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Perry Como

  • Original Name Pierino Ronald
  • Birth 18 May 1912 Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 12 May 2001 Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 22303

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22303
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Perry Como (18 May 1912–12 May 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22303, citing Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .