 1961
March 10, 1891
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 24, 1984
|Cause of death||Prostate cncer|
|Resting place||Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California|
|Other names||Sam C. Jaffe|
|Education||City College of New York
(B.Sc. Engineering, 1912)
|Occupation||Actor, teacher, engineer, writer|
Sam Jaffe (born Shalom Jaffe, March 10, 1891 – March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, writer, musician, and engineer.
In 1951, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). He also starred in 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).
Images for kids
Jaffe and Ruth Foster on set of Ben Casey
Film still of the special TV presentation The Sad and Lonely Sundays (1976). Pictured are Jaffe (left) and Jack Albertson.
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