List of people from New York


List of people from New York

People from the state of New York who have achieved fame or note include:

Public office

*Parmenio Adams, sheriff and United States Congressmancite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]
*DeWitt Clinton, built the Erie Canal
*Schuyler Colfax - US vice-president
*John Jay (1745–1829), first Chief Justice of the United States
*Millard Fillmore (1800–1874), 13th President of the United States
*Franklin D. Roosevelt (1883–1945), 32nd President of the United States
*Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), 25th Vice President and 26 President of the United States
*Martin Van Buren (1782–1862), 8th President of the United States
*Boris Johnson, present Mayor of London

Entertainment

Film/Theater/Dance/Modeling

*Woody Allen (1935-), actor, director and writer
*June Allyson (1917–2006), actress
*Alan Arkin (1934-), actor
*Alison Arngrim (1962-), actress, comedian
*Jean Arthur (1900–1991), actress
*Lauren Bacall (1924-), actress
*Lucille Ball (1911–1989), comedian, actress
*Anne Bancroft (1931–2005), actress
*Frances Bavier (1902–1989), actor
*Barbara Bel Geddes (1922–2005), actress
*William Bendix (1906–1964), actor
*Constance Bennett (1904–1965), actress
*Joan Blondell (1906–1979), actress
*Ann Blyth (1928-), actress
*Humphrey Bogart (1899–1957), actor
*Shirley Booth (1898–1992), actress
*Clara Bow (1905–1965), actress
*Adrien Brody (1973-), actor
*Mel Brooks (1926-), actor, producer, director
*James Caan (1940-), actor
*James Cagney (1899–1986), actor
*Jeff Chandler (1918–1961), actor
*Ruth Chatterton (1893–1961), actress
*Claudette Colbert (1903–1996), actress
*Billy Crudup (1968-), actor
*Tom Cruise (1962-), actor
*Tony Curtis (1925-), actor
*Claire Danes (1979-), actor
*Marion Davies (1897–1961), actress
*Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925–1990), actor, singer
*Agnes de Mille (1905–1993), dancer, choreographer
*Robert De Niro (1943-), actor
*Willy DeVille (1950–), singer
*Kirk Douglas (1916-), actor
*Fran Drescher (1957-), actor
*Jimmy Durante (1893–1980), entertainer, actor, singer, comedian
*Alice Faye (1915–1998), actress
*Jane Fonda (1937-), actress
*John Garfield (1913–1952), actor
*Ben Gazzara (1930-), actor
*Jackie Gleason (1916–1987), actor
*Paulette Goddard (1910–1990), actress
*Elliott Gould (1938-), actor
*Anne Hathaway (1982-), actress
*Susan Hayward (1917–1975), actress
*Rita Hayworth (1918–1987), actress
*Judy Holliday (1921–1965), actress
*Rick Jason (1923–2000), actor
*Danny Kaye (1913–1987), actor, singer
*Ricki Lake (1968-), actress, talk-show host
*Veronica Lake (1922–1973), actress
*Burt Lancaster (1913–1994), actor
*Michael Landon (1936–1991), actor
*Lee Marvin (1924–1987), actor
*Walter Matthau (1920–2000), actor
*Ethel Merman (1908–1984), actor, singer
*Arthur Miller (1915–2005), playwright
*Robert Montgomery (1904–1981), actor
*Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953), playwright
*Anthony Perkins (1932–1992), actor
*George Raft (1895–1980), actor
*Christopher Reeve (1952–2004), actor
*Thelma Ritter (1902–1969), actress
*Ray Romano (1957-), actor, comedian
*Mickey Rooney (1920-), actor
*Martin Scorsese (1942-), director
*George Segal (1934-), actor
*Sylvia Sidney (1910–1999), actress
*Barbara Stanwyck (1907–1990), actor
*Rod Steiger (1925–2002), actor
*Oliver Stone (1946-), director
*Ned Stuart (1945-), producer, screenwriter, composer, actor, operatic lyric baritone
*Gene Tierney (1920–1991), actress
*Claire Trevor (1910–2000), actress
*Tuesday Weld (1943-), actress
*Mae West (1893–1980), actor

Comedians/humorists

*Lucille Ball (1911–1989), comedian, actress
*Chico Marx (1887–1961), Vaudeville comedian, with the Marx Brothers
*Groucho Marx (1890–1977), Vaudeville comedian, with the Marx Brothers
*Harpo Marx (1888–1964), Vaudeville comedian, with the Marx Brothers
*Zeppo Marx (1901–1979), Vaudeville comedian, with the Marx Brothers
*Rosie O'Donnell (1962-), comedian
*Jerry Seinfeld (1954-), comedian, actor

Music

*Christina Aguilera (1980-), singer
*Fiona Apple (1977-), singer
*Count Basie (1904–1984), jazz musician
*Pat Benatar (1953-), singer
*Mary J. Blige (1971-), singer
*Laura Branigan (1957–2004), singer
*Maria Callas (1923–1977), opera singer
*Mariah Carey (1970-), pop and r&b singer-songwriter
*Peter Cincotti(1983-) ,singer, songwriter, pianist
*Coko (1973-), singer (SWV)
*John Coltrane (1926–1967), jazz musician
*Aaron Copland (1900–1990), composer
*Warren Cuccurullo (1956-), rock guitarist
*Ella Fitzgerald (1918–1996), singer
*George Gershwin (1898–1937), composer
*Kim Gordon (1953-), bass guitarist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, visual artist (Sonic Youth)
*Joel Hirschhorn (1938–2005), songwriter
*Billie Holiday (1915–1959), jazz and blues singer
*Lena Horne (1917-), singer, actress
*Freddie Jackson (1956-), singer
*Billy Joel (1949-), pianist, singer-songwriter
*Daniel M. Johnson "The Untouchable DJ Drastic" (1982 -), DJ, music industry professional, and radio presenter
*Jerome Kern (1885–1945), composer
*Alicia Keys (1981-),singer,songwriter
*Carole King (1942-), singer-songwriter
*Cyndi Lauper (1953-), singer
*Joe Locke (1959-), Jazz artist
*Jennifer Lopez (1970-), singer, actress, dancer
*Constantine Maroulis (1975-), singer
*Natalie Merchant(1962?-),singer-songwriter
*Stephanie Mills (1957-), singer
*Laura Nyro (1947–1997), singer-songwriter
*Joey Ramone (1952–2001), singer, songwriter (Ramones)
*Sharon Redd (1945–1992), singer
*Lou Reed (1942-), singer, songwriter, guitarist
*Paul Simon (1941-), singer-songwriter, guitarist
*Ronnie Spector (1943-), singer (The Ronettes)
*Barbra Streisand (1942-), singer, actress
*Luther Vandross (1951–2005), singer
*Mary Weiss (1948-), singer (The Shangri-Las)

Rappers

*50 Cent
*Ad-Rock
*AZ
*Big Daddy Kane
*Big L
*Big Pun
*Biz Markie
*Buckshot
*Busta Rhymes
*Cam'Ron
*CL Smooth
*Chuck D
*Craig Mack
*De La Soul
*Diddy
*DMX
*Domination
*Erick Sermon (of EPMD)
*Fabolous
*Fat Joe
*Flavor Flav
*G-Dep
*Ghostface Killah
*GZA
*Havoc
*Hell Rell
*Inspectah Deck
*Ja Rule
*Jadakiss
*Jae Millz
*Jay-Z
*Jim Jones
*Juelz Santana
*Junior M.A.F.I.A.
*Kool Herc
*Kool Keith
*LL Cool J
*Lloyd Banks
*Masta Killa
*MCA
*MC Lyte
*Melle Mel
*Memphis Bleek
*Method Man
*Mike D
*M.O.P
*Mos Def
*Nas
*Notorious B.I.G
*Ol' Dirty Bastard
*Papoose
*Parish Smith (of EPMD)
*Pete Rock
*Prodigy
*Q-Tip
*Raekwon
*Rakim
*Rev Run
*RZA
*Saigon
*Scott La Rock
*Styles P
*Talib Kweli
*Tru Life
*Tupac

Business

*John Jacob Astor, fur trader, company founder
*Nicholas F. Brady, ceo Dillon Read, Sec of US Treasury
* Rayford Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates-fund mgrs
*C. Douglas Dillon, ceo Dillon Read,US Amb to France, Sec of US Treasury
*George Eastman (1854–1932), founder of the Eastman Kodak Co.
*E.H. Harriman errand boy, broker, blder of RR empire
*J.P. Morgan, banker, ceo, co. founder
*Henry Paulson, ceo Goldman Sachs, Sec of US Treasury
*Joseph R. Perella, M&A pro, banker, ceo
*Donald Regan, ceo Merrill Lynch, Sec of US Treasury
*John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937), industrialist, philanthropist
*Robert Rubin, ceo Goldman Sachs, Sec of US Treasury
*Jacob Schiff Wall St exec, banker, Kuhn Loeb
*Donald Trump (1946-), billionaire entrepreneur
*Cornelius Vanderbilt, ferry & tug boat captain, company founder, esp RRs
*Sanford Weill, ceo Citigroup which he forged into global no.1 bank

Art/literature/journalism/philosophy

*Scott Adams (1957-) cartoonist, creator of "Dilbert"
*William Bliss Baker (1859–1886), American landscape painter
*J. Bowyer Bell (1931–2003), historian, artist and art critic
*Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), artist
*Arthur B. Davies (1863–1928), artist
*Melvil Dewey (1851–1931), originator of the Dewey Decimal System
*Arthur Dove (1880–1946), artist
*Philip Evergood (1901–1973), artist
*Helen Frankenthaler (1928-), artist
*Roni Horn (1955-), artist
*Washington Irving (1783–1859), author
*Henry James (1843–1916), author
*William James (1842–1910), philosopher
*Ellsworth Kelly (1923-), artist
*Matt Lauer (1957-), news anchor of "The Today Show"
*Norman Mailer (1923-), author
*Herman Melville (1819–1891), author, "Moby-Dick
*Brice Marden (1938-), artist
*Ogden Nash (1902–1971), poet
*John Reed (1969-), author, "Snowball's Chance"
*Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), painter
*David Sedaris (1956-), humorist
*Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), artist
*Andrew Vachss (1942-), author, activist, and lawyer
*J. Alden Weir (1852–1919), painter
*Edith Wharton (1862–1937), author
*Walt Whitman (1819–1892), poet
*Brian Williams (1959-), news anchor of "NBC Nightly News"

cience/medicine

*Richard Axel (1946-), scientist, Nobel prize winner
*M. A. Benjaminson (1930-), microbiologist and biotechnologist, in vitro meat pioneerFact|date = May 2008
*Gertrude B. Elion (1918–1999), biochemist, pharmacologist, Nobel prize winner
*Carl Sagan (1934–1996), astronomer
*Jonas Salk (1914–1995), scientist, developed first polio vaccine

Athletics

*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-), NBA Finals player
*Mick Foley (1965-), professional wrestler and author
*Julius Erving (1950-), NBA Finals player
*Lou Gehrig (1903–1941), Baseball Hall of Famer
*Sandy Koufax (1935-), Baseball Hall of Famer
*Stephon Marbury (1977-), NBA Finals player
*Alex Rodriguez (1975-), MLB player
*Carl Yastrzemski (1939-), Baseball Hall of Famer

Infamous New Yorkers

*Jimmy Walker 1881-1946, NYC mayor forced into resigning by the Seabury Commission
*David Berkowitz (1953-), serial killer "Son of Sam"
*Ron Artest (1979-), basketball player (Sacramento Kings), nemesis by the Pistons fans because of the Pacers-Pistons brawl (born in Queens)
*A.J. Pierzynski (1976-), baseball player (Chicago White Sox), nemesis of 2005 American League Championship Series by Angels fans (born in Bridgehampton)
*Smush Parker (1981-), basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers)
*Joe Nathan (1974-), baseball player (Minnesota Twins), (born in Pine Bush)
*Shirley Winters (1948-), convicted arsonist and accused serial killer

Lawyers and jurists

*Kumiki Gibson

Other

*Mary Therese Friel (1960-), Miss USA 1979, model, businesswoman
*Harry Houdini (1874–1926), magician
*Kimberly Pressler (1977-), Miss USA 1999
*Margaret Sanger (1879–1966), activist
*Richard Stallman (1953-), programmer of Emacs, founder of GNU
*Grace Brown (1886–1906, murder victim)

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