Celebrity Death Watch 2015 #0065

Mary Doyle Keefe, 92, model for Norman Rockwell‘s painting Rosie the Riveter.

Fucks given: .1.

So when I first saw this, I thought she was the model for this poster:


But no, that’s the “We Can Do It!” poster by J. Howard Miller, modeled by Geraldine Hoff Doyle (who died in 2010).

The Rockwell painting was, of course, a cover for the Saturday Evening Post.


This may be a common error, as they mention it in Mrs. Keefe’s obituary:

The Rosie painting, not to be confused with a poster by a Pittsburgh artist depicting a woman flexing her arm under the words “We Can Do It,” would later be used in a nationwide effort to sell war bonds.