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Famous New Yorkers

An Enormous List of Famous New Yorkers - You Gotta Read This!

New York is a wonderful city buzzing with excitement. There are some famous New Yorkers who are renowned in different fields such as arts, literature, sports, etc. Find a list of famous personalities from New York in this article.
Historyplex Staff
Whenever you think of New York city, what comes to the mind are fashionable women in high heels, yellow cabs, busy people, and chatty cab drivers. New York is truly the top cosmopolitan city and you can find anything you desire here. There are many famous New Yorkers who have called this unique city their home and attained fame and fortune.

Famous New Yorker Women
Women in New York are sexy, stylish, intelligent, and confident.
  • Mariah Carey (Pop singer and actress)
  • Lucille Ball (Hollywood actress)
  • Maria Callas (Soprano)
  • Sarah Gellar (Actress)
  • Barbara Boxer (Senator)
  • Christina Aguilera (Singer)
  • Jane Fonda (Actress)
  • Lady Gaga (Singer and songwriter)
  • Melanie Griffith (Actress)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Actress)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Comedian and actress)
  • Rita Hayworth (Actress)
  • Carol Heiss (Olympic figure skater)
  • Lena Horne (Singer)
  • Norah Jones (Singer and songwriter)
  • Bridget Kelly (Singer)
  • Alicia Keys (R&B singer)
  • Veronica Lake (Actress)
  • Lindsay Lohan (Actress and singer)
  • Cyndi Lauper (Singer)
  • Jennifer Lopez (Singer and actress)
  • Sienna Miller (Actress)
  • Amanda Peet (Actress)
  • Priscilla Presley (Actress)
  • Thelma Ritter (Actress)
  • Sandra Schnur (Disability rights activist)
  • Phoebe Snow (Singer, songwriter)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (Actress)
  • Julia Stiles (Actress)
  • Barbra Streisand (Singer and actress)
  • Susan Sullivan (Actress)
  • Liv Tyler (Actress)
  • Jennifer Aniston (Actress)
  • Vera Wang (Fashion designer)
  • Mae West (Actress)
  • Vanessa L. Williams (Singer and actress)
Famous Authors from New York
This city is the financial capital of the world as well as one of the most fashion forward city. But it is also culturally very active and there are many world famous writers in this city.
  • Isaac Asimov
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Willa Cather
  • O. Henry
  • James Patterson
  • Upton Sinclair
  • Walt Whitman
  • Anne Revere Aldrich
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Joseph Heller
  • Washington Irving
  • Henry James
  • E. L. Konigsburg
  • Emma Lazarus
  • Madeleine L'Engle
  • Bernard Malamud
  • Frank McCourt
  • Herman Melville
  • Chaim Potok
  • Mario Puzo
  • J. D. Salinger
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Jules Siegel
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Mickey Spillane
  • Barbara Tuchman
  • Andrew Vachss
  • Nathanael West
  • Edith Wharton
Famous Businessmen
Some famous New Yorkers who are also big businessmen or tycoons are given below.
  • Donald Trump
  • Peter Cooper
  • Leland Stanford
  • Frank Winfield Woolworth
  • John N. Willys
  • Elbridge G. Spaulding
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Kenneth Cole
  • William Backhouse Astor, Sr.
Famous New Yorkers in History
Here is a list of famous New Yorkers in history.
  • William Alexander (American major general)
  • Benjamin Cardozo (Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of United States)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of United States)
List of Famous New Yorkers
In addition to these famous people, here is a list of world famous New Yorkers.
  • Michael Jeffery Jordan (Basketball player)
  • Kenneth J. Arrow (Economist, Nobel laureate)
  • Red Auerbach (Basketball coach)
  • James J. Braddock (Boxer)
  • Maria Callas (Opera singer)
  • Tom Cruise (Actor)
  • Eric Carr (Rock musician, songwriter)
  • Charles Patrick Daly (Judge)
  • Rodney Dangerfield (Comedian)
  • P. Diddy (Rap artist)
  • Vin Diesel (Actor)
  • Dorothy Day (Catholic social activist)
  • David Duchovny (Actor)
  • Robert De Niro (Actor)
  • Eamon de Valera (Prime Minister and President of Ireland)
  • Kirk Douglas (Actor)
  • Duke Ellington (Jazz pianist)
  • Gertrude Ederle (Swimmer)
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany (Painter, craftsman)
  • 50 Cent (Rap artist)
  • Louis Farrakhan (Leader of the nation of Islam)
  • Milton Friedman (Economist)
  • Whitey Ford (Pitcher for the New York Yankees)
  • John Frusciante (Musician, artist)
  • Bobby Flay (Chef)
  • John Garfield (Actor)
  • Lou Gehrig (Baseball player)
  • Jon Gosselin (TV personality)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor)
  • George Gershwin (Composer)
  • Bob Guccione (Publisher)
  • Jackie Gleason (Comedian)
  • Vitas Gerulaitis (Tennis player)
  • Peggy Guggenheim (Art collector)
  • Daniel S. Goldin (NASA director)
  • W. Averell Harriman (Diplomat and governor of New York)
  • William Goldberg (Diamond dealer)
  • Brian Henson (Muppeteer, director, producer)
  • Ken Jacobs (Artist)
  • William James (Philosopher)
  • Ja Rule (Rap artist)
  • Billy Joel (Singer)
  • Jay-Z (Rap artist)
  • Lenny Kaye (Guitarist)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Film director)
  • Lenny Kravitz (Singer)
  • Tony Kushner (Playwright)
  • Calvin Klein (Fashion designer)
  • Vince Lombardi (American football coach)
  • Andy LoCascio (TV personality)
  • Roy Lichtenstein (Artist Ralph Lauren (Fashion designer)
  • Soraida Martinez (Artist, designer)
  • Isaac Mizrahi (Fashion designer)
  • Harvey Milk (Gay activist and politician)
  • Bill O'Reilly (Fox News anchor)
  • Julius Rosenberg (Convicted spy)
  • Adam Sandler (Actor)
  • Martin Scorsese (Film director)
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Comedian)
  • Mike Tyson (Professional boxer)
  • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Sculptor and art patron)
  • Steven Weinberg (Nobel Prize-winning physicist)
  • Marc Jacobs (Fashion Designer)
Herman Melville Stamp
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress Whoopi Goldberg
Peter Cooper
Alexander Pope
Theodore Roosevelt Statue
Kenneth Cole
Donald J Trump
Mike Tyson
Calvin Klein
Ja Rule on Broadway
Bobby Flay Chef
Robert De Niro
Edith Wharton Stamp
Lucille Ball
Mariah Carey