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Perry Como
Birth: May 18, 1912
Canonsburg
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 12, 2001
Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Singer, Actor. Helped pioneer variety shows on the new medium of television in the 1950s. He worked as a barber before he left that profession in the 1930s to sing with big bands. He had 14 singles that made it to No. 1 and sold more than 100 million albums. He had more than 20 gold records in his career and was probably best known for the tune "And I Love You So." In 1958 he won a Grammy Award as best male singer for the hit "Catch a Falling Star." His television career spanned 20 years where he won 5 Emmy awards and was best known for his Christmas specials. 
 
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 Parents:
  Pietro Como (1877 - 1945)
  Lucia Travaglini Como (1883 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Roselle B. Como (1914 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Died in his sleep from complications of alzheimers
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Tequesta
Martin County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22303
Perry Como
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Perry Como
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Perry Como
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enjoy your music at christmas time. you are missed.
- Bettina
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014

- ITALY64
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
'Sing to me, Mr. C., sing to me.' Find comfort in heavenly sleep
- Sue Gartman
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
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