Henry Jaffe

Producer, Lawyer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1907 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Cheryl Ladd: Scenes From a Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cheryl Ladd... Looking Back--Souvenirs 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dinah and Friends 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Escape 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Battered 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Emily, Emily 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Producer

Dinah and Her New Best Friends 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cotton Club '75 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Wayne Newton Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dinah in Search of the Ideal Man 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dinah's Place 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Alexander 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Bell Telephone Hour 1958 - 1968 (TV Show)

Producer

A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Aunt Mary (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dinah! (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Escape (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

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".

Relationships

Florence Jaffe

Wife
Married until his death

Margaret Jaffe

Daughter
daughter of Jean Muir survived him

Rachel Jaffe

Daughter
daughter of Florence Jaffe survived him

Rebecca Jaffe

Daughter
daughter of Florence Jaffe survived him

David Jaffe

Son
son of Jean Muir survived him

Michael Jaffe

Son
son of Jean Muir survived him

Saul Jaffe

Brother
worked as Jaffe's law partner in Showcase Prods. before Jaffe became an independent producer

Jean Muir

Wife
marriage ended in divorce marriage ended in divorce

EDUCATION

Columbia University Law School

New York , New York
graduated

Columbia University

New York , New York
graduated

Milestones

1958

Lured Shirley Temple out of retirement; produced "Shirley Temple's Storybook"

1957

Turned to independent TV production

1957

Resigned from his post as national counsel of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists

1937

Helped form the American Federation of Radio Artists

1937

Served as national counsel of the American Federation of Radio (and Television) Artists

1936

Organized the American Guild of Musical Artists

Stepped in to manage the NBC-TV series, "Producers Showcase" when a client became ill

Bonus Trivia

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Jaffe is a American Guild of Musical Artists

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

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