Perry Como

American singer, actor, television personality (1912-2001)

Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer. He was born to Italian parents in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He hosted a television show The Perry Como Show in the 1950s and 1960s.[1] Como gave credit to Bing Crosby for his singing style.[2] The Kennedy Center honored Como in 1987.[3]

Perry Como
Background information
Birth namePierino Ronald Como
Born(1912-05-18)May 18, 1912
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 12, 2001(2001-05-12) (aged 88)
Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, U.S.
GenresEasy Listening, Adult Contemporary, Popular Vocal, Pop, Big Band, Jazz, Latin, Swing, Country, Rock and Roll, Faith and Inspirational
Years active1933–1998
LabelsDecca, RCA Victor


  1. " – Entertainment – Singer Perry Como dead at 88 – May 12, 2001". Archived from the original on 2006-02-11. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  2. Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854. Cassette 1, side B.
  3. "List of Kennedy Center Honorees". Retrieved 2010-01-07.

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