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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
Dec. at 74 (1931-2005)
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 ...more
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Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Died at 70 (1873-1943)
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 ...more
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Danny Kaye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1913-1987)
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, ...more
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Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 51 (1905-1956)
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 ...more
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Robert De Niro, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1922-1993)
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.
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David Sarnoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1891-1971)
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 ...more
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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)
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 ...more
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Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1867-1932)
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 ...more
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Billie Burke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 86 (1884-1970)
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 ...more
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Fred W. Friendly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)
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 ...more
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Anna Moffo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1932-2006)
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 ...more
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Guy Kibbee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1882-1956)
Guy Bridges Kibbee was an American stage and film actor.
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Gordon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)
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 ...more
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Ann Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 87 (1891-1978)
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.
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Jill Haworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Dec. at 66 (1945-2011)
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 ...more
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James R. Quirk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
James R. Quirk Dec. at 48 (1884-1932)
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 ...more
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James E. West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
James E. West Dec. at 72 (1876-1948)
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, ...more
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Henri Willis Bendel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensico Cemetery
Henri Willis Bendel Dec. at 68 (1868-1936)
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 ...more