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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 James and Mike Play
Latest Project:
movie Sleep Eaters 2018-10-17
Known For
Poster of The X Factor
Poster of American Idol
Series James and Mike Play Himself 2020
Movie Sleep Eaters Mad Dog 2018-10-17
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 Amy Himself 2015-07-03
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Series BUNK'D Himself 2015-07-31
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Himself 2014-03-20
Movie Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark Himself 2014-05-13
Series Dr. Klein Unknown 2014-10-10
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered Himself 2014-12-02
Movie Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Live! 2014-10-24
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances 2012-03-06
Movie The Zen of Bennett Himself 2012-11-02
Movie Bigfoot 2012-06-30
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
Movie A Very Gaga Thanksgiving Himself 2011-11-24
Movie The Last Play at Shea 2010-04-25
Series Blue Bloods Himself 2010-09-24
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 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 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Unknown 2007-12-21
Movie Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Himself 2007-09-12
Movie Tony Bennett: An American Classic Himself 2006-11-22
Movie Legends of Jazz con Ramsey Lewis Volume 3 Cantante 2006-12-12
Series The Celebrity Apprentice Unknown 2004-01-08
Series The X Factor Unknown 2004-09-04
Series The Casino Unknown 2004-06-14
Series Canadian Idol Unknown 2003-06-09
Movie Bruce Almighty Himself 2003-05-23
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Rove Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie The Dean Martin Christmas Show Himself 1968-12-19