Famous People: Mike Pfaff, Mary Pfaff, and Scott Pfaff
Early Life and Education
Growing up in a working-class area of New Jersey instilled Mike Pfaff with the values of hard work, courage and toughness – which helped him compete at an elite athletic level and receive an NCAA Division 1 Track scholarship from Penn State University.
Mike later joined the Navy, serving as an officer for eight years before returning to civilian life and working on numerous television shows and feature films.
Oliver escapes the workhouse and encounters Fagin, an experienced criminal who trains him in pickpocketing. After Oliver and Dodger steal a handkerchief from a bookseller, Mr. Brownlow recognizes their resemblance to portrait paintings and takes them in; Nancy devises a drinking song in order to distract Sikes from returning him and eventually takes care of them herself.
Pfaff was one of the most dominant goalkeepers ever, garnering Ballon d’Or votes and receiving multiple IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper awards from Bayern Munich during his time there. Throughout his Bundesliga career he won three straight championships, two DFB-Pokals, and two DFL-Supercups; during which time he earned several DFL-Supercup victories as well.
Wallack found great success after leaving Pfaff, becoming a successful stage actor with roles both comic and romantic in various plays by John Brougham and Stephen R. Fiske, such as A Decided Case (Martin 56) and Night and Morning (Fiske 65). Additionally he directed plays such as First Impressions which featured E. A. Sothern as Edmond Dantes from Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo (Odell 7:206).
Pfaff made only 156 Bundesliga appearances but left an indelible imprint on German football. As one of the world’s most beloved goalkeepers and an iconic member of his league.
Achievement and Honors
He is an exceptional business leader who stands head and shoulders above most people his age and grade in personality development, possessing both native wit and humor supported by an uncanny memory that makes him a joy to be around. A master printer for over 25 years, he founded as one of several partners a small job printing establishment which now stands as an expansive printing and bindery concern.
Mary Pfaff is an artist known for her nonrepresentational paintings and drawings with an atmospheric, lyrical quality influenced by Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, where impermanence, light-dark interplay, time passing is celebrated in her works.
Pfaff was not only renowned for his printing business; he was a central figure in his community as well. He served as President of the Union Homestead Association; Vice President of American Bank & Trust Company; Executive Councillor of United Typothetae of America and Member of Board of Prisons and Asylums. Pfaff’s generous nature and Old World manner combined with native wit made him an engaging companion; Walt Whitman considered him one of his closest friends and often visited Pfaff’s Bohemian “chop house” (Blalock; Martin 18). Even strange customers could carry tabs demonstrating Pfaff’s impressive generosity beyond just business acumen as Pfaff understood their bohemians kept their place alive!
Scott Pfaff, better known by fans of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory on MTV as Big Cat, is estimated to have an estimated net worth of $4 Million. Growing up alongside his famous skateboarder brother in an economically-diverse working class neighborhood in Pennsylvania, Scott learned early the value of hard work and courage through sports participation – winning an NCAA Division 1 track scholarship to attend Penn State University with. Later he worked as clip producer on Ridiculousness series before creating clothing line called Born a Lion himself!
He is also the founder of lifestyle blog The Big Cat Report.