Legendary jazz and popular music crooner Tony Bennett celebrates his 95th birthday on Aug. 3, 2021— which New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared as “Tony Bennett Day.” Look back on the singer's iconic life and career, including here, where he gets ready for a portrait session in New York in this 2014 photo.
Bennett will grace the stage one last time with his longtime friend and collaborator, Lady Gaga, a two-night concert titled “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” to celebrate his milestone birthday, Gaga announced on Twitter.
In February 2021, Bennett revealed he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016 during an interview with AARP. He said he had not yet experienced common symptoms like disorientation or episodes of terror, rage or depression, “but there was little doubt that the disease had progressed.”
Bennett performed at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration on May 15, 2019, in New York.
Thumbs up with Alec Baldwin! The two attend the “Exploring the Arts” 20th anniversary Gala on April 12, 2019.
Bennett and his wife, Susan Crow, attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation's benefit event on Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. The two tied the knot in 2007.
He's all smiles with jazz pianist Diana Krall as the duo rehearse for NBC's “Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center” in 2018.
Bennett is decking the halls and keeping the Christmas spirit alive during his performance at “Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”
Hey, Tony! He waves hello to the cameras at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018.
Bennett and John Legend present best rap sung performance to Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
He smiles with Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren at the 45th Chaplin Award Gala at the on April 30, 2018.
The acclaimed singer, who the honoree of the 2017 Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert, speaks onstage in Washington.
How many Grammys has Bennett won? 18! In this photo, Bennett and jazz pianist Bill Charlap accept the award for best traditional pop vocal album for their jazz piano album, “The Silver Linnig: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016.
What's better than posing with Robert De Niro and Larry King? Being honored with yet another award! Bennett received the Entertainment Icon Award bestowed by The Friars Club at New York Sheraton Hotel & Tower on June 20, 2016.
Seeing double? He stands beneath his 8-foot-tall bronze statue after it was unveiled outside the Fairmont Hotel on Aug. 19, 2016. Bennett arrived to a standing ovation by hundreds of well-wishers and a jazz combo wishing him a very 90th “Happy Birthday.”
He shares a hug with actress Brooke Shields at the 2015 premiere of “Woman in Gold.”
Bennett performs during the Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert on Dec. 2, 2015, in Las Vegas.
A winning team! Iconic singers Bennet and Lady Gaga pose with their awards for best traditional pop vocals at the 2015 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
A look at the duo performing at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on July 25, 2015.
He poses with Prince Harry and Lady Gaga at a Well Child Charity Concert in London on June 8, 2015.
Bennett is all about collaboration. He and Lady Gaga produced an album in 2014. Here's the cover sleeve of their single “Anything Goes.”
Bennett and fellow singer Bette Midler attend the 8th annual Exploring the Arts Gala in 2014.
A singer and an activist, Bennett calls for mandatory background checks on all gun purchases among other restrictions during a news conference hosted by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence on Feb. 6, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
The iconic singer is performing for a cause. He appears onstage during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on Aug. 24, 2013. Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall to commemorate King's famous “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963.
“Tony Bennett Duets II: The Great Performances,” which aired in 2012, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the CD “Duets II.” It features full-length videos for each song and duets with Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood and more.
Here he is singing his heart out with country star Underwood during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012.
Another award! Bennett holds his Grammy Award for best traditional pop album in 2012.
He shares a laugh with fellow singer Harry Belafonte at the 2012 Unicef SnowFlake Ball.
The jazz legend is all smiles as he performs at The Pearl concert theater on July 24, 2011, in Las Vegas.
Bennett is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on June 5, 2011.
Another unforgettable duo: Bennett and Aretha Franklin offer a moving performance during his 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts on Sept. 18, 2011.
A look at Bennett working during a recording session at his New Jersey studio in 2011.
Tony Bennett smiles with Amy Winehouse at the “Body and Soul” recording session in 2011. Winehouse died later that year.
Here's a look at the two singers backstage in his dressing room at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010. Bennett and Winehouse went on to win the 2012 Grammy Award for best pop/duo group performance for “Body and Soul.”
“I Left My Heart In San Francisco” is one of Bennett's signature hits. No surprise, he sang before Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, on Oct. 27, 2010.
Not just a gifted singer, Tony Bennett is also a talented painter. He's seen in his Central Park South art studio.
Here he is proudly standing next to his watercolor painting of Duke Ellington at the National Portrait Gallery in 2009.
Tony Bennett’s artwork is featured on a poster for the 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Presenters Bennett and Natalie Cole appear during the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008.
Way to keep current, Tony! Bennett was tapped to mentor finalists on Fox’s “American Idol” competition. They hang out on the set March 31, 2007, in Los Angeles.
He's giving us an up-close look at his Emmy for outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program for his work on “Tony Bennett: An American Classic.” He's photographed backstage at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007.
Who hasn't he worked with? Singers Kelly Clarkson, left, Marc Anthony, and Madeleine Peyroux join Tony Bennett for a song during Bennett's 80th birthday celebration in 2006.
Two legends, one picture. Bennett and Paul McCartney are photographed together in London in 2006.
Bennett and Natalie Cole are excited to greet each other before singing a duet for a 106.7 Lite FM “One Night With Lite” concert on Sept. 26, 2006.
They're just as excited as us! Bennett accepted the Century Award from Stevie Wonder at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.
He performs live with Billy Joel during on NBC's “Today” show on Sept. 22, 2006. Bennett released his album “Duets,” featuring numerous artists, on Sept. 26.
Honoree Tony Bennett talks to the press before the start of the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors Gala, in Washington, D.C.
A real-life study in how to keep it moving: Tony Bennett brings the music with Patti LaBelle during the halftime at Super Bowl XXIX in 1995.
The singer passes the time by sketching the Gapstow Bridge in New York's Central Park on Aug. 4, 1995.
He poses proudly next to his painting “South of France” at a news conference in 1986. Cary Grant, right, wanted to purchase the painting. Instead of keeping the cash, Bennett donated Grant's sizable purchase price to the Hemophilia Foundation, for which Bennett serves as spokesman.
In his New York apartment, on June 3, 1969, Tony Bennett finds time to paint a city scene.
Adored now and back in the day, Tony Bennett is approached by autograph seekers as he leaves a performance on Oct. 4, 1951.Internet Explorer Channel Network