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Tony Bennett: An American Classic was an Emmy Award-winning television special celebrating the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Directed by Rob Marshall (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago), it charts Bennett’s career by faithfully re-creating venues from his past, from the downtown Greenwich Village club where he was discovered, to the Columbia recording studios of the early 60's, from rat pack Las Vegas to Carnegie Hall. Bennett is joined for each number by the artists that collaborated with him on his Duets album, with musical performances by Barbra Streisand, John Legend, k.d. lang, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Juanes, Elton John, Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera.

  1. Rob Marshall

    Director

  2. Doug Wright

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett

    Himself

  2. Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera

    Herself

  3. Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal

    Himself

  4. k.d. lang

    k.d. lang

    Herself

  5. John Legend

    John Legend

    Himself

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Tony Bennett: An American Classic
Tony Bennett: An American Classic

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  • November 21, 2006
    G
    Premiere

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    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 42m

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