25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Tony Bennett

Entertainment Sep. 19, 2011 AT 10:44AM
25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Tony Bennett Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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