|Pierino Ronald Como|
|(Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)|
Pierino Ronald ˝Perry˝ Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality.
During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943.
˝Mr. C˝, as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for RCA and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history.
His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time.