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Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Kensico Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Kensico Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Kensico Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Examples include Lou Gehrig and Danny Kaye.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Kensico Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Kensico Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Kensico Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Kensico Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Kensico Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.


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    Anne Bancroft
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    Anna Maria Louisa Italiano, known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress associated with the Method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft was acknowledged for her work in film, theatre and television. She ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1931-2005)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, The Graduate, Antz, The Elephant Man, G.I. Jane, + more
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    Sergei Rachmaninoff
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    Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered as one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1873-1943)
    • Birthplace: Semyonov, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: Brief Encounter, Anna Karenina, September Affair, Rhapsody, Happy Birthday, + more
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    Danny Kaye was an American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Kaye starred in 17 movies, notably The Kid from Brooklyn, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Inspector General, Hans Christian Andersen, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1913-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: White Christmas, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, The Court Jester, Hans Christian Andersen, The Danny Kaye Show, + more
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    Tommy Dorsey
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    Thomas Francis "Tommy" Dorsey, Jr. was an American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Although he was not known for being a notable soloist, his technical skill on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1905-1956)
    • Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Bandleader, Trumpeter, Composer, Trombonist
    • Credits: The Fabulous Dorseys, A Song Is Born, Presenting Lily Mars, Upbeat in Music, Stage Show, + more
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    Robert Henry De Niro, better known as Robert De Niro, Sr. was an American abstract expressionist painter and the father of actor Robert De Niro.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1922-1993)
    • Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
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    David Sarnoff
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    David Sarnoff was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970. He ruled over an ever-growing telecommunications and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1891-1971)
    • Birthplace: Uzlyany, Belarus
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1903-1941)
    • Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor
    • Credits: Rawhide
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    Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
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    Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., popularly known as "Flo" Ziegfeld, was an American Broadway impresario, notable for his series of theatrical revues, the Ziegfeld Follies, inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris. He also produced the musical Show Boat. He was known as the "glorifier of the American girl". Flo ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1867-1932)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Impresario
    • Credits: Glorifying the American Girl, Rio Rita, Whoopee!, The Land of Promise
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    Billie Burke
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    Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke was an American actress, famous on Broadway and in early silent film, but is primarily known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the movie musical The Wizard of Oz. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Emily ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1884-1970)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Wizard of Oz, Father of the Bride, The Young Philadelphians, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Topper, + more
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    Fred W. Friendly
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    Fred W. Friendly was a president of CBS News and the creator, along with Edward R. Murrow, of the documentary television program See It Now. He originated the concept of public-access television cable TV channels.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1915-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Television Editor
    • Credits: See It Now, CBS Reports
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    Anna Moffo
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    Anna Moffo was an American opera singer, television personality, and award-winning dramatic actress. One of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation, she possessed a warm and radiant voice of considerable range and agility. Because of her physical appearance she was nicknamed "La ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1932-2006)
    • Birthplace: Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Adventurers, La Sonnambula, Great Stars of Opera: Vol. 3, Verdi: Falstaff, Verdi: La Traviata, + more
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    Guy Kibbee
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    Guy Bridges Kibbee was an American stage and film actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1882-1956)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, El Paso
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fort Apache, Captain Blood, It's a Wonderful World, Captain January, + more
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    Gordon Scott was an American film and television actor known for his portrayal of the fictional character Tarzan in five films of the Tarzan film series from 1955 to 1960. Gordon Scott was the eleventh Tarzan, starting with Tarzan’s Hidden Jungle. He was "discovered" poolside, and offered "a 7 year ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1926-2007)
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Duel of the Titans, Hero of Rome, Coriolanus: Hero without a Country, Hercules and the Princess of Troy, Tarzan's Hidden Jungle, + more
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    Ann Shoemaker
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    Ann Shoemaker was an American actress who appeared in 70 films and TV movies between 1928 and 1976. She was married to the actor Henry Stephenson; the couple had a daughter.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1891-1978)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Shall We Dance, My Favourite Wife, Strike Up the Band, Alice Adams, House by the River, + more
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    Valerie Jill Haworth was an English actress. She appeared in films throughout the 1960s, and started making guest appearances on television in 1963. She also originated the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret on Broadway in 1966.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1945-2011)
    • Birthplace: Hove, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Exodus, In Harm's Way, Home for the Holidays, Tower of Evil, It!, + more
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    James R. Quirk

    James R. Quirk was an American magazine editor of Irish descent. Quirk was the vice president and editor of Photoplay Magazine, one of the earliest film or fan magazines and particularly popular in the silent film era. Quirk had been with the magazine since its founding in 1911. Quirk's magazine had ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1884-1932)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor
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    James E. West

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    James E. West
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    James Edward West was a lawyer and an advocate of children's rights, who became the first professional Executive Secretary, soon renamed Chief Scout Executive, of the Boy Scouts of America, serving from 1911 to 1943. Upon his retirement from the BSA, West was given the title of Chief Scout.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1876-1948)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
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    Henri Willis Bendel

    Henri Willis Bendel was an American businessman, fashion designer, and philanthropist who founded an upscale women's fashion company bearing his name in New York City, which more than 100 years later remains in business on Fifth Avenue, one of the premier shopping streets in the world.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1868-1936)
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