Tony Bennett

  • Birth Name: Anthony Dominick Benedetto
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Actor, Painter
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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.

Awards

  • 1999, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1994, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1993, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2014, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 1994, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1997, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2015, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Performance for a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1962, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1992, 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
  • 1962, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2003, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Anna Suraci — Mother
  • Danny Bennet — Son
  • Joanna Bennet — Daughter
  • John Benedetto — Brother
  • Antonia Bennett — Daughter
  • Daegal 'Dae' Bennett — Son
  • Joanna Bennett — Daughter
  • D'Andrea 'Danny' Bennett — Son
  • Antonia Bennet — Daughter
  • John Benedetto — Father
  • Sandra Grant — Ex-wife
  • Anna Suraci Benedetto — Mother
  • Patricia Beech — Ex-wife
  • Susan Crow — Wife
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