What ethnicity is Tony Bennett?

Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Queens, New York, in 1926, he is the grandson of immigrants from the impoverished Italian province of Calabria. His father, a grocer, died of heart disease when Bennett was only 10, leaving Bennett’s widowed mother to support the family of four on a seamstress’s salary.

Is Tony Bennet Italian?

Tony Bennett’s childhood home was in the Astoria section of Queens where he was born into an Italian-American family.

What part of Italy does Tony Bennett come from?

He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in Astoria, Queens, in New York City. His father, Giovanni “John” Benedetto, was a grocer, his mother, Anna Maria (Suraci), was a seamstress, and his uncle was a tap dancer. His parents were both from poor farming families in Calabria, Italy.