Greta Friedman Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Death and Cause, George Mendonsa ( V-J Day Photo)
George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman iconic V-Jay Day kissing photo on August 14th, 1945
Greta Friedman Age: She died at the age of 92 on Thursday, September 11th, 2019
Greta Friedman Bio, Wiki
Greta Friedman, the woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died on September 8th, 2016 at the age of 92.
Friedman fled Austria during the war as a 15-year-old. She was a 21-year-old dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform when she became part of one of the most famous photographs of the 2Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman, the other half of the brief romance, were proven in a 2005 forensic analysis by the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories to be the pair in the image. Famous Pictures magazine noted that volunteers from the Naval War College identified him as the kisser. He’d maintained that his scars and tattoos proved it.0th century in 1945.
Greta Friedman and George Mendonsa Photo ( V-J Day Photo)
On August 14th, 1945, known as V-J Day, the day Japan surrendered to the United States, people spilled into the New York City streets from restaurants, bars and movie theaters, celebrating the news.
That’s when George Mendonsa spotted Friedman, spun her around and planted a kiss. The two had never met. In fact, Mendonsa was on a date with an actual nurse, Rita Petry, who would later become his wife.
Life Magazine’s photographer, Alfred Eisenstadt, captured the image, while Navy photographer Lt. Victor Jorgensen also caught the moment in a widely published variation. But neither photographer stopped to get the names of the sailor or the woman in the image.
When Mendonsa was honored at the Rhode Island State House in 2015, Mendonsa spoke about the famous kiss.
“I saw what those nurses did that day when we had the wounded on my ship and we put the wounded on the hospital ship. And of course, I saw what those nurses did that day and now back in Times Square the war ends, a few drinks, so I grabbed the nurse,” Mendonsa was reported to have said at the time.
I've always loved this photo ❤️🇺🇸 Just found out, the sailor pictured here at the end of WWII, George Mendonsa from Rhode Island, has died at the age of 95. pic.twitter.com/TZQaQ47V0J
— Laura Hutchinson (@LauraHutch8) February 18, 2019
‘The Kiss’ is Memorialized in Statuary Found in Cities Around the County, Like Sarasota, Florida & San Diego, Californa.
Sculpture in San Diego based on photos of sailor George Mendonsa kissing dental assistant Greta Zimmer on VJ Day in Times Square. Mendonsa passed away Sunday at age 95 in Middletown, RI. Zimmer, whose parents died in a Nazi concentration camp, was born in Austria. pic.twitter.com/8ChVUEOslF
— Ed Burke (@EdBurkeToga) February 18, 2019
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Mendonsa died on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 aged 95 at a Middletown, RI assisted living facility with his wife (Rita Petrie) of 70 years when he fell and suffered a seizure.
Greta Friedman Death and Cause
Greta Friedman died on Thursday, September 8th, 2019 at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, from complications of old age, her son, Joshua Friedman, said.