Born: 1933 November 25 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

Died: 2018 January 8 in Dallas, Texas, United States

Biography: Writer and editor.

Harris was a Western (Gold Key) editor from circa 1962 to circa 1968. He worked out of the Western offices from 1962 to 1965. Prior to that work, Harris worked in promotions for Dell for an unknown period of time.
Harris was an editor and responsible for such titles as Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery, Bullwinkle, Doctor Solar, I Spy, The Phantom, and Popeye the Sailor.
From 1966 to 1967 he was an editor for King Comics comic book line (King Features Syndicate). He was the editor and promoter of the entire line.

At both Gold Key (from 1962 to 1966) and King (from 1966 to 1967) he was the writer for The Phantom comic books. Inventory material of his Phantom work was published by Charlton in 1970.

Harris did licensing work for the 1968 movie, The Yellow Submarine. Sometime thereafter, he began a 25-year career for the New York Times newspaper as the assistant to the promotion manager.

With the assistance of his second wife Pam, Harris wrote over 100 history and travel-related books.

Notes: Additional biographical information on Bill Harris is found in his obituary, from the New York Times via…


    Bill Harris Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Bill Family name: Harris
    Disambiguation: 1960s Western [Gold Key] editor and writer

Other Names:

  1. William Harris Type: Common Alternative Name
  2. William F. Harris Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: William F. Family name: Harris
  3. William Franklin Harris Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: William Franklin Family name: Harris