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Harry Blum

Producer, sales exec

Producer and sales exec Harry N. Blum died Sunday, Jan. 18, of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 71.

Blum was chairman of the Blum Group, a longtime foreign sales outfit. His producing credits include Brian De Palma’s 1976 “Obsession” as well as “Skateboard” and “Diamonds.” He worked on the first Russian-American co-production, the 1976 “Bluebird,” and produced “Executive Action” about the JFK conspiracy theory. He was also executive producer and visual adviser on Duran Duran’s 1985 fantasy/concert pic, “Arena.”

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Blum began his career in the toy business, at Lionel Toys, Hobby House Stores and Mercury Models Distributors.

Blum is survived by his wife, Suzanne, president of the Blum Group; two daughters, a sister and an aunt.

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