Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto) began singing at an
early age. He later fought in the final stages of World War ll as a U.S. Army
infantryman in Europe. Upon returning to civilian life Bennett developed his
singing skills and soon signed with Columbia Records where he had his first
number one song with “Because of You” in 1951. In 1962, Bennett recorded
his famous signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”. Bennett is also
a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto.
Tony Bennett holds one of the fifteen Grammy Awards he has won.