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Also Known As: Herbert Jaffe Died: December 7, 1991
Born: May 20, 1921 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, literary agent, producer, press agent

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Former press agent who joined MCA's fledgling TV division as a talent agent, before forming his own literary agency. After representing television writers Paddy Chayefsky and Reginald Rose as well as novelists Joseph Heller and Philip Roth during the 1950s and 60s, Jaffe sold his agency to join United Artists in 1965 as a production vice president. There he became head of worldwide production, leaving in 1973 to enter independent production. Under his tenure, UA released "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) and "Last Tango in Paris" (1973). As an independent producer Jaffe's first feature was John Milius' romantic adventure "The Wind and the Lion" (1975); he subsequently produced "Demon Seed" (1977), "Who'll Stop the Rain" (1978), "Jinxed" (1982) and "Fright Night" (1985) and its 1988 sequel. Jaffe also produced "Time After Time" (1979) on which his son Stephen-Charles Jaffe served as associate producer, and served as executive producer on "Those Lips, Those Eyes" (1980), which his son produced.

Former press agent who joined MCA's fledgling TV division as a talent agent, before forming his own literary agency. After representing television writers Paddy Chayefsky and Reginald Rose as well as novelists Joseph Heller and Philip Roth during the 1950s and 60s, Jaffe sold his agency to join United Artists in 1965 as a production vice president. There he became head of worldwide production, leaving in 1973 to enter independent production. Under his tenure, UA released "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) and "Last Tango in Paris" (1973). As an independent producer Jaffe's first feature was John Milius' romantic adventure "The Wind and the Lion" (1975); he subsequently produced "Demon Seed" (1977), "Who'll Stop the Rain" (1978), "Jinxed" (1982) and "Fright Night" (1985) and its 1988 sequel. Jaffe also produced "Time After Time" (1979) on which his son Stephen-Charles Jaffe served as associate producer, and served as executive producer on "Those Lips, Those Eyes" (1980), which his son produced.

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Grew up in Brooklyn
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Served in the Air Force during WWII
1949:
First industry job as a press agent with Friedberg & Katz in New York promoting the Italian film, "The Bicycle Thief" (date approximate)
1951:
Joined MCA as a talent agent in the personal appearance and TV division (date approximate)
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Became a sales executive with MCA-TV Ltd in the syndicated film division
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Named Eastern sales manager, Motion Picture for Television
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Joined Offical Films as vice president and sales manager
1957:
Formed Herb Jaffe Associates; represented Paddy Chayefsky, Reginald Rose, Philip Roth, Joseph Heller and Margaret Bourke-White
1965:
Sold Herb Jaffe Associates to Ashley-Steiner-Famous Artists Inc.
1965:
Joined Ray Stark at Seven Arts as vice president (date approximate)
1965:
Named vice president of production, United Artists
1966:
Became vice president, west coast operations
1970:
Promoted to vice president, worldwide production, United Artists
1973:
Entered independent motion picture production
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Briefly was president of Rastar Pictures
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Became president, TVO Productions Inc.
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Returned to independent production
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Education

Brooklyn College: Brooklyn , New York -
Columbia University: New York , New York -

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wife:
Nel Jaffe.

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son:
Stephen-Charles Jaffe. Producer.
son:
Robert Jaffe.

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