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Sam Jaffe
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Actor
    (March 10, 1891-March 24, 1984)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Shalom Jaffe
    Acted in 'The Scarlet Empress (1934),' 'Lost Horizon (1937),' 'Gunga Din (1939),' 'Gentleman's Agreement (1947),' 'Rope of Sand (1949),' 'The Asphalt Jungle (1950),' 'The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951),' 'The Spies (1957),' 'The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958),' 'Ben-Hur (1959),' 'Guns for San Sebastian (1968),' 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971),' 'Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)' and 'Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)'
    Portrayed Doctor David Zorba on the ABC TV series 'Ben Casey'
    Portrayed Dr. Mark Tessler in the 1974 TV mini-series 'QB VII'
    Died of cancer in Beverly Hills at age 93
    His physical appearance did not make him 'leading man material.'
    He quit his job as a Bronx math teacher to become an actor.
    He went 25 years between Broadway appearances (1954-79).
    He portrayed over a dozen doctors in movies and TV.
    He was nominated for an Oscar in 1951 and an Emmy in 1962, losing both times.
    He was a vegetarian.
    He graduated with an engineering degree from Columbia University.
    He was married to an opera soprano/actress for 15 years until she died of cancer (1926-41).
    He appeared 21 different times in Broadway plays.
    The producer of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' so wanted him to portray the Einstein-like professor that he personally persuaded director Darryl F. Zanuck to cast him.
    It was his last role for six years as he became a victim of the '50s Communist hysteria and was blacklisted in Hollywood.
    Among his many famed friends were John Huston, Igor Stravinsky, Edward G. Robinson, Zero Mostel and Ray Bradbury.
    His work as an actor in film, stage and TV spanned 50 years.

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