Greta Zimmer Friedman, Nurse in Iconic Times Square Sailor-Kiss Photo, Dead at 92

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 12, 2016

Greta Zimmer Friedman, who was kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, died on Thursday in Virginia, her son, Joshua Friedman, told the Daily News. She was 92.

Friedman had been ill for some time, but recently contracted pneumonia. Her role in history was quite accidental: On the morning of Aug. 14, 1945, 21-year-old Greta Zimmer reported to work as a dental assistant on Lexington Ave.

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