Susan Crow is known for being the third wife of the legendary singer, Tony Bennett.
Crow was born on September 9, 1966, to Daryl and Marion Crow in San Francisco, California. She relocated to New York City to attend Fordham University and Columbia University and went on to become a teacher.
Married Life with Tony Bennett
The 54-year-old Susan Crow is in a longtime marital relationship with Tony Bennett who is 40 years older than her.
Tony met his future wife even before she was born. The singer met Susan’s father and pregnant mother during a meet and greet back in 1966.
As fate would have it, [Susan’s mother, Marion] was pregnant at the time with … Susan! It’s a photo we all laugh about, knowing the incredible turn of events that followed.Tony Bennett in his 2016 book, The Good Life.
They met again, this time, Susan was all grown up, at the backstage of one of his shows, Shadow of Your Smile. She was the Fan Club President in the Bay area. The pair started dating in 1985 when Susan was 19 and Tony was 58.
I not only agreed to say hello to her backstage but asked her to be my date for the evening. That’s how it all really began.
After 20 years of dating, they walked down the aisle in 2007 in an intimate ceremony in New York’s City Hall.
Husband’s Previous Relationships
Susan Crow’s husband, Tony has married twice in the past. Firstly, her husband was married to Patricia Beech on February 12, 1951, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. However, after 14 years of marriage, they separated in 1965 and got divorced in 1971.
The same year, he tied the knot with aspiring actress Sandra Grant. They welcomed two kids and relocated to Los Angeles.
During his time in LA, Tony’s life was full of parties, booze, and drugs. He almost died after falling unconscious in a bath. Fortunately, Sandra pulled him out and resuscitated him. Sandra and Tony broke up after the incident.
Step-Mother of Four
Susan and Tony have not shared kids together but she is a stepmother to four children from her husband’s previous marriage.
From his marriage with Patricia, Tony has two sons, Danny Andrea (D’Andrea) and Daegal Angel (Dae / D’Angel) Bennett. With his second wife, Sandra, he has two daughters: Joanna and Antonia Bennett born in 1969 and 1974.
Prior to meeting Tony Bennett, Susan Crow was a social studies teacher. She is now a philanthropist.
In 1999, she and Tony co-founded the Exploring the Arts (ETA) charity organization to help public schools study arts. She became the Board President of the organization and to date, ETA has been able to help more than 17 schools throughout NYC and LA.
In September 2001, Sandra and her husband founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in the singer’s hometown, Queens, New York City.
Prior to all this, she worked as an administrative assistant for Merrill Lynch. She had even launched Creative Artists Management before she began her teaching career.
Husband Has Alzheimer’s Disease
Tony Bennett, 95, is suffering from Alzheimer’s. His wife, Susan revealed that he started showing signs in 2015 when the singer complained about being unable to remember the musicians’ names onstage. After a year in 2016, Gayatri Devi, M.D., a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital diagnosed him with Alzheimer’s.
I’ve been humbled by the level of devotion,” Devi told me. “She also expects a lot from him. I think her background as a teacher helps, but she’s also very much in love with him. And he rises to her expectations.Gayatri Devi M.D. on Susan taking care of Tony!
While discussing her husband’s Alzheimer’s with AARP, Susan revealed that Tony doesn’t know what Alzheimer’s is. She would explain it to him but “he wouldn’t get it.”
Singing is everything to him. Everything. It has saved his life many times. Many times. Through divorces and things. If he ever stops singing, that’s when we’ll know.
Although the singer has Alzheimer’s, he still recognizes his wife and children. But, he doesn’t know he has the disease.
Hopefully he’ll just go to sleep one night and that will be that. I’m hoping and praying that he won’t take a turn for the worse that’s really crazy bad.
Husband’s Last Performance with Lady Gaga
Susan Crow’s husband, Tony Bennett, who is 95, had his final performance, One Last Time with Lady Gaga on November 28, 2021, at Radio City Music Hall. The show aired on CBS and Paramount+.
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