Friday, May 24, 2024

Happy Birthday Tony Bennett! The Legendary Crooner Turns 89 Today


It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing: Tony Bennett turns 89 today. He’s just finishing his long our with Lady Gaga after their hit album “Cheek to Cheek” set records. If you caught the tour– I saw them at Radio City in June– you know that Tony starts his 90th year like a pro. His voice is intact, a Wonder of the World. But also, Tony gets high marks for his unwavering commitment to social causes. He was there with Martin Luther King, and he’s still there today with his Frank Sinatra School in Queens and his foundation Exploring the Arts (

All hail the timeless and legendary Tony Bennett!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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