Frankie’s Resting Place
Frankie Manning’s Grave at Woodlawn Cemetery
The final resting place of Frankie Manning is marked by a strikingly beautiful, etched stone showing Manning in his youth, executing a signature airstep, and in later life, as the teacher and guardian of history that we all knew and loved.
Manning’s headstone was created by the world renown artisan, Leon Rader. The headstone has been donated through generous donations of $1000 and more by friends, family members and swing dance organizations that had close ties to Manning during his lifetime.
You are welcome to come and visit the grave at Woodlawn Cemetery at any time and pay respects to this great man. Located in the Bronx, New York, the cemetery is an easy trip from Manhattan by public transportation or by car. Parking is available.
Once at the cemetery, you can stop in at the gatehouse for directions to Frankie Manning’s grave or you can use the information below. It will be about a 10-minute walk or a short drive.
FINDING FRANKIE MANNING’S GRAVE AT WOODLAWN
Download Map from this Website
or Download the Woodlawn Mobile Ap for use at the Cemetery
or Pick Up a Cemetery Map at the Entrance
This self-guided tour visits graves of people who had an influence on Frankie Manning or worked with him in the Swing Era.
TOUR OF JAZZ GREATS
Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous artists. Frankie Manning is very much at home with nearby graves of the likes of Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz and Lionel Hampton (whose stone, appropriately, bears the inscription, “Flying home.”) When you stop at the office on the way into the cemetery, you can ask for a special map for a self-guided tour of the jazz greats. This tour is also on the Woodlawn Mobile Ap.
For your comfort: Restrooms are located at the gates; there are none near the gravesite.