Happy Birthday: Tony Bennett

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tonybennettTony Bennett

Born: August 3, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Susan Crow (21 June 2007 – present)
Sandra Grant (29 December 1971 – 1984) (divorced) (2 children)
Patricia Beech (12 February 1952 – 1971) (divorced) (2 children)


I only met Bing Crosby once. He called me the best singer he’d ever heard.

It’s an interesting thing. When Coretta Scott King passed away recently they had a memorial where they refreshed people’s minds about Martin Luther King, and the idea of non-violence. And now in America you’re suddenly seeing war movies again on TV–they never showed war movies until recently–and how great it is to be patriotic. It’s wrong. The day and age we live in now, it’s all full of fear and frightening feelings. It’s the opposite of [Franklin D. Roosevelt] saying, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”…

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