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Sam Jaffe (Shalom Jaffe) was born on 10 March, 1891 in New York City, New York, USA, is an actor. At 93 years old, Sam Jaffe height is 5 ft 7 in (171.0 cm).

Now We discover Sam Jaffe's Biography, Age, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of net worth at the age of 93 years old?

Popular As Shalom Jaffe
Occupation actor
Age 93 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 10 March 1891
Birthday 10 March
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 24 March, 1984
Died Place Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Who Is Sam Jaffe's Wife?

His wife is Bettye Ackerman (7 June 1956 - 24 March 1984) ( his death), Lillian Taiz (actress and singer) (16 October 1925 - 28 February 1941) ( her death)

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Wife Bettye Ackerman (7 June 1956 - 24 March 1984) ( his death), Lillian Taiz (actress and singer) (16 October 1925 - 28 February 1941) ( her death)
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Sam Jaffe Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Sam Jaffe worth at the age of 93 years old? Sam Jaffe’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Sam Jaffe's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Sam Jaffe Social Network




A close friend of John Huston's; they first knew each other when Huston was a teenager living in the same building as Jaffe in New York. When the young Huston half-jokingly mentioned that he would like a horse for his 18th birthday, Jaffe somehow got hold of a horse ("the oldest, most broken-down horse you ever saw", according to Huston) and pushed it all the way up several flights of stairs until it was outside Huston's room. The future director never forgot this, or how amused he had been - the story was told by Jaffe when Huston won the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award nearly sixty years later.


He appeared in 21 plays on Broadway during his acting career, his final appearance in 1979. Jaffe was a method actor before it was defined and early on sported his signature shock of curly hair that some people would later misinterpret as part of some Harpo Marx characterization. Jaffe was anything but.


Zorba in the very popular Ben Casey (1961) series. Jaffe also appeared with his lifelong best friend, screen icon Edward G.


From then on Jaffe was very busy, especially with episodic TV through the 1960s which included his own recurring role as Dr.


In 1958, John Huston wanted him for his very original The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) with John Wayne, and director William Wyler also came forward later to cast him as faithful servant Simonides in the blockbuster Ben-Hur (1959).


Of the three films he did in 1951, Jaffe also appeared in an Einstein-like role in the Robert Wise sci-fi classic Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951). Jaffe experienced the destructive anti-communist furor when his name was included on a listing of performers sympathetic to communism in the Red Channels pamphlet and like many, was blacklisted by the big Hollywood studios.


Then in 1950 he played a very different doctor - Doc Erwin Riedenschneider, criminal mastermind -- in John Huston's taut The Asphalt Jungle (1950). Jaffe would receive a nomination for a supporting actor Oscar for this effort.


His second of two movies in 1947 was Elia Kazan 's powerful anti-Semitic expose Gentleman's Agreement (1947) in which Jaffe played an Albert Einstein-like professor. Jaffe would play doctors of one sort or another in the handful of movies for the next few years.

He was considered essential by producer Julian Blaustein and Robert Wise to play Professor Jacob Barnhardt, and 20th Century Fox boss Darryl Zanuck (who had resisted much heat for Gentleman's Agreement (1947)) agreed. It was ironic that Einstein, veiled as the character Barnhardt, was a pacifist and being watched by the U. S. government at that time. There was some credence for rumors that Jaffe provided the calculus equations (mainly the gravitational force between bodies) on Barnhardt's blackboard - solved so easily by alien Michael Rennie. Jaffe didn't appear on-screen for seven years due to the punitive effects of the blacklisting.


He appeared in George Stevens Gunga Din (1939) which sported big star names as well. Stevens gave Jaffe the lead, Gunga Din, native regimental bhisti (Hindi for water-carrier). It was probably Jaffe's most familiar film role. It was a standout part which Jaffe handled with great humanity, and the film was a huge hit. Jaffe would not appear in another film for eight years.


Frank Capra cast him as the mysterious High Lama in Lost Horizon (1937) (as last minute replacement; the actor originally cast had died). It would be another two years before Jaffe was once more called to Hollywood - he was back quite busy on Broadway.


His acting talents were considerable, and Hollywood noticed him first for the unusual role of the mad Grand Duke Peter in Josef von Sternberg 's The Scarlet Empress (1934). Frightening in his rendition of Peter, he was dispatched by the always magnificent Marlene Dietrich. Jaffe was no matinee idol but his homely features were made for unusual character roles. He did not disappoint in providing unforgettable performances.


By 1918 he was no stranger to Broadway, having debuted in the original play Youth, and he appeared regularly through the 1920s, though less in the 1930s and only sporadically in the 1940s.


Born Shalom Jaffe in New York City, he became known to the world as Sam Jaffe. From a Jewish family as a child he appeared in Yiddish theater productions with his mother, a well-known regional stage actress. He graduated from the City College of New York and then studied engineering at Columbia University graduate school. He began his career as a mathematics teacher in the Bronx. Around 1915 Jaffe joined the Washington Square Players.