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Sam Jaffe
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Jaffe as David Zorba in Ben Casey, 1961
Born
Shalom Jaffe

(1891-03-10)March 10, 1891
Died March 24, 1984(1984-03-24) (aged 93)
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
Years active 1934–1984
Spouse(s)
Lillian Taiz
(m. 1926; her death 1941)

Bettye Ackerman
(m. 1956; his death 1984)

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).


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