Woman In Famous World War II V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dead At 92

By  //  September 11, 2016

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Died from complications of old age

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(Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image)

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the woman who was kissed on Aug. 14, 1945 by a sailor in Times Square celebrating V-J Day, is dead at age of 92.

Friedman’s son told the Associated Press that his mother died Thursday at a hospital in Richmond, Va. from complications of old age.

The famous image shot by Alfred Eisenstaedt and is appropriately called “V-J Day in Times Square.”

The photograph was published a week later in Life magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled “Victory Celebrations.”

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Friedman was 21 years old when the photo was taken as she was kissed by George Mendonsa and their identity was unknown for many years.

Friedman will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, next to her late husband, Dr. Misha Friedman.

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