Carl Jaffe

Carl Jaffe

  • Born on
    • March 21st, 1902
  • Died on
    • March 12th, 1974
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carl Jaffe (21 March 1902 – 12 April 1974) was a German actor. Jaffe trained on the stage in his native Hamburg, Kassel and Wiesbaden before moving to Berlin, where his career took off. In 1933 Jaffe changed his stage name to Frank Alwar, but in 1936, with the situation for Jews in Germany rapidly deteriorating, he made the decision to migrate to the United Kingdom. He remained in the UK for the rest of his life and enjoyed a prolific career, appearing in over 50 films and many television productions. Throughout his British career he was almost invariably cast as German or Central European characters, usually in supporting roles, and often with a war, crime or espionage setting. His more notable films include The Lion Has Wings, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Two Thousand Women, Operation Amsterdam and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. Jaffe's television credits included Danger Man, Dad's Army and Oh, Brother!.

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Acting (12 Credits)

1971Fiddler on the Roof as Isaac (uncredited)
1967The Double Man as Police Surgeon
1961The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone as Baron Waldheim
1959First Man Into Space as Dr. Paul von Essen
1959Operation Amsterdam as Diamond merchant
1958I Accuse! as Colonel Maximilian von Schwarzkoppen
1956Satellite in the Sky as Professor Bechstein
1953Raiders in the Sky as German General
1952Ivanhoe as Austrian Monk
1943The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp as von Reumann
1939The Saint in London as Stengler
1939The Lion Has Wings as Unnamed Character

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