An eclectic mix of celebrities live in New York City. The city is home to famous actors, musicians, artists, dancers and singers. Many famous New York residents have not only lived here but made it part of their work, like Woody Allen. Other famous people such as Yoko Ono have adopted New York as their home and have stayed for decades. New York's famous residents allow the city to celebrate a cultural diversity that not many other cities can compete with.
Liza Minnelli, child of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, spent her formative years in New York and at 16 started her own career while living in the city. She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village and went on to star in films such as "Cabaret," "Arthur," "King of Comedy" and "New York, New York." Minnelli also has starred and performed in many stage productions that have showcased her singing, acting and dancing credentials. As of March 2011, Minnelli still lived in New York on East 68th Street in Manhattan.
Woody Allen is one of America's most famous New Yorkers. Not only does he live here but he has incorporated his life in New York into his films. Films such as "Manhattan," "Annie Hall," "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" all exemplify Allen's relationship with his hometown. Allen was born in Brooklyn in 1935 and has continued to live in New York City throughout his life. As of March 2011, Allen lived on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Art Garfunkel, singer, actor and musician, is most famously known as part of Simon and Garfunkel. Their most celebrated album, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," released in 1970, was released in a 40th anniversary edition. Garfunkel has performed in many films over the years such as "Bad Timing," "Boxing Helena," "Carnal Knowledge" and "Catch 22." Garfunkel was born in Forest Hills, New York and lives on Manhattan's East Side as of March 2011.
Yoko Ono was originally from Japan and moved to New York in the 1950s with her family. Ono continued to live in New York and started her career as an artist with the Fluxus movement in the late 1960s. She met and married John Lennon and is one of New York's most famous residents. Ono and Lennon lived in the Dakota, 1 West 72nd St. on the Upper West Side of Manhattan during their married life and Ono remains in residence there as of March 2011. Ono continues to make artwork and albums including, "Between My Head And The Sky" in 2009.
- New York Mag: Notes on New York's Celebrity Infestation; Adam Sternbergh; Aug. 6, 2006
- New York Cool: About Town - Celebrities Out and About In New York City
- IMdB: Liza Minnelli Biography
- Film Reference: Liza Minnelli Biography (1946-)
- Film Reference: Woody Allen Biography (1935-)
- Art Garfunkel: Official Website