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Perry Como

Background information
Birth name Pierino Ronald Como
Born May 18, 1912(1912-05-18)
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died May 12, 2001 (aged 88)
Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, U.S.
Genre(s) Easy Listening, Adult Contemporary, Popular Vocal, Pop, Big Band, Jazz, Latin, Swing, Country, Rock And Roll
Instrument(s) Vocalist
Years active 1933–1998
Label(s) Decca, RCA Victor

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912May 12, 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943. "Mr. C", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for RCA and also pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 447 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2099 × 2813 pixel, file size: 873 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) High resolution version from http://memory. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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A popular television performer and recording artist, Perry Como produced numerous hit records with record sales so high the label literally stopped counting at Como's behest. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world and his popularity seemingly had no geographical or language boundaries. He was equally at ease in live performance and in the confines of a recording studio. His appeal spanned generations and he was widely respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life. In the official RCA Records Billboard Magazine memorial, his life was summed up in these few words: "50 years of music and a life well lived. An example to all." A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ...


Well known American composer Ervin Drake said of him, " . . . occasionally someone like Perry comes along and won't 'go with the flow' and still prevails in spite of all the bankrupt others who surround him and importune him to yield to their values. Only occasionally." Ervin Drake (born April 3, 1919 in New York City) is an American songwriter. ...


Perry Como received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, and was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. ...

Contents

Personal life

Como, an Italian American, was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, the middle child of 13 children. He was a Roman Catholic. Although he always liked to sing, his first great ambition was to be the best barber in Canonsburg. After graduation from high school, he opened his own barber-shop. In 1933, he married his teenage sweetheart, Roselle Belline, whom he had met at a picnic in 1929 when he was just 17. They raised three children. In 1993, he was successfully treated for bladder cancer. Perry and Roselle remained married until her death in August 1998 at age 84. Como was reportedly devastated by her passing. An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Canonsburg is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A boy visiting a barber A barber (from the Latin barba, beard) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. ...


Professional singer

Perry Como and Superman
Perry Como and Superman

In 1933 Como joined Freddy Carlone's band in Ohio, and three years later moved up to Ted Weems' Orchestra and his first recording dates. Their first recording was a novelty tune called "You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes", recorded for the Decca Records label. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 415 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (511 × 738 pixel, file size: 72 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Superman and Perry Como This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 415 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (511 × 738 pixel, file size: 72 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Superman and Perry Como This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Wilfred Theodore (Ted) Weems (originally Wemyes) (26 September 1901 - 6 May 1963) was a United States bandleader and musician. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


In 1942 Weems dissolved his band, and Como went on to CBS, where he sang for a couple of years without any conspicuous success. By this time the erstwhile barber had decided to return to Canonsburg, his family, and his barbering. Just as he was about to abandon his singing career once and for all, two NBC producers stepped in, returning him to show business for the NBC radio program Chesterfield Supper Club. Later he became a very successful performer in theater and nightclub engagements. This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about the television network. ... Chesterfield Supper Club was an NBC musical variety radio program (1944-50) and was also broadcast as a television program (1948-50). ...


In 1945, Como recorded the pop ballad "Till the End of Time" (based on Chopin's "Heroic Polonaise"), which marked the beginning of a highly successful career. Como was the first artist to have ten records sell more than one million copies. Similarly, his television show achieved a much higher rating than that of any other vocalist to date. Chopin redirects here. ... The Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. ...


Como had, according to Joel Whitburn's compilations of the U.S. Pop Charts, fourteen U.S. #1 singles: "Till The End Of Time" (1945); "Prisoner of Love" (1946); "Surrender" (1946); "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba" (1947); "A - You're Adorable" (1949); "Some Enchanted Evening" (1949); "Hoop-De-Doo" (1950); "If" (1951); "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" (1952); "No Other Love" (1953); "Wanted" (1954); "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" (1956); "Round And Round" (1957); and "Catch A Falling Star" (1957).


On March 14, 1958, the RIAA certified Como's hit single, "Catch A Falling Star" as its first ever Gold Record. Como won the 1958 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, male for "Catch a Falling Star." His final Top 40 hit was a cover of Don McLean's "And I Love You So", recorded in 1973. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... The RIAA Logo. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1959 to 1968. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ...


He recorded many albums of songs for the RCA Victor label between 1952 and 1987, and is credited with numerous gold records. Como had so many recordings achieve gold-record status that he refused to have many of them certified. It was this characteristic which made him so different from his peers, and which endeared him to legions of fans throughout the world. Over the decades, Como is reported to have sold millions of records, but he commonly suppressed these figures. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


By the 1980s, the atmosphere of recording had changed dramatically from his early days at RCA Victor. Como's recording sessions had previously been filled with laughter and joy. In his 1959 recording of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", listeners with headphones can hear him burst into laughter during one orchestra passage. But in later years, the sessions deteriorated into much more sombre occasions. For this reason, he walked away from his final studio-produced recordings in the early 1980s. He returned to record a final album for RCA with his trusted friend and associate Nick Perito in 1987. His recording of "The Wind Beneath My Wings" was almost autobiographical, a fitting end to a long and successful recording career. Como recorded only once more, in 1994, privately, for his well-known Christmas Concert in Ireland. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


Como received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and...


Perry Como was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2007.


Vocal characteristics

Perry Como modelled his voice and style after Bing Crosby as most male singers of the 1930s and 1940s did. Perry Como's voice is widely known for its good-natured vocal acrobatics as portrayed in his highly popular novelty songs such as "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)". But there was another side to Perry Como described by music critic Gene Lees in his sleeve note to Como's 1968 album "Look To Your Heart": Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Despite his immense popularity, Como is rarely given credit for what, once you stop and think of it, he so clearly is: one of the great singers and one of the great artists of our time. Perhaps the reason people rarely talk about his formidable attributes as a singer is that he makes so little fuss about them. That celebrated ease of his has been too little understood. Ease in any art is the result of mastery over the details of the craft. You get them together to the point where you can forget about how you do things and concentrate on what you are doing. Como got them together so completely that the muscles don’t even show. It seems effortless, but a good deal of effort has gone into making it seem so. Como is known to be meticulous about rehearsal of the material for an album. He tries things out in different keys, gives the song thought, makes suggestions, tries it again, and again, until he is satisfied. The hidden work makes him look like Mr. Casual, and too many people are taken in by it — but happily so. I have of necessity given a good deal of thought and study to the art of singing, and Como's work consistently astonishes me. He is a fantastic technician. Listen in this album to the perfection of his intonation, the beauty of the sound he produces, the constant comfortable breath control. And take notice of his high notes. Laymen are often impressed by the high note you can hear for five blocks. Professionals know that it is far more difficult to hit a high note quietly. Como lights on a C or D at the top of a tune as softly as a bird on a branch, not even shaking it. And then there's his phrasing. A number of our best singers phrase well. The usual technique is to rethink the lyrics of a song to see how they would come out if you were saying them, and then approximate in singing the normal speech inflections and rhythms. This often involves altering the melody, but it is a legitimate practice and when done well can be quite striking. But Como is beyond that. He apparently does not find it necessary to change the melodic line in order to infuse a song with emotion. A great jazz trumpeter once told me, "After fifteen years of playing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the hardest thing to do is to play melody, play it straight and get feeling into it." Como has been doing this from the beginning. Stylistically, he comes out of the Bing Crosby-Russ Colombo school. That was all a long time ago. Como has been his own man for many years now. He sounds like nobody else. And nobody sounds like him, either. He is hard to imitate precisely because his work is so free of tricks and gimmicks. There are no mannerisms for another singer to pick up from him. All one can do is try to sing as well and as honestly as Como, and any singer who does that will end up sounding like himself, not Como. Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo, January 14, 1908-September 1, 1934, better known by the name, Russ Columbo, was an American singer, violinist and actor, most famous for his signature tune, Some Call It Madness, But I Call It Love, and the legend surrounding his early death. ...

Perry Como's greatest hit was "Till The End Of Time."[citation needed] Till the End of Time is a popular song. ...


Television

Perry Como made the move to television when NBC televised the Chesterfield Supper Club radio program on December 24, 1948. In 1950, he moved to CBS and the show's title was changed to The Perry Como Show. Como hosted this 15 minute musical variety series on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, immediately following the CBS Television News. The Faye Emerson Show was broadcast in the same time slot on Tuesday and Thursday. is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Perry Como (born Pierino Ronald Como, May 18, 1912 - May 12, 2001) was an United States crooner during the last half of the 20th century. ... CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ...


Como's 15-minute television show continued through the early 1950s until he moved back to NBC in 1955 on Saturdays, extended to an hour long. On September 15, 1956, the season premiere of The Perry Como Show was broadcast from NBC's new color television studios at the New York Ziegfeld Theatre, making it one of the first weekly color TV shows. In 1959, Como moved to Wednesday night, hosting the Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall for the next five years. A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... The Ziegfeld Theatre was a Broadway theatre formerly located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and 54th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... Kraft Music Hall was an umbrella title for several television series aired by NBC in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s in the musical variety genre, sponsored by Kraft, the producers of a well-known line of cheeses and related products. ...


Como became the highest-paid performer in the history of television to that date, earning mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. Prior to this, Como competed with Jackie Gleason in what was billed the "Battle of the Giants", and won. This is now rarely mentioned, in part because Como commonly played down his own achievements. The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ...


Como had numerous Christmas television specials, beginning on Christmas Eve 1948, and continuing to 1994, when his final Christmas special was recorded in Ireland. After his weekly TV series ended in 1963, Como's television specials became bi-monthly, then monthly, and were finally limited to seasonal specials celebrating Easter, Spring, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, ending in 1987. They were recorded from many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Rome, Austria, France, and many locations throughout North America. Como's Christmas concert in Ireland was his final special, and the last of his commercial recordings. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Nativity of the Lord redirects here. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Christian festival. ... Spring is one of the four temperate seasons. ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


A farewell concert from Ireland

In January 1994, Como travelled to Dublin, Ireland, for what would be an auspicious moment in his long career of more than sixty years. 1993 would have marked his fiftieth anniversary with the RCA Victor label as well as his forty-fifth year of television specials celebrating Christmas and its importance throughout the world to people of all faiths. Como's Irish Christmas was produced for the American PBS public television system and despite Como looking aged and unwell, has been re-broadcast annually since 1994. At the show's conclusion, Como apologized to his Dublin audience for a performance he felt was not up to his usual standards. For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


Death

Como died quietly in his sleep on May 12, 2001 at his home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, six days before his eighty-ninth birthday. He was reported to have suffered from symptoms of Alzheimer's disease during the final two years of his life. [1] His Funeral Mass took place at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida. is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Jupiter Inlet Colony is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. ... For other uses, see Funeral (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Mass, see Mass (disambiguation). ... Palm Beach is the name of several places: Palm Beach, New South Wales is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Trivia

Singing statue of Perry Como in downtown Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Singing statue of Perry Como in downtown Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Perry Como's birthplace of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania is also the birth place of popular singer Bobby Vinton. Vinton always claimed to be from Pittsburgh, while Como always said he was from Canonsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Canonsburg erected a statue of Como in the middle of town on a base that reads, "To this place God has brought me." Perry Como was never able to see the statue before his death. The statue "sings" by playing recordings of Como's music.
  • If you visit downtown Gettysburg, you will see two statues on the sidewalk in front of the hotel where Lincoln stayed the night before he gave the Gettysburg Address. One is of Lincoln with his left arm raised, using his stove-pipe hat to point to the window of the room he stayed in. His right hand is on the arm of a "tourist", as if he's showing the tourist the room. The statue of the tourist is of Perry Como in his famous cardigan sweater.
  • The comedy show SCTV featured a popular sketch with Eugene Levy as "Perry Como: Still Alive!" in which the singer was portrayed as so laid-back that he sang while lying down. The sketch became well enough known to have been mentioned in obituaries, which reported that Como had been greatly amused by it.
  • Perry Como himself is a seventh son of a seventh son.
  • Como's sugary Christmas track "Christmas Dream", complete with warm lyrics and charming German schoolchildren as the chorus, was used in the holocaust / Nazi-pursuit film The Odessa File, forming a memorably ironic, bitter and satirical introduction to the film as Jon Voight drives through a modern brightly lit Hamburg at Christmas.
  • Como was also referenced on the animated show The Angry Beavers. In the episode The Mom from U.N.C.L.E. Norbert and Daggett's mother says they look "strong and handsome, just like Perry Como.".
  • In The Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life", Dan Hollis receives a Perry Como album as a surprise birthday present. His inability to play the album at his leisure becomes the catalyst for his breakdown and tragic rebellion against little Anthony Fremont (Billy Mumy), who dislikes any singers' voices ("No singing while the music's playin'!").
  • Como is mentioned in the third sketch of the 48th show of the second season of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (also featuring Wailing Whale episodes 5 & 6), which was first released on May 13, 1961.
  • In 2007 Perry Como was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

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Long Play Albums ~ RCA Victor 10"

  • 1951 Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music
  • 1952 TV Favorites
  • 1952 A Sentimental Date with Perry
  • 1952 Supper Club Favorites
  • 1953 Hits from Broadway Shows
  • 1953 Around the Christmas Tree
  • 1953 I Believe ~ Songs of All Faiths Sung by Perry Como
  • 1954 Como's Golden Records

Long Play Albums ~ RCA Victor 12"

  • 1955 So Smooth
  • 1956 I Believe
  • 1956 Relaxing with Perry Como
  • 1956 Perry Como Sings Hits from Broadway Shows
  • 1956 A Sentimental Date with Perry Como
  • 1956 Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music
  • 1957 We Get Letters
  • 1958 Saturday Night With Mr. C
  • 1958 When You Come To The End Of The Day
  • 1958 Como's Golden Records
  • 1959 Como Swings
  • 1959 Seasons Greetings From Perry Como
  • 1961 For The Young At Heart
  • 1961 Sing to Me, Mr. C
  • 1962 By Request
  • 1962 The Best Of Irving Berlin's Songs From Mr. President
  • 1963 Perry at His Best
  • 1963 The Songs I Love
  • 1965 The Scene Changes ~ Perry Goes to Nashville
  • 1966 Lightly Latin
  • 1966 Perry Como In Italy
  • 1968 The Perry Como Christmas Album
  • 1968 Look to Your Heart
  • 1969 Seattle
  • 1970 Perry Como In Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
  • 1970 This is Perry Como
  • 1970 It's Impossible
  • 1971 I Think of You
  • 1972 This is Perry Como Vol. 2
  • 1973 And I Love You So
  • 1974 Perry ~ The Way We Were
  • 1975 Just Out Of Reach
  • 1976 Perry Como: A Legendary Performer
  • 1977 The Best Of British
  • 1978 Where You're Concerned
  • 1980 Perry Como ~ The Colors of My Life
  • 1981 Perry Como: Live On Tour
  • 1982 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever
  • 1983 So It Goes ~ Goodbye For Now
  • 1987 Perry Como Today ~ The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • 1993 Yesterday & Today: A Celebration In Song (RCA Victor Box Set)

Long Play Albums ~ RCA Camden 12"

  • 1957 Dream Along With Me
  • 1958 Perry Como Sings Just For You
  • 1959 Perry Como's Wednesday Night Music Hall
  • 1960 Dreamer's Holiday
  • 1961 Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music
  • 1962 Make Someone Happy
  • 1963 An Evening With Perry Como
  • 1964 Love Makes The World Go 'Round
  • 1965 Somebody Loves Me
  • 1966 No Other Love
  • 1967 Hello Young Lovers
  • 1968 You Are Never Far Away
  • 1969 The Lord's Prayer
  • 1970 Easy Listening
  • 1971 Door Of Dreams
  • 1972 The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • 1973 Dream On Little Dreamer
  • 1974 The Sweetest Sounds

Selected Compilation Albums

  • 1953 Perry Como Sings ~ Evergreens By Perry Como
  • 1975 The First Thirty Years
  • 1975 Perry Como - Superstar
  • 1975 Perry Como ~ Napoleon NLP-11090
  • 1976 This Is Perry Como ~ For The US Army Reserve
  • 1979 1940-41 Broadcast Recordings (Ted Weems & His Orchestra Featuring Perry Como And Elmo Tanner)
  • 1981 Young Perry Como
  • 1982 Collector's Items
  • 1983 Christmas With Perry Como
  • 1984 The Young Perry Como With Ted Weems & His Orchestra (1936-1941)
  • 1984 Perry Como ~ Book Of The Month Club Box Set
  • 1984 Crosby & Como ~ A Limited Collector's Edition
  • 1986 The Best Of Times
  • 1988 Jukebox Baby
  • 1995 World Of Dreams ~ A Collection Of Rarities & Collectors Items
  • 1995 The Perry Como Shows: 1943 ~ Volume 1
  • 1995 The Perry Como Shows: 1943 ~ Volume 2
  • 1995 The Perry Como Shows: 1943 ~ Volume 3
  • 1997 Perry Como: V-Disc Armed Forces Program ~ A Musical Contribution By America's Best For Our Armed Forces Overseas
  • 1998 The Long Lost Hits Of Perry Como
  • 1998 Perry-Go-Round
  • 1999 The Essential 60's Singles Collection
  • 1999 Greatest Hits
  • 1999 I Want To Thank You Folks
  • 1999 Class Will Tell ~ Perry Como With Ted Weems & His Orchestra
  • 1999 Greatest Christmas Songs
  • 2000 The Very Best Of Perry Como (BMG)
  • 2001 Perry Como Sings Songs Of Faith & Inspiration (Buddha Records ~ Special Limited Edition - 2 CD Set)
  • 2001 A Perry Como Christmas
  • 2001 RCA: 100 Years Of Music ~ Perry Como With The Fontane Sisters
  • 2006 Juke Box Baby (Compilation)
  • 2006 One More Time ~ Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters

Final Recordings

  • 1994 Perry Como's Irish Christmas ~ Perry Como's Christmas Concert

Radio

  • Columbia Presents Como (1943)
  • The Perry Como Chesterfield Supper Club (1944-1950)
  • The Perry Como Chesterfield Show (1950-1955)

Television ~ Host

  • The Perry Como Chesterfield Supper Club (1948-1950)
  • The Perry Como Chesterfield Show (1950-1955)
  • The Perry Como Show (1955-1959)
  • Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1959-1967)
  • Perry Como Comes To London (1960)
  • The Perry Como Holiday Special (1967)
  • Perry Como Special - In Hollywood (1968)
  • Christmas At The Hollywood Palace (1969)
  • The Many Moods Of Perry Como (1970)
  • Perry Como - In Person (1971)
  • Perry Como's Winter Show (1971)
  • The Perry Como Winter Show (1972)
  • Cole Porter In Paris (1973)
  • The Perry Como Winter Show (1973)
  • The Perry Como Sunshine Show (1974)
  • Perry Como's Summer of '74 (1974)
  • Perry Como's Christmas Show (1974)
  • Como Country: Perry And His Nashville Friends (1975)
  • Perry Como's Springtime Special (1975)
  • Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday (1975)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Mexico (1975)
  • Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday (1976)
  • Perry Como's Spring In New Orleans (1976)
  • Perry Como: Las Vegas Style (1976)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Austria (1976)
  • Perry Como's Music From Hollywood (1977)
  • Perry Como's Olde Englishe Christmas (1977)
  • Perry Como's Easter By The Sea (1978)
  • Perry Como's Early American Christmas (1978)
  • Perry Como's Springtime Special (1979)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In New Mexico (1979)
  • Perry Como's Bahamas Holiday (1980)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In The Holy Land (1980)
  • Perry Como's Spring In San Francisco (1981)
  • Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas (1981)
  • Perry Como's Easter In Guadalajara (1982)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Paris (1982)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In New York (1983)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In England (1984)
  • Perry Como's Christmas In Hawaii (1985)
  • The Perry Como Christmas Special (1986)
  • Perry Como's Irish Christmas (1994)

Television ~ Guest - Guest Host - Cameo Appearance - Documentary

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Filmography - Including Shorts

  • Something To Shout About (1943) ~ Possible Cameo (Not Yet Confirmed)
  • Something for the Boys (1944)
  • Doll Face (1945)
  • March of Time (1945)
  • If I'm Lucky (1946)
  • Words and Music (1948)
  • Tobaccoland on Parade (1950)
  • The Fifth Freedom (1951)

Words and Music was the title of a 1948 movie based on the lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. ...

Round and Round

Como's hit song was adapted for a Ballantine beer commercial, centering on the three rings that symbolized the product. Ballantine was an American brewery, founded by Peter Ballantine who was born in Scotland in 1781. ...


The original song begins this way:

Find a wheel and it goes round, round, round
As it skims along with a happy sound
As it goes along the ground, ground, ground
Till it leads you to the one you love.

The advertisement:

Take a ring and add another ring
And then another ring and then you've got three rings
Ballantine and now it's premium
It's a very special glass of beer.

See also

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References

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Como was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh.
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