Herb Jaffe

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,[1] working for the likes of: Paddy Chayefsky[1]Marty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976), Reginald Rose[1]Twelve Angry Men (1954), Joseph Heller[1]Catch-22 (1961), Something Happened (1974) and Philip Roth[1]Goodbye, Columbus (1959), Portnoy's Complaint (1969), American Pastoral (1997), The Human Stain (2001). He then took a position at United Artists,[2] eventually becoming head of worldwide production for the studio.[1]

He became an independent producer in 1973.[2] He produced The Wind and the Lion (1975), starring Sean Connery and eleven other 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, Time After Time and Fright Night Part 2 with Julie Carmen. He also executive produced four films including Those Lips, Those Eyes and Motel Hell.

He died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California.[1]

His son, Steven-Charles Jaffe is also a producer. His credits include Demon Seed, Time After Time and Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird.



  1. "Obituaries". Variety. December 16, 1991. p. 74.
  2. Katz, Ephraim; Fred Klein; Ronald Dean Nolan (1998). The Film Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). New York: HarperCollins. p. 693. ISBN 0-333-74037-8.

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