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Lady Gaga Surprises Tony Bennett With Cake for 89th Birthday

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By    |   Monday, 03 Aug 2015 09:19 AM

Lady Gaga surprised singing partner Tony Bennett on stage Saturday with a birthday cake, giving the crooner an early 89th birthday present during their tour's final show.

Lady Gaga and Bennett wrapped up their "Cheek to Cheek" tour at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A tall cake was wheeled out onstage as Lady Gaga sang "I'm Beginning to See the Light." She then led the concert audience in a version of "Happy Birthday" to Bennett, Entertainment Weekly reported.

"The two really do make quite the dazzling duo," wrote Cindy Clark of USA Today. "So when they hit Washington on Saturday night to perform the final concert of their sold-out, seven-month concert tour, Gaga wanted to do something special for him."

Bennett's birthday is on Monday. According to Entertainment Weekly, the cake was created by Duff Goldman's Charm City Cakes, the subject of the Food Network show "Ace of Cakes."

Lady Gaga gave those on social media a sneak peek of the cake ahead of Saturday's concert.



Bennett's studio album with Lady Gaga "Cheek to Cheek" shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 in September 2014, winning Bennett the record for the oldest person ever to reach No. 1 on the album charts, noted the New York Daily News.

"The record business is set up to go very contemporary all the time," Bennett told the Daily News. "I always thought that was foolish, because it's a bigger audience if you play to everybody instead of just one group."

Born Anthony Benedetto, Bennett finished a tour of duty in Europe during World War II and then attended the American Theatre Wing in Manhattan under the G.I. Bill of Rights.

The newspaper wrote that Bennett first caught the attention of Pearl Bailey and then Bob Hope, who saw him perform and gave him his stage name. He eventually signed with Columbia Records and had his first No. 1 in 1951, noted the Daily News, 35 years before Lady Gaga was born.

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