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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Behind the Name Tony Bennett Given to Him by Bob Hope (americansongwriter.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)
The Philanthropic Legacy of Tony Bennett | Observer (observer.com)
Tony Bennett saw racism and horror in World War II. It changed him. (washingtonpost.com)
The Truth About Tony Bennett’s Former Connection To The Mob (nickiswift.com)