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Sam Jaffe (actor)

Personal information
Birth nameShalom Jaffe
Birth dateMarch 10, 1891
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 24, 1984(age 93)
Death placeBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
EducationCity College of New York, (B.Sc. Engineering)
OccupationActor, teacher, engineer
SpouseLillian Taiz
(1926-1941) (her death)
Bettye Ackerman
(1956-1984) (his death)

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Sam Jaffe (March 10, 1891 - March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, musician and engineer. 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). 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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