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Eddie Adams

  • Birth 12 Jun 1933 New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 19 Sep 2004 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 9479594

Photojournalist. His career of over 50 years covered 13 wars, international politics, fashion and show business. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his graphic photograph of a South Vietnamese general's execution of a suspected Viet Cong leader on a Saigon street February 1, 1968. His works include U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush and world figures Pope John Paul II, Deng Xiao Ping, Anwar Sadat, Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, Indira Gandhi and the Shah of Iran. Besides the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for the Saigon execution photo, more than 500 honors were bestowed on him including a 1978 Robert Capa Award and three George Polk Memorial Awards for war coverage. Adams began his career as a Marine Corps photographer during the Korean War. Cause of death: complications resulting from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Bio by: Fred Beisser





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  • Originally Created by: Tim Joyce
  • Added: 19 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9479594
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie Adams (12 Jun 1933–19 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9479594, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .