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Eddie Adams
Birth: Jun. 12, 1933
New Kensington
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2004
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

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) 
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
Lower Burrell
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 19, 2004
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