Carl Jaffe

Carl Jaffe (21 March 1902 12 April 1974) was a German actor.[1] Jaffe trained on the stage in his native Hamburg, Kassel and Wiesbaden before moving to Berlin, where his career began to develop.

Carl Jaffe
Karl Heinz Jaffe

(1902-03-21)21 March 1902
Died12 April 1974(1974-04-12) (aged 72)
Years active1934–1974

In 1933 Jaffe changed his stage name to Frank Alwar, but in 1936, with the situation for Jews in Germany rapidly deteriorating, he made the decision to migrate to the United Kingdom.[2] He remained in the UK for the rest of his life and appeared in more than 50 films and many television productions.[3]

Throughout his British career he was almost invariably cast as German or Central European characters, usually in supporting roles, and often with a war, crime or espionage setting.[2] His film roles include The Lion Has Wings, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Two Thousand Women, Operation Amsterdam and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.[4] Jaffe's television credits included Danger Man, Dad's Army and Oh, Brother!.[3][5]

Partial filmography


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