Greta Friedman


Age: 92

nurse and one of the women claiming to have been photographed in an iconic photo shown kissing a sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II who 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 20th century known as V-J Day on August 14, 1945 after Japan surrendered to the U.S. as people spilled onto New York streets from restaurants, bars, and movie theaters celebrating the news when sailor George Mendonsa spotted the nurse, spun her around, and planted a kiss (the two had never met, but it was years before Mendonsa and Friedman were confirmed to be the couple), in which the photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt is called V-J Day in Times Square but is known to most people simpy as The Kiss.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: June 5, 1924

Died: September 8, 2016

Richmond, Virginia