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Bill Blass

Bill BlassAKA William Ralph Blass

Born: 22-Jun-1922
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Died: 12-Jun-2002
Location of death: Washington, CT
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Fashion Designer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bill Blass, Ltd.

Military service: US Army (1943-45, Intelligence, 603rd Camouflage Battalion)

Father: Ralph Aldrich Blass (hardware store owner, d. 1927 suicide)
Mother: Ethyl Keyser (dressmaker)

    High School: South Side High School, Fort Wayne, IN (1939)
    University: Parsons School of Design, New York City (six months)

    Council of Fashion Designers of America
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    Stroke Dec-1998 (Sak's Fifth Avenue in Houston)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Bare Blass (2002)

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