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List of famous people buried in New York City, 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 New York City. If you're ever visiting New York City and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

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This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in New York City?" and "Which celebrities are buried in New York City?"

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

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Montgomery Clift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Montgomery Clift Died at 46 (1920-1966) Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary of Clift noted his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". He often ...more

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
James Monroe Died at 73 (1758-1831) James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the ...more

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Frank Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Frank Morgan Died at 59 (1890-1949) Francis Phillip Wuppermann, known by his stage name of Frank Morgan, was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, including the title character, in ...more

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Dorothy Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Dorothy Day Died at 83 (1897-1980) Dorothy Day, Obl.O.S.B. was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. She advocated the Catholic economic theory of distributism. In the 1930s, Day worked closely ...more

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John Ericsson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
John Ericsson Died at 86 (1803-1889) John Ericsson was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother Nils Ericson. He was born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, Sweden, but primarily came to be ...more

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Sri Chinmoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Sri Chinmoy Died at 76 (1931-2007) Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy, was an Indian spiritual master who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation ...more

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Menachem Mendel Schneerson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Menachem Mendel Schneerson Died at 92 (1902-1994) Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known to many as the Rebbe, was a Russian-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, and the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish ...more

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Merlin Santana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Merlin Santana Died at 26 (1976-2002) Merlin Santana was an American actor. He was best known for his roles as Rudy Huxtable's admirer Stanley on The Cosby Show, Marcus Dixon on Getting By, Marcus Henry in Under One Roof and as high ...more

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David S. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
David S. Jackson Died at 59 (1813-1872) David Sherwood Jackson was a U.S. Representative from New York. Born in New York City in 1813, Jackson grew up attending public schools. He served as an alderman in the common council of New ...more

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Marinus Willett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Marinus Willett Died at 90 (1740-1830) Marinus Willett was an American soldier and political leader from New York. He was characterized by historian Mark M. Boatner as "one of the truly outstanding American leaders of the

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Richard Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Richard Montgomery Died at 37 (1738-1775) Richard Montgomery was an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and he is most ...more

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Paul Castellano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Paul Castellano Died at 70 (1915-1985) Costantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano, also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie", succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family, ...more

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Joseph Isaac Schneersohn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Joseph Isaac Schneersohn Died at 70 (1880-1950) Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn was an Orthodox rabbi and the sixth Rebbe of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement. He is also known as the Frierdiker Rebbe, the Rebbe RaYYaTz, or the Rebbe Rayatz. ...more

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Estelle Skidmore Doremus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Estelle Skidmore Doremus Died at 75 (1830-1905) Estelle Emma Skidmore Doremus was the daughter of Hubbard Skidmore, who served in the American Revolutionary War, and became a charter member and honorary vice president general of the National ...more

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Charles K. Graham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Charles K. Graham Died at 65 (1824-1889) Charles Kinnaird Graham was a sailor in the antebellum United States Navy, attorney, and later a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a civil engineer, he helped ...more

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Ormsby M. Mitchel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Ormsby M. Mitchel Died at 52 (1810-1862) Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War. A multi-talented man, he was also an attorney, surveyor, professor, and publisher. He is notable ...more

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Alice Austen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Alice Austen Died at 86 (1866-1952) Elizabeth Alice Austen was a Staten Island photographer.

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Leo Frank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Leo Frank Died at 31 (1884-1915) Leo Max Frank was a Jewish-American factory superintendent whose widely publicized trial in 1913, appeals and extrajudicial hanging in 1915 by a lynch mob planned and led by prominent citizens ...more

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Fitz John Porter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Fitz John Porter Died at 79 (1822-1901) Fitz John Porter was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He is most known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his ...more

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William Henry Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
William Henry Vanderbilt Died at 64 (1821-1885) William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt I was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt

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Cornelius Vanderbilt III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Cornelius Vanderbilt III Died at 69 (1873-1942) Cornelius "Neily" Vanderbilt III was an American military officer, inventor, engineer, and yachtsman, and a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family.

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Benjamin Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Benjamin Wright Died at 72 (1770-1842) Benjamin Wright was an American civil engineer who was chief engineer of the Erie Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. In 1969, the American Society of Civil Engineers declared him the ...more

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Francis J. Herron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Francis J. Herron Died at 65 (1837-1902) Francis Jay Herron, was a Union general during the American Civil War.

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Henry Halleck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Henry Halleck Died at 57 (1815-1872) Henry Wager Halleck was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory, "Old Brains." He was ...more

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George Crockett Strong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
George Crockett Strong Died at 31 (1832-1863) George Crockett Strong was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.

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Anthony Allaire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Anthony Allaire Died at 74 (1829-1903) Anthony J. Allaire was an American firefighter, drillmaster, military and law enforcement officer. A longtime police inspector for the New York City Police Department, he was responsible for the ...more

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Aaron Ward is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Aaron Ward Died at 67 (1851-1918) Rear Admiral Aaron Ward was an officer in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War.

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Francis B. Spinola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Francis B. Spinola Died at 70 (1821-1891) Francis Barretto Spinola was the first Italian American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving as a representative from New York from 1887 to 1891. He also served ...more

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John William Sterling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
John William Sterling Died at 74 (1844-1918) John William Sterling was a founding partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP and major benefactor to Yale University.

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Edward Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Edward Ferrero Died at 68 (1831-1899) Edward Ferrero was one of the leading dance instructors, choreographers, and ballroom operators in the United States. He also served as a Union Army general in the American Civil War, most ...more

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Lizzie Adler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Lizzie Adler Died at 24 (1887-1911)

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Lloyd Tilghman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Lloyd Tilghman Died at 47 (1816-1863) Lloyd Tilghman was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. A railroad construction engineer by background, he was selected by the Confederate government to build two forts to defend the ...more

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Richard Delafield is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Richard Delafield Died at 75 (1798-1873) Richard Delafield served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy, was Chief of Engineers, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Moses Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Moses Taylor Died at 76 (1806-1882) Moses Taylor was a 19th-century New York merchant and banker and one of the wealthiest men of that century. At his death, his estate was reported to be worth $70 million, or about $1.7 billion ...more

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Thomas William Sweeny is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Thomas William Sweeny Died at 72 (1820-1892) Thomas William Sweeny was an Irish soldier who served in the Mexican-American War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Ludwig Andreas Olsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Ludwig Andreas Olsen Died at 41 (1845-1886) Ludwig Andreas Olsen, also known as Louis Williams, was a United States Navy sailor and one of only 19 people to ever be awarded two Medals of Honor. Both awards were for peace-time actions ...more

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Charles S. Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Charles S. Wainwright Died at 81 (1826-1907) Charles Shiels Wainwright was a produce farmer in the state of New York and an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played an important role in the defense of ...more

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James T. Woodward is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
James T. Woodward Died at 73 (1837-1910) James T. Woodward was an American banker and owner of a major thoroughbred horse dynasty.

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Kate Claxton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Kate Claxton Died at 76 (1848-1924) Kate Claxton was an American actress, born Kate Elizabeth Cone at Somerville, New Jersey, to Spencer Wallace Cone and Josephine Martinez. She made her first appearance on the stage in Chicago ...more

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John Laver Mather Cooper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
John Laver Mather Cooper Died at 63 (1828-1891) John Cooper was a member of the United States Navy. He is one of only nineteen people who have received the Medal of Honor twice and one of only nineteen to receive the Medal of Honor for two ...more

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Henry Bell Van Rensselaer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Henry Bell Van Rensselaer Died at 54 (1810-1864) Henry Bell Van Rensselaer was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a politician who served in the United States Congress as a Representative from the state of New

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Joseph Quick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Joseph Quick Died at 62 (1877-1939) Joseph Quick was a United States Navy coxswain who received the Medal of Honor for rescuing his USS Yorktown shipmate, Machinist's Mate Second Class Walenty Wisnieroski, from drowning on April ...more

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Abram Duryée is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Abram Duryée Died at 75 (1815-1890) Abram Duryée was a Union Army general during the American Civil War, the commander of one of the most famous Zouave regiments, the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry. After the war he was ...more

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Thomas E. Corcoran is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Thomas E. Corcoran Died at 65 (1839-1904) Thomas E. Corcoran was a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Siege of ...more

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Ida Brodsky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Ida Brodsky Died at 15 (1896-1911)

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Joshua R. Sands is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Joshua R. Sands Died at 88 (1795-1883) Joshua Ratoon Sands was an officer in the United States Navy who rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. He served in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, and the Civil War.

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Edward Jardine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Edward Jardine Died at 65 (1828-1893) Brigadier General Edward E. Jardine was an American U.S. Army officer during the American Civil War serving with the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment under General Benjamin Butler and ...more

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John Lloyd Stephens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
John Lloyd Stephens Died at 47 (1805-1852) John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the ...more

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Thomas Ewing, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Thomas Ewing, Jr. Died at 67 (1829-1896) Thomas Ewing, Jr. was an attorney, the first chief justice of Kansas and leading free state advocate, Union Army general during the American Civil War, and two-term United States Congressman ...more

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Schuyler Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Schuyler Hamilton Died at 81 (1822-1903) Schuyler Hamilton was an American soldier, a grandson of Alexander Hamilton.