Perry Como was an award winning singer and television personality who was a native of America. He became one of the most popular and best-selling entertainers during a career which lasted over six decades. Como’s easy-going, relaxed style and baritone voice appealed to a wide audience. He was the recipient of several awards and has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Perry Como was born Pierino Ronald Como in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on May 18th 1912. Having worked for a time as a barber he began singing with orchestras and performing on radio shows during the 1930’s. He later pioneered the weekly musical variety television show. Como was one of the most commercially successful singers of his era. During his career he produced numerous hit records including ‘It’s Impossible’ in 1970.
Perry Como, award winning singer and television personality died at his home in Florida in the year 2001 On This Day.