25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett, 85, (Bennett's all-star album, Duets II, is out now) shares the 25 things you didn't know about him with Us Weekly.
1. I drove a car once as a teenager, got into an accident and never got behind the wheel again.
2. I played the prince in my first-grade production of Snow White.
3. I would like to kiss on the lips the person who invented pasta!
4. TCM is my favorite channel.
5. I watch Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune every night.
6. I never wear jeans.
7. I was at Buckingham Palace when it caught fire at the queen's 2002 Golden Jubilee.
8. I founded a high school in NYC's Queens that I named after my good friend Frank Sinatra.
9. I was on the track team in high school.
10. My favorite technology: the pencil.
11. I am learning how to sculpt.
12. I don't know how to lip-synch.
13. I would love to have an Italian meal with Sophia Loren.
14. I like to sketch on napkins and tablecloths at restaurants.
15. I love the beaches in Brazil.
16. The worst job I ever had was as an elevator operator. They fired me the first day.
17. My wife, Susan, and I vacation in Italy every summer.
18. I am a very good ice skater.
19. I only read nonfiction.
20. I don’t carry a cellphone.
21. I flew on the last Concorde flight, and it had to make an emergency landing.
22. I love my iPad.
23. I don't like spicy food.
24. The first time I heard Charlie Parker perform, I was so overcome with his greatness, I had to go into the alley and regurgitate.
25. I named my Maltese dog Happy the moment I saw her!