Tony Bennett

Biography: Tony Bennett is a popular American singer. Born in Queens, New York on August 3, 1926, Bennett grew up under the influence of jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and Al Jolson. He began attending an art school in his teens but dropped out to support his family. He began singing in nightclubs around New York and winning accolades for his resonant and warm voice. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and would serve on the front lines in Germany. In 1949 Pearl Bailey discovered him and had him open for her, which began his professional career as a singer. His first big hit came in 1953 when he performed Arthur Hammerstein's "Because of You." He followed this with Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart" and Richard Adler's "Rags to Riches." He became a national favorite in the 50s and 60s, but as music evolved, Bennett went through a number of hard years without a recording contract. He nearly overdosed on cocaine in 1979, but Tony Bennett is a popular American singer. Born in Queens, New York on August 3, 1926, Bennett grew up under the influence of jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and Al Jolson. He began attending an art school in his teens but dropped out to support his family. He began singing in nightclubs around New York and winning accolades for his resonant and warm voice. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and would serve on the front lines in Germany. In 1949 Pearl Bailey discovered him and had him open for her, which began his professional career as a singer. His first big hit came in 1953 when he performed Arthur Hammerstein's "Because of You." He followed this with Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart" and Richard Adler's "Rags to Riches." He became a national favorite in the 50s and 60s, but as music evolved, Bennett went through a number of hard years without a recording contract. He nearly overdosed on cocaine in 1979, but then his career began to recuperate. In his later years, he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Simpsons.

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tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 14 Aug 28, 2006 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest 8.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 6.3
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 30 Oct 1, 1991 Guest 1.0
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 29 Oct 2, 1990 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 27 Oct 10, 1988 Guest tbd
tbd The Mike Douglas Show: Season 12 Aug 27, 1973 Himself/Guest Host tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 23 Sep 20, 1970 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 22 Sep 28, 1969 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 21 Sep 29, 1968 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 20 Sep 10, 1967 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 19 Sep 11, 1966 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 17 Sep 27, 1964 Himself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 16 Sep 29, 1963 Himself tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 1 Oct 1, 1962 Guest 10
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 15 Sep 30, 1962 Himself tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 28 Oct 1, 1962 Guest tbd