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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like James Monroe and Montgomery Clift.

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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 31 (1832-1863)
George Crockett Strong was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.