British film and television producer/writer Harry Alan Towers has died of heart failure. He was 88.
Towers shot to fame as a child actor in the U.K., and went on to make more than 100 films during his career, sometimes producing under the alias Peter Welbeck.
He was working on his autobiography prior to his death on 2 August (09), according to his literary agent, Albert T. Longden.
As a producer, Towers worked on numerous British TV programmes, including The Scarlet Pimpernel and Tales From DICkens.
He also produced several underground film classics with Spanish director Jess Franco, including Venus in Furs, Eugenie, Marquis de Sade: Justine and Night of the Blood Monster.
Towers worked with numerous A-list stars during his long film career, including Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Richard Harris and Tony Curtis. His best-known movies include The Face of Fu Manchu, Ten Little Indians, Cry the Beloved Country and Klondike Fever.
He is survived by his wife, actress Maria Rohm.