Man Known as ‘Kissing Sailor’ in Famous Picture Dies
Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson, who says she identified Glenn McDuffie as the man in the picture, says Friday that he died March 9. McDuffie was 86.
Gibson says she took about 100 pictures of McDuffie using a pillow to pose as he did in the picture taken Aug. 14, 1945, by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.
By overlaying those pictures over the original, Gibson says, she was able to match the muscles, ears and other features of the then-80-year-old McDuffie to the younger man leaning over the woman in his arm to kiss her.