Herb Jaffe

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Herb Jaffe (May 20, 1921 – December 7, 1991) was an independent film producer in the United States.


He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began his career as a literary agent, working for the likes of: Paddy ChayefskyMarty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976), Reginald RoseTwelve Angry Men (1954), Joseph HellerCatch-22 (1961), Something Happened (1974) and Philip RothGoodbye, Columbus (1959), Portnoy's Complaint (1969), American Pastoral (1997), The Human Stain (2001). He then took a position at United Artists, eventually becoming head of worldwide distribution for the studio. He became a producer in the 1970s.

He produced The Wind and the Lion (1975), starring Sean Connery and eleven other films. (He was also executive producer on four films). Some of his other films include: Who'll Stop the Rain with Nick Nolte, Jinxed! with Bette Midler, The Demon Seed with Julie Christie, and Fright Night Part 2 with Julie Carmen. He also executive produced Those Lips, Those Eyes and Motel Hell. He died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California. His son, Steven-Charles Jaffe is also a producer. His credits include Demon Seed, Time After Time and Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird. His father also includes Time After Time and Demon Seed in his credits.



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