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Sam Jaffe (2)

Sam Jaffe (2)

Sam Jaffe was born May 21, 1901. At different points in his career, he was an agent, a producer and a studio executive. He began as an office boy for Paramount-Famous Players-Lasky Company where he worked his way up through the ranks to become the executive in charge of production. In the early 1930s he worked at Columbia Pictures briefly before leaving to start his own talent agency. He successfully represented several stars of the era, including Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Frederick March, David Niven, Zero Mostel, Richard Burton, and Stanley Kubrick, until the 1950s when his business was negatively affected by investigations of his many of his clients by Joseph McCarthy's Senate Permanent Subcommitte on Investigations. In 1959, he moved to London and became a film producer and a well known collector of modern art. Jaffe died January 10, 2000.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Sam Jaffe (2) Facts

BirthdayMay 21, 1901
BirthplaceHarlem, New York, USA
Date of deathJanuary 10, 2000 (age 98)

Selected Filmography

Les Espions
Death in the Shadows
Lost Horizon
The Barbarian and the Geisha: 2 Disc Set
Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack
Bedknobs And Broomsticks Special Edition
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Gentleman's Agreement
The Asphalt Jungle
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