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Famous Guests & Visitors

Duke and Duchess of WindsorOver the years, LIU Post has played host to everyone from movie stars to first ladies to the political elite.

When the Campus was a private estate in the early 1920s, owned by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and husband E.F. Hutton, it was a playground for the rich and famous – Gloria Vanderbilt, Harry F. Guggenheim, and the Duke and the Duchess of Windsor were just a few of the prominent guests that the couple entertained in grand style.

Over the years, scores of celebrities have continued to flock to the Campus as guest lecturers, honorary degree recipients and performing artists. They have included Carl Sagan, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Bobby Kennedy, Harry Chapin, Aaron Copland, Nelson Rockefeller, B.F. Skinner, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Yo-Yo Ma, Nelson DeMille, Charlie Rose, Helen Gurley Brown, Marvin Hamlisch, Itzhak Perlman, Jason Alexander, Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Christopher Reeve, Lily Tomlin, Bill Cosby and Hillary Clinton. Keep an eye out during the school year, you may just encounter a "famous face" yourself.

Dina Merrill Nelson Rockefeller Yo-Yo Ma
Dina Merrill Nelson Rockefeller Yo-Yo Ma

Hillary Clinton Alec Baldwin Marvin Hamlisch
Hillary Clinton Alec Baldwin Marvin Hamlisch