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Famous People Buried in New York City

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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)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (; October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American actor. A four time Academy Award nominee, The New York Times said he was known for his portrayal of ...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)

Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States of America

James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member ...more

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Frank Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Age: Died at 59 (1890-1949)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Francis Phillip Wuppermann (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949), known professionally as Frank Morgan, was an American character actor on radio, stage and film. He was best known for his ...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)

Birthplace: Bath Beach, New York City, New York

Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist, and Catholic convert. Day initially lived a bohemian lifestyle before gaining public attention as ...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)

Birthplace: Sweden, Filipstad Municipality, Eurasia, Långbanshyttan, Långban

John Ericsson (born Johan) (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor. He was active in England and the United States. Ericsson collaborated on the design of the steam ...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)

Birthplace: Chittagong District, Bangladesh

Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007), was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. ...more
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Menachem Mendel Schneers... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in New York City
Dec. at 92 (1902-1994)

Birthplace: Russian Empire

Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Hebrew: מנחם מענדל שניאורסאהן‎; April 18, 1902 OS – June 12, 1994; AM 11 Nissan 5662 – 3 Tammuz 5754), known to many as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or simply as the Rebbe, ...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)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Merlin Santana (March 14, 1976 – November 9, 2002) was an American actor and rapper. Santana was best known for his roles as Rudy Huxtable's boyfriend Stanley on The Cosby Show, Marcus Dixon on ...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 (1813 – January 20, 1872) 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 ...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)

Birthplace: Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

Marinus Willett (July 31, 1740 – August 22, 1830) was an American soldier and political leader from New York. He was characterized by historian Mark M. Boatner as "one of the truly ...more
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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)

Birthplace: Swords, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 – December 31, 1775) was an Irish soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a major general in the Continental Army during the American ...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)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Constantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano (Italian: [kastelˈlaːno]; June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie" ...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)

Birthplace: Lyubavichi, Rudnyansky District, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

Yosef Yitzchak (Joseph Isaac) Schneersohn (Hebrew: יוסף יצחק שניאורסאהן; 21 June 1880 – 28 January 1950) was an Orthodox rabbi and the sixth Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch ...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)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Charles Kinnaird Graham (June 3, 1824 – April 15, 1889) was a sailor in the antebellum United States Navy, attorney, and later a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil ...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)

Birthplace: Kentucky

Ormsby MacKnight (or McKnight) Mitchel (August 28, 1810, or possibly 1809, – October 31, 1862) was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War. A multi-talented man, he ...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)

Birthplace: Rosebank, New York City, New York

Elizabeth Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 – June 9, 1952) was an American photographer working in Staten Island.
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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)

Birthplace: Cuero, Texas

Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884 – August 17, 1915) was an American factory superintendent who was convicted in 1913 of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, Georgia. His ...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)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter or Fitz-John Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil ...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)

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey

William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 – December 8, 1885) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to ...more
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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)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Brigadier General Cornelius "Neily" Vanderbilt III (September 5, 1873 – March 1, 1942) was an American military officer, inventor, engineer, and yachtsman. He was a member of the
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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)

Birthplace: Wethersfield, Connecticut

Benjamin Wright (October 10, 1770 – August 24, 1842) 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 ...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)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Francis Jay Herron (February 17, 1837 – January 8, 1902), 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)

Birthplace: New York

Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became ...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)

Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont

George Crockett Strong (October 16, 1832 – July 30, 1863) was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.