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Tony Bennett Biography

Birth Name:
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Singer, actor, painter

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


  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: winner


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