Sam Jaffe was born March 8, 1891 in New York City. As a child, he appeared in Yiddish theater productions with his mother who was a prominent actress. He studied engineering at Columbia University and then worked for several years as a math teacher before turning to acting as a career. He began to work in film in 1934 and continued throughout the rest of his life. He co-starred in the American TV series Ben Casey as Dr. David Zorba from 1961 to 1965 and had many guest starring roles on other series. Jaffe died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California on March 24, 1984.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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