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 Harvey R. Ball  (1921 - 2001)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: illustrator-smiley face

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BIOGRAPHY for Harvey Ball
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1921 (Worcester, Massachusettes)
 
Death
2001 (Worcester, Massachusettes)

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Massachusetts

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The following is from the New York Times, Obituary section, 4/14/2001:

H. R. Ball, Ad Executive Credited With Smiley Face, Is Dead at 79
By WILLIAM H. HONAN

Harvey R. Ball, the strongest claimant to having invented the smiley face, that 100-watt yellow grin adorning tote bags, letters, car bumpers, cycling shorts and eventually a United States postage stamp, died on Thursday in Worcester, Mass. He was 79.

The cause was liver failure, said his daughter, Jacquelyn Stein.
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