(1921 - 2001)
Harvey R. Ball was active/lived in Massachusetts. Harvey Ball is known for illustrator-smiley face.
Biography Harvey Ball
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.
As Mr. Ball told it, in 1963 he was running an advertising and public relations agency in Worcester when a client, the State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America, now Allmerica Financial Corporation, asked him to help soothe the ruffled feel
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