Tony Bennett Facts:
Tony Bennett height: 5 feet & 7.5 inches
Weight: 80 kg (177 pounds)
Age: 88 years (August 3, 1926)
One of the veterans of American music industry, Tony Bennett has now reached his 88 years of age, with reference to his birth date, 3rd of August, 1926. Professional in both singing & painting, Tony is proficient in multiple genres of singing, including traditional pop standards, jazz & show tunes. He is equally praised for his wonderful paintings, displayed in different institutions. As for his body statistics, 88 years old Tony stands in a standard height of 5 feet & 7.5 inches & weighs in the range of 80 kg.
Even as he is prominently known as “Tony Bennett”, he was born as Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, a middle- class & commercial neighborhood of County, New York, United States. He is the youngest child of a grocer father, John Benedetto & a seamstress mother, Anna Suraci. Tony’s father is the émigré of Podargoni, while his mother was born in the United States. He was raised together with his 2 elder siblings, a brother named John Jr. & a sister named Mary. With a dad who was below par & not able to work, the kids passed their childhood in poverty. John subsequently breathed his last in 1936. Following his schooling, the young Tony went to study music & painting at the School of Industrial Art, in New York, however dropped out at the age of 16 in order ti help assist his family.
While growing, Tony listened to Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Eddie Cantor, & Al Jolson, including jazz artists like Joe Venuti, Jack Teagarden & Louis Armstrong. Though he was interested in music & painting since his early days, he was forced to work different low- paying & low- skilled jobs due to his poor family condition. As the U.S. Army’s infantryman, Tony fought in the last stages of the European Theatre of World War II. Subsequently, he developed techniques in singing, contracted with the renowned Columbia Records & had his original No. 1 sensational song with the 1951 released “Because of You”. An array of top hits including “Rags to Riches” traced in the beginning of 50s. Tony then additionally refined his loom to cover jazz singing. Around the late of 50s, he landed on an artistic peak with albums like “Basie Swings, Bennett Sings” & “The Beat of My Heart”. At the age of 36, he recorded “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” as his signature song. Both of his personal & professional life subsequently underwent an extended down-turn throughout the height of the rock-music era. Tony made his comeback around the late of 80s & 90s, & remains a critically praised & celebrated recording artist & concert performer all through the 2010s.
Father 4 delightful kids, Tony has earned eighteen Grammy Awards (counting the 2001 presented Lifetime Achievement Award & 2 prestigious Emmys, & has even been named a Kennedy Center Honoree & an NEA Jazz Master. He holds the record of selling more than fifty million records globally. Focusing upon the personal life details of this famed persona, he has been married for 3 different times; however currently lives with his third spouse, Susan Crow (m. 2007).