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Also Known As: Pierino Roland Como Died: May 12, 2001
Born: May 18, 1912 Cause of Death: Alzheimer's Disease
Birth Place: CanonsburgUSA Profession: singer, actor, trombone player, barber

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Perry Como made quite a career on the small screen and even won an Emmy to show for it. Como's earliest roles were in film, including "Something For the Boys" (1944), the Vivian Blaine adaptation "Doll Face" (1946) and "If I'm Lucky" (1946). He also appeared in "Words and Music" (1948). Como acted in many roles at this time and created music for "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) with Paul Newman and the Jon Voight thriller "The Odessa File" (1974). Como won a Best Performance By an Actor (Continuing Character) In Primetime Emmy Award for "The Perry Como Show" in 1959. Como was nominated for an Outstanding Performance In a Variety or Musical Program Primetime Emmy Award for "The Kraft Music Hall" in 1962 as well as for a Best Continuing Performance (Male) In a Series By a Primetime Emmy Award for "The Perry Como Show" in 1958. In the eighties, Como devoted his time to various credits, such as "Raging Bull" (1980) starring Robert De Niro, "Cat People" with Nastassja Kinski (1982), "Entre Nous" (1983) and the Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker box office smash "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987). Como continued to exercise his talent in the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Malcolm X" (1992)...

Perry Como made quite a career on the small screen and even won an Emmy to show for it. Como's earliest roles were in film, including "Something For the Boys" (1944), the Vivian Blaine adaptation "Doll Face" (1946) and "If I'm Lucky" (1946). He also appeared in "Words and Music" (1948). Como acted in many roles at this time and created music for "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) with Paul Newman and the Jon Voight thriller "The Odessa File" (1974). Como won a Best Performance By an Actor (Continuing Character) In Primetime Emmy Award for "The Perry Como Show" in 1959. Como was nominated for an Outstanding Performance In a Variety or Musical Program Primetime Emmy Award for "The Kraft Music Hall" in 1962 as well as for a Best Continuing Performance (Male) In a Series By a Primetime Emmy Award for "The Perry Como Show" in 1958. In the eighties, Como devoted his time to various credits, such as "Raging Bull" (1980) starring Robert De Niro, "Cat People" with Nastassja Kinski (1982), "Entre Nous" (1983) and the Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker box office smash "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987). Como continued to exercise his talent in the nineties, taking on a mix of projects like "Malcolm X" (1992) starring Denzel Washington, "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag" with Penelope Ann Miller (1992), "A Perfect World" (1993), "This Boy's Life" with Robert De Niro (1993) and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998) starring Johnny Depp. Como last provided music for the dramatic adaptation "Carol" (2015) with Cate Blanchett. Como was married to Roselle Belline and had three children. Perry Como passed away in May 2001 at the age of 89.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Words and Music (1948) Eddie Lorrison Anders[/Himself]
2.
 If I'm Lucky (1946) Allen Clark
3.
 Doll Face (1945) Nicky Ricci
4.
 Something for the Boys (1944) Sgt. Laddie Green
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Notes

He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame (1990)

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wife:
Roselle Belline. Married from July 31, 1933 until her death on August 11, 1998 at age 84 of a heart attack.

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son:
Ronald. Corporate labor relations specialist. Survived him.
son:
David. Investment counselor. Survived him.
daughter:
Terry Thibadeau. Private investor. Survived.

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