Antonia Bennett is famous for being the daughter of singer Tony Bennett and actress Sandra Grant.
Born on April 7, 1974, in Los Angeles, US, Antonia was raised alongside her elder sister, Joanna Bennett. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in West Hollywood.
She has followed the footsteps of her father and has become an adult alternative music and jazz singer.
Married to Ronen Helmann
The youngest of Tony Bennett’s four children, Antonia Bennett, 47, is a married woman. She shared her vows with an Israeli guy named Ronen Helmann in April 2013.
Converted To Judaism
In mid-2013, Antonia Bennett converted to Judaism after several years of fascination and study.
It’s been a wonderful experience for me on many levels. It’s given me a lot of confidence and spirituality in my music. Having a connection to God and the community has been wonderful for me.Bennett on Judaism!
Her Christian mother and Catholic Italian-American father said nothing but supported her after her religious conversion.
Career as a Singer
Being born to a singer father and actress mother, Antonia Bennett took up singing and acting as a child and continues to follow in her parents’ footsteps.
During her early days as a singer, she opened for her father and even sang duets with him. She has also sung at jazz clubs, casinos, amphitheaters, and stadiums.
Antonia has released three albums, Natural (2010), Ordinary Girl (2012), and Embrace Me (2014).
Parents’ Failed Marriage
Antonia Bennett’s parents, Tony Bennett and Sandra Grant got married on December 29, 1971, in a private wedding ceremony. They first met in 1965 and soon started dating. After dating for six years, they got married.
Prior to their marriage, her father was married to Patricia Beech for around 17 years. They shared vows on February 12, 1951, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. They separated in 1964 and officially got divorced in 1971.
After divorcing her mother, Tony married Susan Marion Crow on June 21, 2007, and is living with her to date.
Has Two Half-Siblings
Antonia Bennett has two half elder brothers: Danny Andrea (D’Andrea) Bennett (b. 1954), and Daegal Angel (D’Angel or Dae) Bennett (b. 1955) from her father’s marriage with Patricia Beech.
Father Has Alzheimer’s
The 95-year-old singer, Tony Bennett is suffering from Alzheimer’s. As per his wife Susan, he started showing signs in 2015 as he couldn’t remember the names of musicians when on stage. A year later, Gayatri Devi, MD diagnosed him with Alzheimer’s.
He has been encouraged to continue his musical journey by his neurologist despite having a cognitive disorder. He had his last concert with Lady Gaga in late November 2021 and retired from touring. CBS aired the performance, One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!
Unfortunately, Tony Bennett died on July 21, 2023, at his home in New York City. He was 96. According to his family, he kept on singing until his last breath.
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