Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe (actor)
Shalom "Sam" Jaffe (March 10, 1891 – March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, musician, and engineer.wikipedia
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

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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).
The film stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe.

The Asphalt Jungle

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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). Jaffe was later to star in two of Huston's films: The Asphalt Jungle and The Barbarian and the Geisha.
The film stars Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, and John McIntire, and also features Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles.

Lost Horizon (1937 film)

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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).
The contented inhabitants are led by the mysterious High Lama (Sam Jaffe).

Ben-Hur (1959 film)

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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).
The family's loyal slave, the merchant Simonides (Sam Jaffe), pays a visit with his daughter, Esther (Haya Harareet).

Gunga Din (film)

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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).
The supporting cast features Joan Fontaine, Eduardo Ciannelli, and in the title role, Sam Jaffe.

The Barbarian and the Geisha

Jaffe was later to star in two of Huston's films: The Asphalt Jungle and The Barbarian and the Geisha.
It was produced by Eugene Frenke, directed by John Huston, and stars John Wayne, Sam Jaffe, and Japanese actress Eiko Ando.

John Huston

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As a young man, he lived in Greenwich Village in the same apartment building as a young John Huston.
It starred Sterling Hayden and Huston's personal friend, Sam Jaffe.

Ben Casey

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Jaffe co-starred in the ABC television series, Ben Casey as Dr. David Zorba from 1961 to 1965 alongside Vince Edwards.
The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe uttered, "Man, woman, birth, death, infinity."

The Scarlet Empress

He began to work in film in 1934, rising to prominence with his very first role as the mad Tsar Peter III in The Scarlet Empress.
The film stars Marlene Dietrich as Catherine, supported by John Davis Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, and C. Aubrey Smith.

Gunga Din

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In 1938, Jaffe was forty-seven years old when he played the title role of water "boy" Gunga Din.
The poem inspired a 1939 adventure film of the same name from RKO Pictures starring Sam Jaffe in the title role, along with Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Joan Fontaine.

Townsend Harris High School

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He graduated from Townsend Harris High School and studied engineering at City College of New York, graduating in 1912.

Hollywood blacklist

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Jaffe was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the 1950s, supposedly for being a communist sympathizer.

Edward G. Robinson

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Jaffe's closest friends included Zero Mostel, Edward G. Robinson, Ray Bradbury, and Igor Stravinsky.
Among his pallbearers were Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis, Mervyn LeRoy, George Burns, Sam Jaffe, and Frank Sinatra.

Alias Smith and Jones

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He also made many guest-starring roles on other series, including Batman as Mr. Zoltan Zorba, and the Western Alias Smith and Jones.

Peter III of Russia

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He began to work in film in 1934, rising to prominence with his very first role as the mad Tsar Peter III in The Scarlet Empress.
He was portrayed by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in the 1934 film The Rise of Catherine the Great and by Sam Jaffe in The Scarlet Empress the same year.

Les Espions

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The cast includes Gérard Séty, Peter Ustinov, Curd Jürgens, O.E. Hasse, Sam Jaffe, Martita Hunt and the director's wife, Véra Clouzot.

Rope of Sand

The film introduces Corinne Calvet, and features Sam Jaffe, John Bromfield, and Kenny Washington in supporting roles.

The Law and Mr. Jones

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Sam Jaffe and Harry Townes guest starred twice on the series in the roles of Martin Berger and Fowler, respectively.

Battle Beyond the Stars

The station is populated mostly by androids, except for two humans — Hephaestus (Sam Jaffe), whose numerous life support-systems have turned him into a cyborg; and his beautiful daughter Nanelia (Darlanne Fluegel), who looks after him and the androids.

Nothing Lasts Forever (film)

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It stars Zach Galligan and Lauren Tom in the lead roles, with a supporting cast including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sam Jaffe and Mort Sahl.

13 Rue Madeleine

With the help of the local French resistance led by the town's mayor (Sam Jaffe) and his driver (E. G. Marshall), Sharkey completes his mission, apprehending the collaborator who designed the V-2 depot and returning him to Great Britain.