Tony Bennett

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Anthony Dominick Benedetto
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/03/1926, Leo
  • Profession: Singer; actor; painter
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Tony Bennett Fast Facts:
  • Performed at the opening of the Triborough Bridge in 1936, at the age of 9.
  • After serving in WWII, he joined the Army military band and sang under the name Joe Bari.
  • While touring with Bob Hope in 1949, Hope suggested he change his name to Tony Bennett.
  • In 1952, when he married his first wife, 2,000 young women dressed in black staged a mock protest in front of the church.
  • Is an accomplished painter with a studio in New York City; was chosen to be the official artist for the 2001 Kentucky Derby, and was commissioned for two paintings by the United Nations.
  • Has had albums chart in every decade from the 1950s through the 2010s. 
  • Tony Bennett Relationships:
  • Anna Suraci Benedetto - Mother
  • Patricia Beech - Ex-wife
  • John Benedetto - Brother
  • Antonia Bennett - Daughter
  • Daegal 'Dae' Bennett - Son
  • Susan Crow - Wife
  • Joanna Bennett - Daughter
  • D'Andrea 'Danny' Bennett - Son
  • John Benedetto - Father
  • Sandra Grant - Ex-wife
  • Tony Bennett Awards:
  • 1993 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1992 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Performance for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1962 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 1999 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1962 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Nominee
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner

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