Listed in alphabetical order, the following individuals are going to be profiled in the 2022-2023 series: Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels, L. Frank Baum; Artist and host of PBS syndicated program, “Painting with Wilson Bickford,” Wilson Bickford; WWII photographer, Thérèse Bonney; Chef, author and travel documentarian, Anthony Michael Bourdain; Professional baseball player, Johnny Evers; artist, teacher and founder of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center, Ray Tehanetorens Fadden; Co-founder of the AME Zion Church in Tarrytown, NY, Amanda Foster; daughter of General Philip Schuyler and wife of Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton; Actor, film producer, and theatre director, Philip Seymour Hoffman; Underground Railroad Leader in Niagara Falls, John Morrison; Actor, director, and activist, Christopher Reeve; Composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim; and Attorney and U.S. Congresswoman, Winifred Stanley
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Famous New Yorkers I: Alice Austen, Lucille Ball, Francis Bellamy, Danny Biasone, George Eastman, Wilson Greatbatch, Grandma Moses, Robert Moses, Kate Mullany, Hal Roach, Carl Sagan, William Seward and Sojourner Truth.
Famous New Yorkers II: Antoinette Brown Blackwell, John Brown, Willis Carrier, Frederic Church, Julia Etta Crane, Grace Murray Hopper, Robert H. Jackson, Henry Johnson, Eli Parker, Jedidiah Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary B. Talbert and Walt Whitman.
Famous New Yorkers III: Amelia Jenks Bloomer, DeWitt Clinton, Glenn H. Curtiss, Jane Delano, William J. Donovan, Belva Ann Lockwood, Solomon Northup, Tito Puente, George Pullman, Frederic Remington, Philip John Schuyler, Mary Edwards Walker, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Famous New Yorkers IV: Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Bourke-White, James Cagney, Cab Calloway, Cornplanter, Chauncey Depew, Gertrude Ederle, Washington Irving, Rev. Jermaine Wesley Loguen, Joan Whitney Payson, Margaret Evans Price, Rod Serling and Frank Winfield Woolworth.
Famous New Yorkers V: Louise Blanchard Bethune, Maria Callas, Theodore Case, Shirley Chisholm, Ezra Cornell, William Fargo, Marietta Holley, John W. Jones, Rosalie Jones, Alfred E. Smith, Seneca Ray Stoddard, Nicholas Stoner and Martin Van Buren.
Famous New Yorkers VI: Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, Rodney Dangerfield, Ella Fitzgerald, William Floyd, Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, Walter Hagen, Anna Caroline Maxwell, Jack Shea, Susan McKinney Steward, Edith Wharton, E.B. White, Helen Munson Williams, and John Peter Zenger.
Famous New Yorkers VII: Fanny Brice, Melville Dewey, Frederick Douglass, Elmer Ellsworth, Sarah Loguen Fraser, Katharine Graham, Leroy Grumman, Alex Haley, Alexander Hamilton, Johnny Hart, Robert R. Livingston, Bruce McKinley Shanks, and Philip Van Cortlandt.
Famous New Yorkers VIII: Thomas Elkins, Ray Evans, Frank Gannett, Lou Gehrig, Julia Ward Howe, Bob Keeshan, Beth Levine, Abraham Maslow, Roger Tory Peterson, John D. Rockefeller, Tim Russert, Mitchell Sabattis, and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous New Yorkers IX: George Francis Abbott, Anne Bancroft, Mathew Brady, Lucille Clifton, Agnes de Mille, William West Durant, Jackie Gleason, John Jay, Isaac Merritt Singer, Elbridge G. Spaulding, Kateri Tekakwitha, Jimmy Van Heusen and Fats Waller.
Famous New Yorkers X: Roscoe Conkling, Millard Fillmore, Kate Gleason, Jupiter Hammon, Lena Horne, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, Michael "King" Kelly, Madeleine L'Engle, The Statue of Liberty, Julius Sterling Morton, Elmer A. Sperry, William Steig and Harriet Tubman.
Famous New Yorkers XI: James Baldwin, George Crum, Ernie Davis, Bob Denver, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Sybil Ludington, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Milton Rogovin, J. D. Salinger, Blanche Stuart Scott, Edward Livingston Trudeau, William Van Alen and Almanzo James Wilder.
Famous New Yorkers XII: Harold Arlen, Edwin Binney, John Burroughs,Geraldine Ferraro, The Three Stooges - Morris, Samuel and Jerome Horwitz, Clarence "Fats" Jenkins, Mary Edmonia Lewis, Isabel Sanford, Gerrit Smith, Annie Edson Taylor, Edward B. Vreeland, William Almon Wheeler, and Walter Winchell.
Famous New Yorkers XIII: Eugenie Besserer, Bessie Buchanan, John Clum, Gertrude Belle Elion, Annette Funicello, Seth Green, Edward Henry Harriman,George “Gabby” Hayes, Othniel Charles Marsh, Andrew Rooney, James McCune Smith,Gore Vidal, and Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner.
Famous New Yorkers XIV: Ira Frederick Aldridge, Francis Church, Sara Jane Clark, Marie Maynard Daly, Ann B. Davis, John McGraw, Ogden Nash, John Edward Noble, Arthur C. Parker, Joan Rivers, Jonas Salk, Dorothy Thompson and Louis Zamparini.
Famous New Yorkers XV: Joseph Barbera, Lina Beecher, Jane Bolin, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Richie Havens, Herman Hollerith, Edward Hopper, Robert Lansing, Vince Lombardi, Albert Myer, Henry Jarvis Raymond, Julia Gardiner Tyler and Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
Famous New Yorkers XVI: Jehudi Ashmun, Walter Rollin Brooks, Sammy Davis Jr, Marian de Forest, Abner Doubleday, John "Bud" Fowler, Jerome "Brud" Holland, Jonathan Larson, Emma Lazarus, Ross Gilmore Marvin, Nancy Davis Reagan, Clarence Stein and Benjamin Franklin Tracy.
Famous New Yorkers XVII: Dick Clark, Susan Elizabeth Frazier, Orville Gibson, Bret Harte, John B. Jervis, David McConnell, Mary Tyler Moore, Stephen Myers, Phil Rizzuto, Emily Warren Roebling, Dorothy Schiff, Pete Seeger and Francis Striker.
Famous New Yorkers XVIII: Thayendanegea/Joseph Brant, Harry Chapin, Rhoda Fox Graves, Gregory Hines, George Hormel, Charles Evan Hughes, Albro Lyons, Sr., Barbara Rose Johns Powell, Elihu Root, Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, Ralph Waite, Wendy Wasserstein and John Willys
Famous New Yorkers XIX: Barbara Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rita Hayworth, Joseph Henry, Maud Humphrey, Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly, Seymour H. Knox III, Maurice Bernard Sendak, Thomas Truxtun, Linus Yale Jr., Luther Vandross, James Varick, Margaret M. "Wiggie" Wigiser
Famous New York XX: Katharine Burr Blodgett; Eric Carle, Minna Anthony Common, Kirk Douglas, General Nicholas Herkimer, Corky Lee, Stan Lee, James Campbell Matthews, Dom Messick, Mitch Miller, Mollie Dobbs Sneden, Isador Starr and Cicely Tyson
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