Jack H. Harris

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Jack Harris
Born (1918-11-28) November 28, 1918 (age 97)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity Jewish
Citizenship United States[1]
Occupation film producer, former film distributor
Years active 1950s–1990s

Jack Henry Harris (born November 28, 1918) is an American film producer, distributor and actor, who produced films including The Blob (1958), 4D Man (1959), and Equinox (1970).[2]


Harris was born to a Jewish family[3] in Philadelphia, the son of Sara and Benny Ostravsky.[3] His mother was from Romania and his father from Poland.[3] His father changed the family surname to Harris.[3] Harris started his career in the show business as a vaudeville performer in Gus Edwards' Kiddie Revue when he was six years old. He would later work in a theatre as an usher, in a publicity department, and in the distribution field, finally later taking up producing.[4] Harris is credited with coming up with the original motivation for his 1958 film, The Blob.[5] Harris has also done work for the TV series It's About Time, and The Twilight Zone.

Harris was among the 22 people selected to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014, in the motion pictures category.[6] At the time of his unveiling ceremony held on February 4, 2014, he was the oldest person to be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1978, he married Judith "Judy" Parker; the couple lives in Beverly Hills.[3]



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