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 George Allen “Slim” Aarons

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George Allen “Slim” Aarons

  • Birth 29 Oct 1916
  • Death 29 May 2006
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 45475115


Slim Aarons died in Montrose, New York, at the age 0f 89 years. Born George Allen Aarons in Manhattan, an American photographer, noted for photographing celebrities and socialites. He was called "Slim" because he was.

He joined the U.S. Army at age 18 years. He was a combat photographer in World War II and earned a Purple Heart.

George moved to California after the war, he began photographing celebrities. "Kings of Hollywood", a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear at Romanoff's, having a drink, a smoke and a good time, was his most praised photo.

He worked for many years with Life, than Town & Country and Holiday.

His death was from complications of a heart attack and a stroke.





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  • Created by: RIN
  • Added: 15 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45475115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Allen “Slim” Aarons (29 Oct 1916–29 May 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45475115, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by RIN (contributor 47054535) .