Tony Bennett

Biography

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Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3, 1926) is an American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz.

Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, 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 the early 1950s. Bennett then further 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 his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is also the founder of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3, 1926) is an American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz.

Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, 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 the early 1950s. Bennett then further 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 his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is also the founder of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens.

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Known Credits 68

Birthday 1926-08-03

Place of Birth Astoria - Queens - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Tony Bennet
  • Anthony Dominick Benedetto
  • Joe Bari

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert
2015 Amy as Himself
2014 Cheek To Cheek Live
2014 Muppets Most Wanted as Himself
2012 The Zen of Bennett as Himself
2012 Tony Bennett - Duets II - The Great Performances
2011 A Very Gaga Thanksgiving as Tony Bennett
2011 Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium as Himself
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as Himself
2010 Blue Bloods(1 episode) as Himself
2010 Les Paul: Live in New York as Himself
2010 The Last Play at Shea
2009 Skavlan(1 episode) as Guest
2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel as Himself
2007 Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends as Himself
2007 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic as Himself
2007 Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven as Himself
2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic as Himself
2004 The Tony Danza Show(2 episodes)
2004 The X Factor (UK)(2 episodes)
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 The Casino(1 episode)
2004 The Apprentice(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Canadian Idol(2 episodes)
2002 American Idol(3 episodes)
2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace as Himself
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Rove(1 episode)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 Suddenly Susan(1 episode)
1996 Cosby(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 Mundo VIP(1 episode)
1996 Muppets Tonight(2 episodes)
1995 Die Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 Cybill(1 episode)
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 Bruce's Guest Night(1 episode)
1990 Evening Shade(1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1985 Doris Day's Best Friends(1 episode)
1985 Larry King Live(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1981 SCTV Network 90(1 episode)
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1977 Sinatra and Friends as Himself
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1969 The Barbara McNair Show(1 episode)
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(1 episode)
1969 Playboy After Dark(1 episode)
1968 The Doris Day Show(1 episode)
1966 The Oscar as Hymie Kelly
1964 Shindig!(1 episode)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip(5 episodes)
1958 The Dick Clark Show(1 episode)
1957 The Twentieth Century(1 episode)
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(2 episodes)
1956 The Tony Bennett Show(5 episodes)
1956 The Steve Allen Show(10 episodes)
1952 Today(2 episodes)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(14 episodes)
1900 Tony Bennett - Wonderful World: Live In San Francisco

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