George Barris was born on June 14, 1922, in New York City, and died on September 30, 2016.
He had a lifelong interest in photography, and as a young man he worked for the U.S. Army’s Office of Public Relations.
A wide selection of his photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower were published.
Following the war, he became a freelance photographer and found work in Hollywood. He photographed many stars of the 1950s and 1960s, including Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen.
He was perhaps best known for his work with Marilyn Monroe, whom he photographed in 1954 on the set of The Seven Year Itch, and in 1962 at Santa Monica beach, and in the Hollywood Hills in a series that became known as “The Last Photos.”
He was collaborating on a book titled Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words at the time of her death.
He was well known for taking the last photo of Monroe on July 13, 1962.
George Barris passed away 94 years old.