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Tony Bennett

American singer

Tony Bennett

American singer
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birthday
3rd
August, 1926
Birth Place
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under his birth name that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.
Born and raised in Astoria and Pyrites, New York to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with “Because of You” in 1951. Several top hits such as “Rags to Riches” followed in early 1953. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. His career and personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his reach to the MTV generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer to date. His work includes a collaboration with Lady Gaga having toured and released an album together, Cheek to Cheek (2014), for which they won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
He has won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Primetime Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
In February 2021, it was revealed that Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. Due to the slow progression of his illness, he has continued to record, tour, and perform.

Allegiance

United States

Associated Acts

Frank Sinatra Bill Evans k.d. lang Count Basie Orchestra Lady Gaga Amy Winehouse Diana Krall

Battleswars

World War II European, Western Front

Children

4, including Antonia Bennett

Genres

Traditional pop show tunes swing jazz easy listening

Occupation

Singer painter

Servicebranch

United States Army

Spouses

Patricia Beech (m. 1952; div. 1971) Sandra Grant (m. 1971; div. 1983) Susan Crow (m. 2007)

Unit

63rd Infantry Division

Years Active

1936 present

Years Of Service

1944 1946

Name

Tony Bennett

Nationality

United States of America

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