Perry Como

Perry Como



Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century, he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years after signing with the label in 1943.[1] "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, 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.[2][3][4] His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world.[5][6] Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como released numerous hit records from the 1940s through the 1970s.[7] Como's appeal spanned generations and he was universally respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life.



Doll Face
Doll Face is a 1945 American film directed by Lewis Seiler starring Vivian Blaine as "Doll Face" Carroll.
On the Radio – The Perry Como Shows 1943
After Perry Como left the Ted Weems Orchestra in late 1942, he returned to his home in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania with the idea of going back to his barbering profession.
If I'm Lucky
If I'm Lucky is a 1946 American musical comedy film directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Vivian Blaine, Perry Como, Phil Silvers and Carmen Miranda in the leading roles.
Saturday Night with Mr. C
Saturday Night with Mr.

Photos - Perry Como234

People Photographed at Perry Como Events1

Popular Albums65

Album Appearances & References5

Popular Live Albums2

Popular Songs7

Song Appearances & References57


Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows9

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers90

Other Music-Related Relationships9

Awards & Nominations6

You May Also Be Interested In32


Spotify - Albums & Singles180


Spotify - Appears On4


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles19

EYE ON THE ARTS: Holiday Pops not to be missed
  –  November 26, 2017
“When we came up with the idea, we just wanted something with the simple premise of recalling the days of Perry Como and Andy Williams,” Casey says. Over the years, it has not only been the songs and original vocal arrangements that have been popular ...
Holiday TV guide: Movies, cartoons, music and 'Christmas Story' marathons
  –  November 24, 2017
10 p.m. Dec. 21); Perry Como (8 p.m. Dec. 5); Mac Davis (10 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 p.m. Dec. 24). - “Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic,” 8 p.m. Dec . 1, CW. - “Great Christmas Lights Fight,” 8 and 9 p.m., Dec. 4, 11 and 18, ABC. We meet families that ...
Charles Manson’s Failed Attempt to Become a Rock ’n’ Roll Star
  –  November 23, 2017
The crazy thing is, Manson was not even a fan of the Beatles. He stated in some of his interviews that he preferred Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Frankie Laine. For better or for worse, the beast never found musical success in his time as a free man.
‘You Can’t Take it With You,’ by Tia S. Levings (adult)
  –  November 23, 2017
Ma’s glowed. Christine’s pale face fell like another layer of snow. She gave a feeble, thin sigh but the bearded bar tender brought in dinner and Perry Como sang, “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays.” This is the story of three wise ...
2017 Holiday Music Guide
  –  November 23, 2017
This box set has it all from Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” to Perry Como’s “Its Beginning to Look a Lost Like Christmas” to Louis Armstrong’s “Cool Yule.” Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Mario Lanza ...
Bigger, badder
  –  November 22, 2017
Bing Crosby and Perry Como gave way to Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Virgin brides gave way to the morning-after pills. In turn, entertainment morphed into an age where solo singing is incidental to collective showmanship, film dialog is incidental to ...
The Surprising Stories Behind the Manson Murders
  –  November 21, 2017
As a result, some of them developed permanent squints. According to The New York Times, Manson learned how to play guitar in prison, and loved Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He also named his movement — intended to incite an apocalyptic race war ...
Looking Back
  –  November 21, 2017
1992: When Perry Como croons hits like "It's Impossible" and "I Love You So" at the Knickerbocker Arena next month, he'll also be aiding nuns who lost their convent last June. A portion of the proceeds from Como's Holiday Show will be donated to the ...
Remembering classic local eateries | Glover
  –  November 19, 2017
In our neighborhood, the term "pizza" was unknown. I remember sitting in the dining booth and admiring autographed photographs of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Vic Damone, and enough celebrities to cover both walls of the place, each commenting on the quality ...
The Recording Industry Association of America awards first Gold Record to Perry Como for “Catch A Falling Star”
  –  November 19, 2017
On March 14, 1958, the RIAA awarded its first official Gold Record to Perry Como for his smash-hit single “Catch A Falling Star.” Those who’ve been conditioned to believe that rock and roll wiped out everything in its path on its way toward ...
Holidays Past Come to Life at Heinz History Center
  –  November 17, 2017
The entranceway will be decorated to the nines with giant, 4-foot diameter Christmas ornaments, snowflakes and the sounds of Christmas (including Pittsburgh performers such as Perry Como) filling the air. Next is the Downtown Experience, with items from ...
Midlife crooner crisis: TV's easy listening singers rated, from Bradley Walsh to Jason Manford
  –  November 16, 2017
Manford, 36, landed his record deal after a YouTube clip of him duetting on it with Alfie Boe went viral. Low point: It’s Impossible by Perry Como, which whiffs of naff Seventies dinner party. Vol-au-vent? Who’s it for? Lovers of musical theatre who ...
Cheers to 'Plaid Tidings' at Jewel Box
  –  November 16, 2017
In the sequel, “Plaid Tidings,” once again these four vocalists return to Earth to realize the second part of their dream — a Christmas special much like those television specials showcasing the talents of their idol, Perry Como. Initially ...
Life at the Top for 66 Years
  –  November 16, 2017
He is a pure singer. These stylists used to be called crooners. We still remember them: Bing Crosby and the Italians – Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Frankie Laine, and Dean Martin – plus Nat “King” Cole. But what makes Bennett truly unique is that his ...
My 2 Cents: Try a new Christmas album this year
  –  November 16, 2017
The Christmas albums of Perry Como, Nat "King" Cole and Dean Martin are a cherished harbinger of the holiday season, usually beginning around Thanksgiving, but may I suggest an alternative? Canadian singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman released his Christmas ...
Mr. Music: Elvis Presley or Giuseppe Verdi?
  –  November 16, 2017
Composer of this 17th century French tune is unknown. "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (Perry Como, 1946): Based on Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu" "I'm So Glad" (Deep Purple, 1968): Based on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Sea and Sinbad's Ship" from his ...
‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Producer Talks Delivering Memorable Music After “Let It Go” [Interview]
  –  November 15, 2017
Can you elaborate and tell me what some of those were? One of my favorites was, they literally looked at every Christmas television special that had ever happened, going back to Perry Como specials and Osmond specials, and Bing Crosby specials. So they ...
Hip Hop Named as the Most Popular Music Genre in the US
  –  November 15, 2017
It was hard enough listening to Elvis instead of Frank Sinatra or Perry Como, but this new genre would be beyond the scope of what they could understand. Still, they probably would be thrilled that something finally came along to outshine that evil rock-n ...
Tasmanian Liberals' 'ageist' Photoshop electoral sledge condemned by seniors' group
  –  October 30, 2017
A Liberal Party sledge at a political candidate's age, which included Photoshopping comfortable slippers and a Perry Como album into a picture, has been described as blatantly ageist by the peak body for older Tasmanians. The Tasmanian Liberals have taken ...