Tony Bennett

Lowest Rated: 15% The Oscar (1966)
Birthday: Aug 3, 1926
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, USA
One of America's foremost song stylists, Tony Bennett has enjoyed a career that began in the late 1930s and finds him still entertaining audiences well into the 21st century. Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, on August 3, 1926, Bennett was a music fan from an early age. He began singing professionally when he was just 13 years old, working part-time as a singing waiter to help support his family after the death of his father. In 1946, after serving in World War II, Bennett began studying singing at the American Theater Wing under the G.I. Bill and developed a strong vocal technique and a sense of phrasing that owed a debt of influence to a number of great jazz instrumentalists. In 1950, Bennett was signed to Columbia Records and scored the first in a series of hit records that would last into the mid-1960s. In 1956, Bennett hosted a summer replacement television program, The Tony Bennett Show, and he was a frequent guest on the leading television variety shows of the day. Bennett made his acting debut in 1959 in a guest role on Danny Thomas' successful situation comedy Make Room for Daddy, and in 1963 he appeared in a five-episode story arc on the drama series 77 Sunset Strip. But his big-screen debut in the 1966 potboiler The Oscar convinced him that he wasn't cut out to be an actor, and it would be almost 30 years before he returned to the screen, playing a guest-starring role on the situation comedy Evening Shade. As tastes in popular music changed in the 1960s, Bennett's career went into a slump that lasted until the end of the 1970s. But with his son Danny Bennett serving as his manager, he began making a remarkable comeback in the 1980s, recording a number of acclaimed theme albums, making frequent appearances on Late Night With David Letterman, voicing himself on a 1990 episode of The Simpsons, and making a 1994 appearance on MTV Unplugged that confirmed he'd once again broken through to the pop audience. Bennett's music has been used in dozens of notable films and television shows, including The Last Picture Show, Goodfellas, JFK, Swingers, and My Best Friend's Wedding. He became the subject of a 2012 documentary, The Zen of Bennett, which chronicled the recording of his album Duets II.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America Actor 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Actor 2018
91% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World Actor $0.3M 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Actor 2017
64% George Michael: Freedom Actor 2017
74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Actor 2015
95% Amy Actor $7.9M 2015
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Best of the Boston Pops Actor 2015
No Score Yet Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark Actor 2014
67% The Zen Of Bennett Actor 2012
95% Sing Your Song Tony Bennett $48.2K 2012
61% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Actor $22.4K 2010
No Score Yet The Last Play at Shea Actor 2010
No Score Yet Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me Actor 2009
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Actor 2007
No Score Yet Les Paul: Chasing Sound Actor 2007
No Score Yet A Table in Heaven Actor 2007
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: An American Classic Actor 2006
No Score Yet Count Basie & Friends: A Special Evening of Jazz Actor 2005
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets Actor 2005
48% Bruce Almighty Himself $242.6M 2003
No Score Yet Tony Bennett's Wonderful World: Live in San Francisco Actor 2002
No Score Yet Goodnight Moon Actor 2001
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: An Intimate Night Actor 2000
No Score Yet Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales Actor 2000
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra Memorial Actor 1999
No Score Yet Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For Narrator 1999
No Score Yet Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow Actor 1999
No Score Yet Tony Bennett's New York Actor 1998
No Score Yet Men, Movies, and Carol Actor 1994
No Score Yet Judy Garland: The Concert Years Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington Actor 1982
No Score Yet Count Basie at Carnegie Hall Actor 1981
No Score Yet Tony Bennett - A Special Evening With Tony Bennett Actor 1981
15% The Oscar Hymie Kelly 1966

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Performer
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest Performer
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing Performer
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Italian Americans
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest Performer
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Performer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Performer
  • 2014
  • 2007
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Himself
  • 2011
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing Performer
  • 2011
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2011
  • 2002
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2008
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Performer
  • 2004
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
  • 1990
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator
  • 1999
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Tony Bennett
  • 1997

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