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Irvin Yeaworth

Born: Feb 14, 1926

Death: Jul 19, 2004

Birthplace: Berlin

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Irvin Yeaworth

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1926
Date of Death : Jul 19, 2004
Birth Place : Berlin

Irvin Shortess "Shorty" Yeaworth, Jr. was a German-born American film director, producer, screenwriter and theme park builder. He began his career singing at age 10 at KDKA, the world's first radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He later became a radio producer. He directed more than 400 films for motivational, educational, and religious purposes. As an impresario, he directed the Wayne Concert Series from 1979 to 2003. However, he is best known for directing the classic film The Blob. He was married to Jean Yeaworth and had five children. Before he died in a road accident in Amman, he was building a theme park called Jordanian Experience at the Aquaba Gateway in Jordan. In 2007, The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania honored Irvin Yeaworth and The Blob by holding a film contest in which amateur film-makers competed for the "Shorty" award. "Shorty" was Yeaworth's nickname.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director

Also known as

  • Shorty
  • Irvin Shortess "Shorty" Yeaworth
  • Irvin Shortess Yeaworth Jr.


  • Jean Yeaworth


  • David Yeaworth
  • Deborah Yeaworth
  • Irvin S. Yeaworth III
  • Jonathan Yeaworth
  • Katherine Yeaworth
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