Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in Queens, New York.

TitlTony Bennett's stage name "Tony Bennett" was given to him by comedian Bob Hope after hearing him sing "Because of You" in 1949

At the time of his passing, Tony Bennett was 96 years old

As a teenager, Bennett worked as a singing waiter to help support his family.

Tony Bennett had a deep passion for jazz and incorporated jazz elements into his music.

TBennett won a total of 20 Grammy Awards,one of the most awarded artists in history

Bennett collaborated with numerous music legends, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder

TTony Bennett's wife was Susan Benedetto, née Crow. They were married in 2007