Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (; May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer, actor 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. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. 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."
Como received five Emmys from 1955 to 1959, a Christopher Award (1956) and shared a Peabody Award with good friend Jackie Gleason in 1956. He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1990 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1987. Posthumously, Como received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002; he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. He has the distinction of having three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and music.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 18th, 1912 (Canonsburg), Died May 12th, 2001 (Jupiter Inlet Colony)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||63319||10-in.||2/22/1938||Goodnight, sweet dreams, goodnight||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||63320||10-in.||2/22/1938||A gypsy told me||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||63322||10-in.||2/22/1938||What are you doing the rest of your life?||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||63323||10-in.||2/22/1938||Sunday in the park||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||63324||10-in.||2/22/1938||Three shif'less skunks||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||63325||10-in.||2/23/1938||In my little red book||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||63327||10-in.||2/23/1938||A shack in the back of the hills||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||65162||10-in.||3/10/1939||Ad-de-day||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||65168||10-in.||3/10/1939||Class will tell||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||66717||10-in.||10/4/1939||Goody goodbye||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||66718||10-in.||10/4/1939||Two blind loves||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||66722||10-in.||10/4/1939||That old gang of mine||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||66725||10-in.||10/5/1939||I wonder who's kissing her now||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||66726||10-in.||10/5/1939||On the island of Catalina||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||68627||10-in.||1/27/1941||May I never love again||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||68631||10-in.||1/28/1941||Rose of the Rockies-1||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||68632||10-in.||1/28/1941||It all comes back to me now||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90728||10-in.||5/15/1936||Lazy weather||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90729||10-in.||5/15/1936||You can't pull the wool over my eyes||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90817||10-in.||8/6/1936||Until today||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90893||10-in.||9/27/1936||Picture me without you||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90894||10-in.||9/27/1936||(Trouble ends) Out where the blue begins||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90895||10-in.||9/27/1936||Rainbow on the river||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||C 90896||10-in.||9/27/1936||Darling, not without you||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||DLA 1441||10-in.||8/23/1938||The cute little hat-check girl||Ted Weems Orchestra||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Como, Perry," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105480.
Como, Perry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105480.
"Como, Perry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 December 2020.
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