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Herbert Bliss (January 21, 1923 – April 18, 1960) was a member of the New York Ballet.
Herbert Harvey Bliss was born on 21 January 1923, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, the son of George Lloyd Bliss (1883-1963) and Lorena Maud Blair (1883-1971). The family lived at 7641 Brooklyn avenue, Kansas City. In the late 1940s the Bliss moved to Texas. Bliss studied at the Geary School of the Dance and at the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. After graduation from Southeast high school he went to New York and won a scholarship at the School of American Ballet. He appeared four years in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo before joining the New York City ballet in 1948 as a principal dancer. He left the ballet troupe in 1957 to open a dancing school in Cleveland and lived in Redwood City, Calif, about a year before he died.
Bliss was one of two drivers killed in a 2-car accident on April 18, 1960, on the Bay-shore freeway near San Mateo Calif.
by George Platt Lynes, 1952
George Platt Lynes American, 1907–1955 Herbert Bliss, c. 1948 Vintage gelatin silver pint 7 1/4 × 8 1/2 in 18.4 × 21.6 cm
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