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Abraham Sofaer

​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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Oct 1, 1896 In Rangoon, Burma. [now Yangôn, Myanmar]
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ask Beccles 1933-01-01
Latest Project:
Series The Empress of China 2014-12-21
Known For
Poster of Taggart
Poster of Backs to the Land
Poster of Quo Vadis
Poster of A Matter of Life and Death
Series The Empress of China Incacha 2014-12-21
Series Ghost Mama Investigation Dr. (Doc) Gordon 2012-07-07
Movie Lejdis Unknown 2008-02-01
Movie Soundless Unknown 2004-04-22
Movie The Master of Disguise Unknown 2002-08-02
Movie Crimes and Misdemeanors Unknown 1989-10-13
Movie Do the Right Thing Unknown 1989-06-30
Series Taggart Joseph of Arimathaea 1983-09-06
Series Backs to the Land The Jew 1977-04-15
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie Che! Pablo Rojas 1969-06-27
Movie Head Swami 1968-11-06
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Eye of the Devil Unknown 1967-09-06
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series Star Trek Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Series The Time Tunnel Unknown 1966-09-09
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Captain Sindbad Galgo 1963-04-12
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie Twice-Told Tales Prof. Pietro Baglioni 1963-09-01
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Unknown 1963-11-07
Series Temple Houston Unknown 1963-09-19
Movie Hitler Morris Kaplan 1962-03-21
Movie Taras Bulba The Abbot 1962-11-21
Series The Asphalt Jungle Unknown 1961-04-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Behind Closed Doors Unknown 1958-10-02
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie Omar Khayyam Tutush 1957-08-23
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Sad Sack Hassim 1957-11-27
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Bhowani Junction Surabhai 1956-05-01
Movie The First Texan Don Carlos - magistrate 1956-06-29
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Unknown 1956-10-21
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie His Majesty O'Keefe Fatumak, Medicine Man 1954-01-16
Movie Elephant Walk Appuhamy 1954-04-21
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Judge 1951-02-15
Movie Quo Vadis Paul 1951-11-08
Movie Cairo Road Commandant 1950-06-21
Movie Calling Paul Temple Dr. Charles Kohima 1948-12-13
Movie Dual Alibi French Judge 1947-06-03
Movie The Ghosts of Berkeley Square Benjamin Disraeli 1947-10-30
Movie A Matter of Life and Death The Judge 1946-08-22
Movie Freedom Radio Heini 1941-02-04
Movie Crook's Tour Ali 1941-05-24
Movie The House of the Spaniard Vidal 1936-11-01
Movie Rembrandt Dr. Menasseh 1936-11-06
Movie Nell Gwyn (uncredited) 1934-08-01
Movie Ask Beccles Baki 1933-01-01
Movie High Finance Myers 1933-01-01