Wed. Apr 24th, 2024
Crooner Tony Bennett was a beloved performer, philanthropist, activist, and profoundly cool person, who was also twice divorced.

S19E23: I Left My Heart in San Francisco | Tony Bennett, Part One

By nearly all accounts, crooner Tony Bennett was one of the greats. Not just as a singer and performer, but in the ways he treated people, the causes he chose to champion, and his endless willingness to contribute his talents to charity events. But even the greats have rough spots! There may be very few people with an unkind word to say about Tony Bennett, but his two ex-wives could surely be among them. Alicia has his background, lessons from his World War II experiences, and his first marriage in Part One of our Tony Bennett story.

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Alicia’s Receipts

The time Tony Bennett “…saw things no human being should ever have to see.” | American Masters | PBS (pbs.org)

Behind the Name Tony Bennett Given to Him by Bob Hope (americansongwriter.com)

How Tony Bennett became Tony Bennett – all thanks to Bob Hope | National Post (nationalpost.com)

Inside Tony Bennett’s tumultuous love life – from two failed marriages rocked by drugs and infidelity to his decades-long relationship with third wife 40 YEARS his junior who he ‘met’ when her pregnant mom went to his concert | Daily Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk)

New York City remembers Tony Bennett (thehill.com)

Tony Bennett’s 4 Children: Everything to Know (people.com)

Sandra Grant Bennet’s Rocky Marriage with Tony Bennet – New York Gal (nygal.com)

Tony Bennett reflects on Frank Sinatra and San Francisco : NPR (npr.org)

Tony Bennett Was a Master at Bridging Generational Divides | Time (time.com)

Letterman, ‘Goodfellas’ and MTV: How Tony Bennett Reinvigorated His Career – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Tony Bennett, Jazzy Crooner of the American Songbook, Dead at 96 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Philanthropic Legacy of Tony Bennett | Observer (observer.com)

Tony Bennett’s Wife Susan Benedetto Recalls Their Love Story (today.com)

Tony Bennett’s Battle With Alzheimer’s Disease (aarp.com)

Tony Bennett saw racism and horror in World War II. It changed him. (washingtonpost.com)

kd lang on Tony Bennett: ‘It was a salve for society to see an older man and a young dyke in a happy relationship’ | Music | The Guardian (theguardian.com)

Tony Bennett Regrets Not Talking to Amy Winehouse About Addiction Before Her Death (people.com)

The Truth About Tony Bennett’s Former Connection To The Mob (nickiswift.com)

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