People.com Entertainment Music Tony Bennett's Life in Photos The singer turns 96 on Aug. 3, 2022 By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines and Michael Calcagno Updated on August 3, 2022 08:58 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 16 Tony Bennett. Bettmann/Getty Tony Bennett — born on Aug. 3, 1926, in New York City — pictured as a teen. 02 of 16 Hulton Archive/Getty The singer performing in Cleveland in 1952. 03 of 16 Bettmann/Getty With wife Patricia Beech leaving St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City following their Feb. 12, 1952, wedding. The two parted ways in 1971. 04 of 16 NBCU Photo Bank/Getty On The Dinah Shore Chevy Show in 1959. 05 of 16 Everett Collection Joking around with Bob Hope during a 1967 visit to his show. 06 of 16 Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty With second wife Sandra Grant Bennett at the ABC Cinema in London for the 1973 premiere of Lady Sings the Blues. The couple split in 2007. 07 of 16 Lederhan Dler/AP/Shutterstock During a 1979 interview in New York City. 08 of 16 Michael Ochs Archives/Getty With friend and collaborator Frank Sinatra in Reno, Nevada, in 1980. 09 of 16 AFP via Getty Winning a Grammy for best traditional pop vocal performance at the 1993 awards in Los Angeles. The singer has 20 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. 10 of 16 Eric Draper/WireImage President George W. Bush congratulates the 2005 Kennedy Center honorees — who include Bennett, far left — on Dec. 4 of that year. Also recognized that year: dancer Suzanne Farrell, actress Julie Harris, actor Robert Redford and singer Tina Turner. 11 of 16 Patrick McMullan via Getty With his daughters Antonia and Joanna Bennett at his 80th birthday party in New York City in 2006. 12 of 16 Dave M. Benett/Getty With singer Amy Winehouse in 2010; together, the two won a Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group for a duet following Winehouse's tragic death in June of 2011. When accepting the award, Bennett invited Winehouse's parents on stage and let them say a few words. 13 of 16 Ethan Miller/WireImage Performing with friend Lady Gaga on New Year's Eve 2014 in Las Vegas. In 2021, the pair returned to the stage in N.Y.C. for two concerts in honor of his 95th birthday. 14 of 16 Eric Risberg/AP/Shutterstock Receiving a heart-shaped birthday cake in San Francisco in 2016 in honor of his 90th birthday and his famed song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," with current wife Susan Crow by his side. The two wed in 2007. 15 of 16 Michael Loccisano/Getty Posing with sons Danny and Dae while picking up more Grammys at the 2018 awards in N.Y.C. 16 of 16 Noam Galai/Getty At one of his last public outings before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, at The Art Students League's 2019 Gala in New York City on Nov. 4, 2019. In early 2021, Bennett's family revealed to AARP The Magazine that the singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016. "Life is a gift — even with Alzheimer's," read a note from Bennett's Twitter account the same day. "Thank you to Susan and my family for their support, and @AARP The Magazine for telling my story."