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Biography

Tony Bennett performing in 2003

Source: Wikipedia

Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), stage name Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also an accomplished painter, having created works—under the name Anthony Benedetto—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.

Fact file

  • Born: Anthony Dominick Benedetto August 3, 1926 (age 88) Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Education: School of Industrial Art
  • Occupation: singer, painter
  • Spouse(s): Patricia Beech (m. 1952–1971; divorced) Sandra Grant (m. 1971–2007; divorced) Susan Crow (m. 2007–present)
  • Children: D'Andrea (Danny) Bennett Daegal (Dae) Bennett Joanna Bennett Antonia Bennett
  • Parent(s): John Benedetto Anna Suraci
  • Website: www.tonybennett.com www.benedettoarts.com/index2.html
  • Genres: Traditional pop show tunes swing jazz Easy Listening
  • Years active: 1949–present
  • Labels: Columbia MGM Improv Legacy Recordings
  • Associated acts: Count Basie Count Basie Orchestra Bill Evans k.d. lang Lady Gaga Amy Winehouse

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