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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 1992
Born: January 19, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, lawyer

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Veteran independent TV producer began his career as a guild lawyer. As a producer, Jaffe was involved in several of the more prestigious dramatic and musical variety shows of the 1950s: "Producers Showcase", "The Bell Telephone Hour", "Shirley Temple's Storybook", "Goodyear Playhouse", and "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show". He also produced the popular specials of "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin, "Cyrano de Bergerac" starring Jose Ferrer, the Old Vic's "Romeo and Juliet" with Claire Bloom, and "Festival of Music" with Arthur Rubinstein and Marian Anderson. Jaffe also executive produced specials starring Dinah Shore, Wayne Newton, Stan Laurel, and Cheryl Ladd. His production company, "Henry Jaffe Productions", produced the acclaimed 1968 NBC-TV special "Teacher, Teacher" starring David McCallum and Ossie Davis for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame". He also had critical success in the 1970s as the executive producer of "Dinah's Place" and "Dinah!" reuniting him with Dinah Shore. His other credits include the TV-movies "Emily, Emily", "A Woman Called Moses", and "Aunt Mary".

Veteran independent TV producer began his career as a guild lawyer. As a producer, Jaffe was involved in several of the more prestigious dramatic and musical variety shows of the 1950s: "Producers Showcase", "The Bell Telephone Hour", "Shirley Temple's Storybook", "Goodyear Playhouse", and "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show". He also produced the popular specials of "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin, "Cyrano de Bergerac" starring Jose Ferrer, the Old Vic's "Romeo and Juliet" with Claire Bloom, and "Festival of Music" with Arthur Rubinstein and Marian Anderson. Jaffe also executive produced specials starring Dinah Shore, Wayne Newton, Stan Laurel, and Cheryl Ladd. His production company, "Henry Jaffe Productions", produced the acclaimed 1968 NBC-TV special "Teacher, Teacher" starring David McCallum and Ossie Davis for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame". He also had critical success in the 1970s as the executive producer of "Dinah's Place" and "Dinah!" reuniting him with Dinah Shore. His other credits include the TV-movies "Emily, Emily", "A Woman Called Moses", and "Aunt Mary".

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1936:
Organized the American Guild of Musical Artists
1937:
Helped form the American Federation of Radio Artists
1937:
Served as national counsel of the American Federation of Radio (and Television) Artists
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Stepped in to manage the NBC-TV series, "Producers Showcase" when a client became ill
1957:
Resigned from his post as national counsel of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists
1957:
Turned to independent TV production
1958:
Lured Shirley Temple out of retirement; produced "Shirley Temple's Storybook"
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -
Columbia University Law School: New York , New York -

Notes

Jaffe is a American Guild of Musical Artists

He served as national counsel for the first 20 years of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

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wife:
Jean Muir. Actor. Marriage ended in divorce.
wife:
Florence Jaffe. Survived him.

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brother:
Saul Jaffe. Lawyer. Worked as Jaffe's law partner in Showcase Prods. before Jaffe became an independent producer.
daughter:
Margaret Ann Jaffe. Daughter of Jean Muir; survived him.
son:
Michael Jaffe. Son of Jean Muir; survived him.
son:
David Jaffe. Son of Jean Muir; survived him.
daughter:
Rebecca Jaffe. Daughter of Florence Jaffe; survived him.
daughter:
Rachel Jaffe. Daughter of Florence Jaffe; survived him.
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