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Abraham Sofaer

Abraham Sofaer

  • Born on
    • October 1st, 1896
  • Died on
    • January 21st, 1988
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Abraham Sofaer (October 1, 1896 – January 21, 1988) was a stage actor of Burmese-Jewish descent who became a familiar supporting player on film and television in his later years. He was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar). Sofaer's strong features and resonant voice complemented the many exotic character parts he played. He began his acting career on the London stage in 1921, but soon was alternating between London and Broadway. By the 1930s, he was appearing in both British and American films. Among his more prominent performances were the dual role of the Judge and Surgeon in Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and St. Paul in Quo Vadis (1951). He also appeared on television from its earliest days in the late 1930s and on radio. Although his film appearances diminished after the 1950s, he continued to have guest roles on dozens of major U.S. television series throughout the 1960s, including Star Trek ("Charlie X"), The Twilight Zone ("The Mighty Casey"), Lost in Space ("The Flaming Planet") and The Outer Limits ("Demon with a Glass Hand"), until retiring in the mid 1970s. He may be best-remembered for his recurring role as Hadji, the master of all genies, on I Dream of Jeannie. Sofaer married Psyche Angela Christian, with whom he had two sons and four daughters. He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, as the result of congestive heart failure in 1988. The noted jurist of the same name is the son of one of the actor's cousins. Description above from the Wikipedia article Abraham Sofaer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (18 Credits)

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1969Che! as Pablo Rojas
1968Head as Swami
1967Journey to the Center of Time as Dr. (Doc) Gordon
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told as Joseph of Arimathaea
1963Captain Sindbad as Galgo
1963Twice-Told Tales as Prof. Pietro Baglioni
19634 for Texas as Pulaski
1962Taras Bulba as The Abbot
1957The Sad Sack as Hassim
1956Bhowani Junction as Surabhai
1954The Naked Jungle as Incacha
1954His Majesty O'Keefe as Fatumak, Medicine Man
1953Elephant Walk as Appuhamy
1951Quo Vadis as Paul
1951Pandora and the Flying Dutchman as Judge
1946Stairway to Heaven as The Judge
1936Rembrandt as Dr. Menasseh
1936Things to Come as The Jew (uncredited)

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