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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
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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, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, The Graduate, Antz, The Elephant Man, G.I. Jane, + more
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    Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
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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: Eurasia, Veliky Novgorod, 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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
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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. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
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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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