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Perry Como

  • Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Birthday: May 18
Date of passing: 
May 12, 2001

Perry Como was an American singer and television personality.

During a career spanning more than half a century, Como sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a musical variety television show.

Como was seen weekly on television from 1948 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program monthly until 1967.

His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world.

Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como released numerous hit records from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Perry Como was an American singer and television personality.

During a career spanning more than half a century, Como sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a musical variety television show.

Como was seen weekly on television from 1948 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program monthly until 1967.

His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world.

Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como released numerous hit records from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Como's appeal spanned generations and he was universally respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life.

Perry Como was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Perry Como

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