Tony Bennett

Biography

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.

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Muppets Most Wanted

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Amy

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Tony Bennett - American Classic

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King

Himself (3 episodes, 1978)

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Last Play At Shea

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Liza with a "Z" - A Concert for Television

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!

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Tony Bennett's Wonderful World: Live San Francisco

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Gaga: Five Foot Two

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Tony Bennett - MTV Unplugged: The Video

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Starring In
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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

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Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Quincy

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Die vielen Leben des Sammy Davis Jr.

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George Michael: Freedom

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If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

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Gaga: Five Foot Two

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Sleep Eaters

Mad Dog

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Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Amy

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Muppets Most Wanted

Himself

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!

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Soul Boys of the Western World

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Bigfoot

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Sing Your Song

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Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

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Last Play At Shea

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Ativista e Rebelde

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Dreams with Sharp Teeth

Hymie Kelly in 'The Oscar' (archive footage)

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Manufacturing Dissent

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Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden

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Tony Bennett - American Classic

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Saturday Swings

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself / ... (7 episodes, 1997-2006)

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Bruce Almighty

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Tony Bennett's Wonderful World: Live San Francisco

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration

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MTV Unplugged - Ballads

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Analyze This

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Super Bowl XXIX

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The Scout

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Tony Bennett - MTV Unplugged: The Video

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Benny Goodman - Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing

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The First 40 Years

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King

Himself (3 episodes, 1978)

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Liza with a "Z" - A Concert for Television

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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

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Playboy After Dark

Himself - Singer (2 episodes, 1969-1970)

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The Oscar

Hymie Kelly

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