Jack H. Harris of “Blob” Fame Passes at Age 98.

by Larry Dwyer

Jack H. Harris, best known as the producer of the 1958 classic The Blob has passed away at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 98. His daughter, Lynda Resnick, announced on Tuesday that Mr. Harris died of natural causes.

Made on a shoestring budget in Pennsylvania, The Blob went on to gross more than 3 million dollars and helped launch the career of mega-star Steve McQueen.  The Blob also spawned a sequel (Beware! The Blob, 1972) that Mr. Harris co-wrote and produced and he also produced the 1988 remake that starred Shawnee Smith (Saw, The Stand) and Kevin Dillon (Platoon, The Doors).

Horror buffs will be interested to know that Mr. Harris also produced the first feature film of John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon, 1974’s Dark Star.

For his contributions to the film industry, Mr. Harris received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

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