Perry Como Overview:

Actor, Perry Como, was born Pierino Ronald Como on May 18, 1912 in Canonsburg, PA. Como died at the age of 89 on May 12, 2001 in Jupiter Inlet Colony, FL .



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Television. In addition, Como was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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Days after his death, columnist William F. Buckley wrote a column describing a past act of Como kindness when he gave Buckley's mother a jeweled brooch of his (when she needed a pin to repair an outfit) on board a plane. [May 2001]

One of the most popular male vocalists of all time, his list of hit records, over a 30 year period, is testament to his durability. His many hits include: "Till the End of Time," "Temptation," "Prisoner of Love," "Because," "When You Were Sweet Sixteen," "Wanted," "No Other Love," "Hot Diggety," "(There's No Place Like) Home For the Holidays," "Round and Round," "Catch a Falling Star," "Delaware," "Seattle," "It's Impossible" and "And I Love You So."

Performed at a 10 cent a dance club in Pittsburgh called "The Grove" in the early 1930s. He did not have a car to get to work, so he traveled to work on a trolley every day.

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