From the description of Sam Jaffe papers, 1915-1991 (bulk 1925-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984741
1891, Mar. 10
Born Shalom Jaffe, New York, N.Y.
Graduated College of the City of New York, New York,
Head of mathematics department, Bronx Cultural Institute, New
Joined Washington Square Players
Toured with Washington Square Players
Served in United States Army
Broadway debut as Leibush in
The Idle Inn, New York, N.Y.
Played Yudelson in
The Jazz Singer, New York, N.Y.
Married Lillian Taiz (died 1941)
Played Kringelein in
Grand Hotel, New York, N.Y.
Film debut as Grand Duke Peter in
The Scarlet Empress
Played The Adversary in
The Eternal Road, New York, N.Y.
Appeared as High Lama in film
Appeared in title role in film
Founded Equity Library Theatre
Appeared as Professor Fred Lieberman in film
Appeared as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider in film
The Asphalt Jungle, received Academy Award
nomination for his performance
Appeared as Professor Jacob Barnhardt in film
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Married Bettye Ackerman
Appeared as Simonides in film
Appeared as Dr. Zorba on television series “Ben Casey”
Appeared as Bookman in film
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Final Broadway performance as Tarun Maharaj in
A Meeting by the River, New York, N.Y.
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)