Sam JaffeShow Count: 3
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: March 10, 1891
, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 24, 1984, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
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) andThe 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).