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Legendary crooner Tony Bennett -- whom Frank Sinatra famously called "the best singer in the business" -- was born Anthony Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, in New York City on Aug. 3, 1926.

The son of a grocer and a seamstress, Bennett was a talented singer in his youth and refined his vocal style as a singing waiter in Italian restaurants. By the 1950s, Tony Bennett was a bona fide pop star, and in the '60s, he ruled the adult contemporary charts with albums such as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," whose title track became Bennett's signature.

The rise of rock 'n' roll inevitably damaged Bennett's commercial appeal. But in the 1980s, he began a long comeback that culminated in 1994 with his appearance on "MTV Unplugged," which won the 68-year-old a Grammy for Album of the Year and set off a string of hit albums, concerts and television specials (two of which he won Emmys for) that lasted well into the next decade.

Tony Bennett in Analyze This

Analyze This

1999 R

Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this Golden Globe-nominated comedy from director Harold Ramis that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal) is given just days to resolve Vitti's emotional crisis and turn him into a happy, well-adjusted gangster.

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