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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 - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie CMA Country Christmas 2018 2018-12-10
Known For
Poster of Muppets Most Wanted
Poster of Blue Bloods
Poster of Entourage
Poster of The Simpsons
Movie CMA Country Christmas 2018 2018-12-10
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Movie Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Himself 2018-11-15
Movie Gaga: Five Foot Two Himself 2017-09-08
Movie George Michael: Freedom Himself 2017-10-16
Movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Himself 2017-09-22
Movie Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 Himself 2016-12-20
Movie Amy Himself 2015-07-03
Movie Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Himself 2015-02-26
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Movie The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Himself 2014-05-02
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Himself 2014-03-20
Movie Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark Self 2014-05-13
Movie Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Live! 2014-10-24
Movie Selma self (archive footage) 2014-12-25
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered Himself 2014-12-02
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances 2012-03-06
Movie The Zen of Bennett Himself 2012-11-02
Movie Bigfoot 2012-10-28
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Himself 2011-02-28
Movie A Very Gaga Thanksgiving Himself 2011-11-24
Movie Billy Joel - The Last Play at Shea 2010-04-25
Movie Les Paul: Live in New York Himself 2010-08-24
Series Blue Bloods Himself 2010-09-24
Movie The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Himself 2010-10-30
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself 2009-01-01
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 Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us Self 2006-10-28
Movie Tony Bennett: An American Classic Himself 2006-11-22
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series The Celebrity Apprentice Unknown 2004-01-08
Movie The World Of Nat King Cole Himself 2004-06-15
Series The Casino Unknown 2004-06-14
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Series The X Factor Unknown 2004-09-04
Movie Bruce Almighty Himself 2003-05-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Canadian Idol Unknown 2003-06-09
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Tony Bennett - Wonderful World: Live In San Francisco 2002-12-10
Series Rove Unknown 1999-09-22
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Series Mundo VIP Unknown 1996-04-21
Series Suddenly Susan Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
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 The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Series Doris Day's Best Friends Unknown 1985-07-16
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series SCTV Network 90 Unknown 1981-05-16
Series King Himself 1978-02-12
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Sinatra and Friends 1977-04-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Playboy After Dark Unknown 1969-01-18
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
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 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 1958-02-15
Series The Twentieth Century Unknown 1957-10-20
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Tony Bennett Show 1956-08-11
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20