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Buried in New York: Resting places of the famous

New York City has it all. Broadway, restaurants, traffic, five professional sports teams in the four major sports leagues, as well as world-class concert halls and museums. Also in New York ... famous dead people. Here we look at some of the final Gotham resting places for some of the famous buried within the five boroughs, including Alexander Hamilton, Irving Berlin and Joseph Pulitzer.

Alexander Hamilton, a founding father

Within New York City's limits rests a founding
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Within New York City's limits rests a founding father. Alexander Hamilton was a voice for American independence from Great Britain, and when it was earned, he became the nation's first secretary of the treasury. Hamilton died at 49 when he was killed by Aaron Burr in a duel on July 12, 1804. He is buried at the Trinity Church Cemetery in lower Manhattan.

Albert Gallatin, U.S. Treasury secretary

Alexander Hamilton isn't the only former U. S.
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Alexander Hamilton isn't the only former U. S. Treasury Department secretary buried in the Trinity Church graveyard in lower Manhattan. Albert Gallatin, who served as secretary under presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, also is buried there. Gallatin died on Aug. 12, 1849.

Eliza Schuyler

Eliza Schuyler, who was Alexander Hamilton's wife, is
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Eliza Schuyler, who was Alexander Hamilton's wife, is buried at the Trinity Church Cemetery in lower Manhattan. After Hamilton was killed in his famous duel with Aaron Burr in Weehawken, N.J., in 1804, Schuyler lived another 50 years until her death at the age of 97. In that time, she co-founded the first private orphanage in New York City and helped organize many of Hamilton's writings and documents. Late in life, she also pushed to raise money for the Washington Monument.

Actress Anne Bancroft

Actress Anne Bancroft's best-known role was as the
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Actress Anne Bancroft's best-known role was as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate," but the actress had a full career that included winning an Academy Award for her role as a teacher in "The Miracle Worker." Bancroft died on June 6, 2005, at the age of 73 and is buried in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

Robert Fulton, steamboat inventor

Robert Fulton was the inventor of the first
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Robert Fulton was the inventor of the first successful commercial steamboat called Clermont that shuttled between the city and Albany, N.Y. He died on Feb. 24, 1815, at the age of 50 and is buried at Trinity Church Cemetery at Wall Street.

Ulysses S. Grant, president and general

Ulysses S. Grant led the Union armies during
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Ulysses S. Grant led the Union armies during the Civil War and became the 18th U.S. president. He died on July 23, 1885 at the age of 66, and is buried at the General Grant National Memorial in the Morningside Heights of Manhattan.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X, also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz,
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Malcolm X, also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was one of the great American civil rights leaders of the late 20th century and became a symbol of black nationalism. He died after being gunned down in Manhattan on Feb. 21, 1965, at the age of 39, and is buried next to his wife, Betty Shabazz, at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y.

Groundbreaking journalist Nellie Bly

Famous news reporter Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, who wrote
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Famous news reporter Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, who wrote under the pen name Nellie Bly, is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Leonard Bernstein, composer of 'West Side Story'

Leonard Bernstein was a songwriter and pianist whose
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Leonard Bernstein was a songwriter and pianist whose musicals included "West Side Story." He died on Oct. 14, 1990, at the age of 72 and is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Montgomery Clift, actor buried in secret spot

Actor Montgomery Clift was a method actor who
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Actor Montgomery Clift was a method actor who broke into Hollywood with his role in Howard Hawks' 1948 western "Red River." He went on to star in more than a dozen films and was nominated for the Academy Award for best actor three times. He died on July 23, 1966, at the age of 45 and is buried in an undisclosed location at Friends Cemetery in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the progressive mayor

Fiorello H. LaGuardia was elected mayor of New
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Fiorello H. LaGuardia was elected mayor of New York for three consecutive terms and is considered one of the city's historical giants. LaGuardia, who was of Italian and Jewish descent, was mayor from 1934 to 1945. He died on Sept. 20, 1947 at 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Jackie McLean, star Jazz sax player

This American jazz sax player would later become
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This American jazz sax player would later become a music star, playing along with other greats such as Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker. Jackie McLean was also a long-time staffer at the University of Hartford. He died at 74 on March 31, 2006, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Babe Ruth, baseball legend

Babe Ruth remains one of the most famous
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Babe Ruth remains one of the most famous baseball players of all time. He died on Aug. 16, 1948, at the age of 53 and is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.

William Poole, AKA Bill the Butcher

The 19th century gang leader, who was portrayed
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The 19th century gang leader, who was portrayed in Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" by Daniel Day-Lewis, rests at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn.

William 'Boss' Tweed, Tammany Hall powerbroker

William
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William "Boss" Tweed is nearly synonymous with the corruption and cronyism of NYC's Tammany Hall political machine of the 19th century. He died on April 12, 1878, at 55 and is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Jackie Robinson, baseball pioneer

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major
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Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball when he was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948 as the first black player on any team. He died on Oct. 24, 1972, at the age of 53 and is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

Irving Berlin, songwriter who penned 'God Bless America'

Irving Berlin was one of the greatest songwriters
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Irving Berlin was one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. Among his most popular hits: "White Christmas," "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "God Bless America." Yes, that "God Bless America." Berlin died on Sept. 22, 1989 at 101 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, renowned contemporary artist

Jean-Michel Basquiat, considered one of the most important
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, melded the language of graffiti and pop art to create his own idiosyncratic style. He died in Manhattan at the age of 27 on Aug. 12, 1988, and is buried at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn.

Sal Mineo, teen actor and heartthrob

Sal Mineo will forever be remembered for his
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Sal Mineo will forever be remembered for his role in "Rebel Without a Cause" opposite James Dean. The role won him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. He died on Feb. 12, 1976, at the age of 37 and is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.

Billy Martin, mercurial Yankees manager

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner famously fired Billy Martin
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Yankees owner George Steinbrenner famously fired Billy Martin five times as manager of the Bronx Bombers. But Martin did lead the Yankees to win a championship. He died on Dec. 25, 1989, at the age of 61 and is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.

Mae West, from Vaudeville to Hollywood

Actress Mae West began her career as a
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Actress Mae West began her career as a teenager in Vaudeville and didn't make it into Hollywood until her 30s. She may have been older, but it didn't stop her from playing sexually forceful characters. She died Nov. 22, 1980, at the age of 87 and is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

Duke Ellington, legendary jazz composer

Composer Duke Ellington may be best known for
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Composer Duke Ellington may be best known for leading his band for more than 50 years. His writing credits include "Solitude" and "Sophisticated Lady." The legendary jazz musician died on May 24, 1974 at 75 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Miles Davis, influential jazz artist

Miles Davis is one of the most influential
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Miles Davis is one of the most influential jazz artists of all time. His "Kind of Blue" earned mainstream appeal, while his electric concerts later in life packed venues. Davis died on Sept. 28, 1991 at 65 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

Samuel Morse, creator of telegraph system

Stephen Morse was the creator of the More
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Stephen Morse was the creator of the More telegraph system that allowed for rapid communication over long distances. He died on April 2, 1872, at the age of 80 and is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon, better known as
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Mary Mallon, better known as "Typhoid Mary," was famously quarantined twice on North Brother Island after cases of typhoid fever were linked to her. She died on the island on Nov. 11, 1938, at the age of 69 and is buried at Saint Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx.

William Colgate

A number of industry titans are buried at
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A number of industry titans are buried at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, including the founder of the Colgate empire, William Colgate.

James Cagney, the tough guy actor

Actor James Cagney played tough guys on screen;
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Actor James Cagney played tough guys on screen; his best-known films included "Angels with Dirty Faces" and "White Heat." He died on March 30, 1986, at the age of 86 and is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.

Louis Armstrong, the jazz legend

The great Louis Armstrong, perhaps the most recognizable
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The great Louis Armstrong, perhaps the most recognizable star in jazz history, was born in New Orleans, but lived the last 28 years of his life in Corona. He died on July 6, 1971, just shy of his 70th birthday, and is buried in Flushing Cemetery in Queens.

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