Imogene Bliss was a stage actress who flourished under the bright lights of Broadway, also appearing in such films as The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) and the touching made-for-television feature Stone Pillow (1985). She rose from Midwest starlet to talented veteran, while always making an impression no matter what the role. An Ohio native who studied at Washington's Mt. Vernon Seminary and the Connecticut College for Women, Bliss would later attend Western Reserve University and the Max Reinhardt Workshop in order to refine her acting skills. She headed for New York City in the mid-'60s and would soon be cast in such popular Broadway hits as The Women and Grease (the latter of which would find her supporting in a national tour). Bliss moved into film with The King of Marvin Gardens, however, she would remain a stage fixture throughout her career. In 1992, Bliss received the Joseph C. Reilly service award from the Screen Actors Guild, as well as an award from the Cleveland Play House. On January 14, 2003, Imogene Bliss died of natural causes in Cleveland, OH. She was 84.