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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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Born:
Oct 1, 1896 In Rangoon, Burma. [now Yangôn, Myanmar]
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the movie Ask Beccles 1933-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974-09-13
Known For
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of The Great Promise
Poster of Karma
Poster of Ask Beccles
Filmography

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.4 16 votes

Search (1972)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
9.2 3 votes

Head (1968)

Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Swami
6.5 21 votes

Journey to the Center of Time (1967)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. (Doc) Gordon
2.7 3 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 17 votes

The High Chaparral (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown
9 2 votes

The Time Tunnel (1966)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 21 votes

Tarzan (1966)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
4 2 votes

Star Trek (1966)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 232 votes

Family Affair (1966)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6 6 votes

The Rat Patrol (1966)

Action & Adventure War & Politics
Series
as Unknown
8 6 votes

Felony Squad (1966)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown

Mission: Impossible (1966)

Action & Adventure Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 33 votes

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Drama History
Movie
as Joseph of Arimathaea
6.5 31 votes

Run for Your Life (1965)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

I Dream of Jeannie (1965)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 37 votes

Laredo (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 2 votes

Lost in Space (1965)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 18 votes

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Captain Sindbad (1963)

Family Fantasy Action Adventure
Movie
as Galgo
5.2 6 votes

Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Horror Mystery Romance Science Fiction
Movie
as Prof. Pietro Baglioni
6.6 12 votes

The Outer Limits (1963)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 38 votes

Hitler (1962)

History War
Movie
as Morris Kaplan
3.5 3 votes

Taras Bulba (1962)

Action Adventure Drama Romance War
Movie
as Abbott
6.7 13 votes

The Asphalt Jungle (1961)

Series
as Unknown

Dr. Kildare (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Ben Casey (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 3 votes

Thriller (1960)

Horror Thriller
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Riverboat (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Wichita Town (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

The Third Man (1959)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Adventures in Paradise (1959)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Dr. Stillman
8.2 128 votes

Sea Hunt (1958)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

Peter Gunn (1958)

Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.7 3 votes

Naked City (1958)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Behind Closed Doors (1958)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 12 votes

Omar Khayyam (1957)

Romance Adventure
Movie
as Tutush
6 1 votes

The Thin Man (1957)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 3 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

The Sad Sack (1957)

Comedy
Movie
as Hassim
4 2 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

The Real McCoys (1957)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

The First Texan (1956)

History Western
Movie
as Don Carlos - magistrate
3.2 3 votes

Bhowani Junction (1956)

Drama Adventure Romance
Movie
as Surabhai
6.8 4 votes

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 42 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Fatumak, Medicine Man
6 2 votes

Elephant Walk (1954)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Appuhamy
5.3 6 votes

The Naked Jungle (1954)

Action Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Incacha
6.2 16 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Fantasy Drama Mystery Romance
Movie
as Judge
6.2 14 votes

Quo Vadis (1951)

Drama History Romance
Movie
as Paul
7 55 votes

Cairo Road (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Commandant
5.8 2 votes

Calling Paul Temple (1948)

Mystery Crime
Movie
as Dr. Kohima

The Great Promise (1947)

Movie

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)

Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Benjamin Disraeli
5.3 2 votes

Dual Alibi (1947)

Crime Drama
Movie
as French Judge
6.8 2 votes

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Fantasy Drama Romance
Movie
as The Judge
7.9 53 votes

Crook's Tour (1941)

Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Ali
5.8 2 votes

Freedom Radio (1941)

Drama War
Movie
as Heini
6 1 votes

The House of the Spaniard (1936)

Adventure Crime
Movie
as Vidal
6 1 votes

Things to Come (1936)

Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as The Jew
6.8 38 votes

Rembrandt (1936)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Menasseh
6.5 4 votes

The Admiral's Secret (1934)

Comedy
Movie
as Don Pablo y Gonzales

Ask Beccles (1933)

Comedy
Movie
as Baki

Karma (1933)

Movie
as Holy Man

High Finance (1933)

Drama
Movie
as Myers