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Tony Bennett

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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Aug 3, 1926 In Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Elizabeth Taylor A Musical Celebration 2022
Known For
Poster of Gaga: Five Foot Two
Poster of Amy
Poster of Muppets Most Wanted
Poster of The Tony Bennett Show
Movie Elizabeth Taylor A Musical Celebration Unknown 2022
Movie Billie self 2020-09-30
Movie Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Himself 2018-11-15
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Movie CMA Country Christmas 2018 Unknown 2018-12-10
Movie If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself 2017-06-05
Movie Gaga: Five Foot Two Himself 2017-09-08
Movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Himself 2017-09-22
Movie George Michael: Freedom Himself 2017-10-16
Movie Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 Himself 2016-12-20
Movie Amy Himself 2015-07-03
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert Unknown 2015-12-06
Movie Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark Self 2014-05-13
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Himself 2014-03-20
Movie Tony Bennett: iTunes Festival 2014 vocals 2014-09-06
Movie The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Himself 2014-05-02
Movie Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Live! Unknown 2014-10-24
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered Himself 2014-12-02
Movie Selma self (archive footage) 2014-12-25
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances Unknown 2012-03-06
Movie The Zen of Bennett Himself 2012-11-02
Movie A Very Gaga Thanksgiving Himself 2011-11-24
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
Movie Billy Joel - The Last Play at Shea Unknown 2010-04-25
Movie Les Paul - Live in New York Himself 2010-08-24
Movie The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Himself 2010-10-30
Series Blue Bloods Himself 2010-09-24
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Self 2009-01-01
Movie Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Self / Performer 2009-11-04
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven Himself 2007-04-11
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic Himself 2007-05-01
Movie Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Himself 2007-09-12
Movie Tony Bennett: An American Classic Himself 2006-11-22
Movie Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us Self 2006-10-28
Movie Legends of Jazz con Ramsey Lewis Volume 3 Cantante 2006-12-12
Series The Casino Unknown 2004-06-14
Series The Celebrity Apprentice Unknown 2004-01-08
Movie The World of Nat King Cole Self 2004-06-15
Series The X Factor Unknown 2004-09-04
Movie Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues Himself (archive footage) 2004-06-23
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Series Canadian Idol Unknown 2003-06-09
Movie Bruce Almighty Himself 2003-05-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
Series American Idol Himself 2002-06-11
Series Las Lunas del Auditorio Himself 2002-09-04
Movie Tony Bennett - Wonderful World: Live In San Francisco Unknown 2002-12-10
Movie The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 1 Unknown 2001-02-22
Movie The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 2 Unknown 2001-02-22
Movie Tony Bennett: The Legendary Tony Bennett In Concert Himself 2001-11-26
Movie Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales Self 1999-07-15
Movie Intimate Portrait: Natalie Cole Unknown 1999-01-08
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Rove Unknown 1999-09-22
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Mundo VIP Unknown 1996-04-21
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series Suddenly Susan Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Phil Collins Big Band - Live at Montreux 1996 Unknown 1996-07-17
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Series Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Bruce's Guest Night Unknown 1992-04-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Evening Shade Unknown 1990-09-21
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series The Simpsons himself (voice) 1989-12-17
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Series Doris Day's Best Friends Unknown 1985-07-16
Series SCTV Network 90 Unknown 1981-05-16
Series NDR Talk Show himself 1979-02-09
Movie Frank Sinatra: The First 40 Years Unknown 1979-12-13
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Self 1978-12-28
Series King Himself 1978-02-12
Movie Sinatra and Friends Unknown 1977-04-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970-03-24
Series Playboy After Dark Unknown 1969-01-18
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The Doris Day Show Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie The Dean Martin Christmas Show Himself 1968-12-19
Movie The Oscar Hymie Kelly 1966-03-04
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Shindig! Unknown 1964-09-16
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963-09-25
Series Treffpunkt New York Self 1961-02-03
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 1958-02-15
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The Twentieth Century Unknown 1957-10-20
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956-10-05
Series The Tony Bennett Show Unknown 1956-08-11
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20