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Leo Jaffe (1909–1997)

Leo Jaffe was born on April 23, 1909 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer, known for Strangers When We Meet (1960), Tumuc Humac (1971) and Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991). He was married to Anita, Theresa German and Dora Bressler. He died on August 20, 1997 in New York City. See full bio »

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Tumuc Humac Producer
The 51st Annual Academy Awards Self - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipient


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 1971 Tumuc Humac (producer)
 1960 Strangers When We Meet (producer)
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 1991 Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (Documentary)
 1979 The 51st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
Self - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipient
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 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Self (Memorial Tribute)

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He worked for Columbia Pictures for over fifty years. His first job was as an accountant and then he worked up to President and Chief Executive Officer for Columbia Pictures after the David Begelman scandal at the company in 1977, and overlooked some of the studio's major motion pictures. He won a "special" Academy Award for his leading efforts into bringing Columbia Pictures back into a better ... See more »

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