Edith Shain From Famous WWII Sailor-Kissing Photo Dies

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010

Edith Shain — who claimed to be the nurse kissed by a sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World World II — has died at age 91. Shain said on August 15, 1945, she had just gotten off her shift at a hospital when she and a friend went to Times Square to find some hot sailors celebrate the end of the war. A sailor grabbed her and dipped her backward in a kiss as a photographer for Life snapped a pic. The photog never got the sailor or the nurse’s names, but Shain has maintained throughout her life that she was the recipient of the world’s most famous smooch. [AP]