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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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Bernie Sanders on stage at the Jazz Foundation of America's 17th annual "A Great Night In Harlem" gala concert at The Apollo Theater, in New York17th Annual "A Great Night In Harlem" Gala Concert, New
Variety, 2019-04-05 23:53:04
The Jazz Foundation of America won’t be accused of false advertising, or overpromising and underdelivering, with a hard-to-live-up-to name like “A Great Night in Harlem” — at least not for this 19th annual edition of their benefit at the Apollo Theatre, which had Tony Bennett as a lifetime achievement honoree ...

Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte Honored At Apollo 'A Great Night in Harlem' Event
Billboard, 2019-04-05 11:26:48
Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night (April 4) at “A Great Night in...

Tony Bennett Praises Lady Gaga's 'Wonderful' Oscars Performance
Billboard, 2019-02-25 16:46:24
Tony Bennett took to Twitter to share a sweet message for multiple-time collaborator Lady Gaga after her performance at Sunday night’s (Feb. 24...

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