Updated: February 19, 2022
JONATHAN HARRIS PHOTO GALLERY #07
Jonathan Harris died on November 3, 2002, in Encino, California of a blood clot to the heart, just three days
before his 88th birthday. He was survived by his wife Gertrude and his son Richard, along with two sisters and
two grandchildren. Among his eulogists was castmate and decades long friend Bill Mumy. He was interred in the
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. Just 5 years after his passing, his widow, Gertrude
(Bregman) Harris, died of natural causes, on August 28, 2007, at the age of 93.
Special Quotes: Jonathan on his characteristic accent: "I'm not British, just affected".
On receiving a guest starring role for every episode of Lost In Space: "That was the first time ever in history
that anybody got Special Guest Star. I started that whole nonsense". (Source: brainyquote.com)
On the cancellation of Lost in Space: "When the curtain comes down, you're disappointed. Always, the curtain comes
down. I've done so much work, and then the curtain comes down and you go on to something else".
When his father finally arrived at the theatre to see his son: "He came to the dressing room, gave me a hug and a
kiss; and said, 'You belong here.' I never forgot it". Jonathan on trying his hand on being a leading man of the
1940s: "I thought I was Cary Grant. Oh, I looked into the mirror, and said, 'Yes, Yes, it's Cary Grant'. And then,
I pulled myself together and said, 'Are you kidding?' You're a character man".