Jack Harris, Producer of Horror Classic ‘The Blob,’ Dies at 98

He was also oldest person to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Last Updated: March 14, 2017 @ 3:49 PM

Jack Harris, who produced the 1958 horror classic “The Blob” and later became the oldest person to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died Tuesday at age 98.

He died of natural causes in Beverly Hills, his daughter, The Wonderful Company owner Lynda Resnick, told the Associated Press.

A World War II veteran who worked in movie marketing, publicity and distribution, Harris went on to produce John Carpenter’s “Dark Star,” John Landis’ “Schlock” and the Irvin Kershner thriller “Eyes of Laura Mars,” starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones.

But his biggest success was “The Blob,” which grossed more than $3 million on a $100,000 production budget.

He also wrote and directed 1966’s “Unkissed Bride,” about a couple who seeks professional help because of the groom’s fixation on Mother Goose.

In 2014, the then 95-year-old became the oldest person to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.