|Born||May 18, 1912
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 12, 2001
Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Easy Listening, Adult Contemporary, Popular Vocal, Pop, Big Band, Jazz, Latin, Swing, Country, Rock and Roll, Faith and Inspirational|
|Labels||Decca, RCA Victor|
Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer. He was born to Italian parents in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He hosted a television show The Perry Como Show in the 1950s and 1960s. Como gave credit to Bing Crosby for his singing style. The Kennedy Center honored Como in 1987.
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