Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1891-03-10
Death 1984-03-24
US
English

Biographical notes:

Actor.

From the description of Sam Jaffe papers, 1915-1991 (bulk 1925-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984741

Biographical Note

  • 1891, Mar. 10: Born Shalom Jaffe, New York, N.Y.
  • 1912: Graduated College of the City of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1915 - 1916 : Head of mathematics department, Bronx Cultural Institute, New York, N.Y.
  • 1915: Joined Washington Square Players
  • 1917 - 1918 : Toured with Washington Square Players
  • 1918 - 1919 : Served in United States Army
  • 1921: Broadway debut as Leibush in The Idle Inn, New York, N.Y.
  • 1925: Played Yudelson in The Jazz Singer, New York, N.Y.
  • 1926: Married Lillian Taiz (died 1941)
  • 1930: Played Kringelein in Grand Hotel, New York, N.Y.
  • 1934: Film debut as Grand Duke Peter in The Scarlet Empress
  • 1937: Played The Adversary in The Eternal Road, New York, N.Y. Appeared as High Lama in film Lost Horizon
  • 1939: Appeared in title role in film Gunga Din
  • 1943: Founded Equity Library Theatre
  • 1947: Appeared as Professor Fred Lieberman in film Gentleman’s Agreement
  • 1950: Appeared as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider in film The Asphalt Jungle, received Academy Award nomination for his performance
  • 1951: Appeared as Professor Jacob Barnhardt in film The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • 1956: Married Bettye Ackerman
  • 1959: Appeared as Simonides in film Ben-Hur
  • 1961 - 1965 : Appeared as Dr. Zorba on television series “Ben Casey”
  • 1971: Appeared as Bookman in film Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • 1979: Final Broadway performance as Tarun Maharaj in A Meeting by the River, New York, N.Y.
  • 1984: Appeared as Father Knickerbocker in film Nothing Lasts Forever
  • 1984, Mar. 24: Died, Beverly Hills, Calif.

From the guide to the Sam Jaffe Papers, 1915-1991, (bulk 1925-1984), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)



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Subjects:

  • Actors
  • Acting
  • Blacklisting of entertainers--United States.
  • Television acting--United States.
  • Shylock (Fictitious character)
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Motion picture acting
  • Theater
  • Theater rehearsals
  • Theater--United States.
  • Acting.
  • Motion picture acting.
  • Theater rehearsals--United States.
  • Television acting

Occupations:

  • Actors.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)