Perry Como Net Worth

Perry Como Net Worth is
$15 Million

Perry Como Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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 them in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America (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. Como was seen weekly on television from 1949 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program monthly until 1967. His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como produced numerous hit records; his combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time. Como's appeal spanned generations and he was widely respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life. 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." Composer Ervin Drake said of him, "... [o]ccasionally someone like Perry comes along and won't 'go with the flow' and still prevails in spite of all the bankrupt others who surround him and importune him to yield to their values. Only occasionally."One of the many factors in his success was Como's insistence on his principles of good taste; if he considered something to be in bad or poor taste, it was not in the show or broadcast. When a remark made by Julius La Rosa about television personality Arthur Godfrey on The Perry Como Show was misconstrued, Como offered an on-air apology at the beginning of his next show, against the advice of his staff. While his performance of "Ave Maria" was a tradition of his holiday television programs, Como refused to sing it at live performances, saying, "It's not the time or place to do it", even though it was the number-one request of his audiences. Another was his naturalness; the man viewers saw on the screen was the same person who could be encountered behind a supermarket shopping cart, at a bowling alley, or in a kitchen making breakfast. From his first Chesterfield Supper Club television show, if scripts were written at all, they were based on the way Como would say something. Como was not devoid of a temper, and it could be seen at times as a result of the frustrations of daily life. His music director from 1948 – 1963, Mitchell Ayres, said, "Perry has a temper like everyone else. And he loses his temper at the normal things everyone else does. When we're driving, for instance, and somebody cuts him off, he really lets the offender have it."Como received the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male; 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. Como has the distinction of having three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and music.

Date Of BirthMay 18, 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedMay 12, 2001, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, United States
Place Of BirthCanonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor
SpouseRoselle Belline (m. 1933–1998)
ChildrenDavid Como, Terri Como, Ronnie Como
ParentsPietro Como, Lucia Travaglini, It's Impossible, 'A' - You're Adorable, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
AwardsKennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Peabody Award, American Music Award of Merit, Primetime Emmy Award for Best MC or Program Host - Male or Female, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Male Singer, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor (Continuing...
NominationsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, NME Award for Favourite US Male Singer, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performan...
MoviesWords and Music, If I'm Lucky, Doll Face, Something for the Boys, Upbeat in Music
TV ShowsThe Perry Como Show, Kraft Music Hall, Perry Como's Christmas in Austria, Perry Presents, Julie on Sesame Street
Star SignTaurus
1Opening theme: "Dream Along With Me," Closing theme: "You Are Never Far Away (From Me)."
2Mellow baritone voice, casual style, cardigan sweaters
1I don't work at home at all. Once you know a song too well, you start to fool around with it. At the session, when the band's working on the arrangement, I learn the tune right there.
2The audience knows I'm not going to do anything after all these years to upset them.
3[on his professional life versus his home life] I'd perform with the world's greatest artists [on TV], and then come home to the world's greatest family.
4[on his career] For the amount of talent I had--and I couldn't dance, act or tell a joke--I enjoyed a tremendous career.
5I've done nothing that I can call exciting. I was a barber. Since then I've been a singer. That's it.
1Owned the TV and film production company Roncom Films.
2Was a Republican.
3Godfather of Debby Boone.
4He was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1708 Vine St. and for Television at 6376 Hollywood Blvd; in Hollywood.
5The private Como was exactly as he appeared to the public: a quiet, self-effacing man who considered his performing activities as strictly tertiary to his family and his faith. While he had numerous million-selling singles and albums, he refused to have most of them certified gold (later platinum) out of modesty. A notable exception was when his album "Como's Gold Records" (RCA Victor: 1958) was released. One of the first compilation albums to become a best-seller, with liner notes by Irving Berlin, it became a million-seller in and of itself, and remained on the Billboard charts for more than a decade after its release.
6In December 2006 his 1946 recording of "Jingle Bells" topped Billboard magazine's Hot Ringtones chart--five years after he died.
7Performed at a ten-cent-a-dance in Pittsburgh called "The Grove" in the early 1930s. He did not have a car to get to work, so he traveled to work on a trolley every day.
8Had three children, Ronnie, David, and Terri. David and Terri were both adopted, David at the age of 4, because Roselle could no longer have children after the birth of her first child.
9One of the most popular male vocalists of all time, his list of hit records, over a 30-year period, is a testament to his durability. His many hits include "Till the End of Time," "Temptation," "Prisoner of Love," "Because," "When You Were Sweet Sixteen," "Wanted," "No Other Love," "Hot Diggety," "(There's No Place Like) Home For the Holidays," "Round and Round," "Catch a Falling Star," "Delaware," "Seattle," "It's Impossible" and "And I Love You So".
10He was the first of his many brothers and sisters to have been born in America.
11One of his biggest hits, "Hot Diggity", was freely adapted from Emmanuel Chabrier's popular classical piece, "España".
12Had a big hit with "Lili Marlene" in the US and Canada.
13Had the longest stay of any popular artist with RCA Victor Records: 1943-88.
14In May of 2001, days after Como's death, columnist William F. Buckley wrote a column describing a past act of Como's kindness when he gave Buckley's mother a jeweled brooch of his (when she needed a pin to repair an outfit) on board a plane.
15Commenting on the relaxing effect his music has on people, Dean Martin once joked that he "used to go over to Perry's to borrow a cup of sleep".
16Sold well over 50 million records. Had 13 #1 hit songs--the first was "Till The End of Time" in 1945.
17One of 13 children, he was the seventh son of a seventh son--a sign of good luck in Italian families.


Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Now You See Me 22016performer: "Magic Moments"
Krampus2015/Iperformer: "Silent Night"
Welcome to the Basement2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Carol2015performer: "Silver Bells"
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records2015Documentary performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Masters of Sex2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Kirstie's Crafty Christmas2013TV Movie performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - uncredited
RED 22013performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
HannibalTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Call the Midwife2012-2013TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The NeighborsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Kirstie's Handmade Britain2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas2011performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas"
Hiver rouge2011TV Movie performer: "Jingle Bells"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Fringe2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
LostTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Rock & ChipsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Everybody's Fine2009performer: "Catch a Falling Star", "Papa Loves Mambo"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary performer: "Dig You Later A-Hubba Hubba Hubba" - uncredited
Loose Women2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Four Christmases2008performer: " There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays"
Chuck2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pride and Glory2008performer: "Jingle Bells"
Mad Men2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV Movie performer: "Till the End of Time", "It's Impossible" - uncredited
Smother2008/IIperformer: "Till the End of Time"
A Life in Words and Music2007Video short "Blue Room"
Daphne2007TV Movie performer: "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" - uncredited
Zodiac2007performer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas"
Bobby2006performer: "Magic Moments"
Stick It2006performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
History Detectives2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-Series performer: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005performer: "Magic Moments"
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason2004performer: "Magic Moments"
The Polar Express2004performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas"
Going the Distance2004performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Cold Case2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mona Lisa Smile2003performer: "Hoop-De-Doo"
The Night We Called It a Day2003performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Normal2003TV Movie performer: "Home for the Holidays"
Two Weeks Notice2002performer: "Magic Moments"
The Sopranos1999-2002TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Serving Sara2002performer: "Love Is a Christmas Rose"
Hart's War2002performer: "Lili Marlene"
Ocean's Eleven2001performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Bridget Jones's Diary2001performer: "Magic Moments"
Angel2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Joe Gould's Secret2000performer: "A Dreamer's Holiday"
Liberty Heights1999performer: "Ko Ko Mo I Love You So"
American Masters1999TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Bowfinger1999performer: "And I Love You So"
Dogma1999performer: "Magic Moments"
Blast from the Past1999performer: "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive", "It's a Good Day", "Like Someone in Love", "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "Round and Round"
Everybody Loves RaymondTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Home Fries1998performer: "Magic Moments"
Slums of Beverly Hills1998performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998performer: "Magic Moments"
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes
Johnny Skidmarks1998performer: "Magic Moments", "Round and Round"
Paws1997performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
The Pallbearer1996performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Bert1994TV Series 1 episode
Paint Cans1994performer: "Dig You Latter Hubba Hubba"
A Perfect World1993performer: "Catch a Falling Star"
This Boy's Life1993performer: "Mi Casa, Su Casa", "Magic Moments"
Malcolm X1992performer: "Round and Round"
Tales from the Crypt1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag1992performer: "Forget Domani"
Havana1990/Iperformer: "Round and Round"
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1989performer: "12 Days of Christmas"
Back to the Future Part II1989performer: "Papa Loves Mambo"
Uncle Buck1989performer: "JUKE BOX BABY"
Peacemaker1989Short performer: "Round & Round"
Mystic Pizza1988performer: "DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES"
Good Morning, Vietnam1987performer: "Dream On Little Dreamer"
Alex Holeh Ahavah1986performer: "Magic Moments"
Speed1984Documentary short performer: "Moonglow"
Cat People1982performer: "Faraway Places"
Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas1981TV Special performer: "C'est si bon", "C'est Magnifique"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series performer - 1 episode
Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land1980TV Special performer: "The City of Tradition", "I Wonder As I Wander", "Hava Nagila"
Raging Bull1980performer: "Prisoner of Love" 1931
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special1977TV Special performer: "You Light Up My Life", "Prisoner of Love", "It's Impossible"
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Perry Como Christmas Show1974TV Special performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Toyland", "The Christmas Waltz", "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Christmas Dream", "Sleep Well Little Children", "They Long to Be Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More", "O Little Town of Bethlehem/The First Noël/Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come, All Ye Faithful/We Three Kings/Silent Night/O Holy Night'
The Odessa File1974performer: "Christmas Dream"
Mondo Trasho1969performer: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes", "Hot Diggity"
Perry Como's Kraft Music HallTV Series 1 episode, 1954 performer - 34 episodes, 1949 - 1967
Hazel1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Walter Winchell Show1956TV Series performer - 1 episode
Somebody Up There Likes Me1956performer: "Somebody Up There Likes Me" 1956
All Star Revue1953TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Frank Sinatra Show1951TV Series performer - 1 episode
Words and Music1948performer: "Mountain Greenery", "Blue Room", "With a Song in My Heart" Reprise
If I'm Lucky1946performer: "Follow the Band", "If I'm Lucky", "One More Kiss", "One More Vote" - uncredited
Doll Face1945performer: "Red Hot and Beautiful", "Here Comes Heaven Again", "Dig You Later A-Hubba Hubba Hubba" - uncredited
Something for the Boys1944performer: "I WISH WE DIDN'T HAVE TO SAY GOODNIGHT", "IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE"


Perry Como's Christmas in New York1983TV MovieHost / Performer
Words and Music1948Eddie Lorrison Anders
If I'm Lucky1946Allen Clark
Doll Face1945Nicky Ricci
Something for the Boys1944Sergeant Laddie Green


Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land1980TV SpecialHimself
Perry Como's Bahamas Holiday1980TV SpecialHimself
Perry Como's Christmas in New Mexico1979TV SpecialHimself - Host
Perry Como's Springtime Special1979TV MovieHimself - Host
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
Perry Como's Early American Christmas1978TV SpecialHimself
The Road to Eltham1978TV MovieHimself
Perry Como's Easter by the Sea1978TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special1977TV SpecialLuke Sleepwalker / Musical Guest
Perry Como's Olde English Christmas1977TV SpecialHimself -Host
Parkinson1977TV SeriesHimself
Ann-Margret: Rhinestone Cowgirl1977TV MovieHimself
Perry Como's Music from Hollywood1977TV SpecialHimself - Host
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Perry Como's Christmas in Austria1976TV SpecialHimself - Host
Perry Como, Las Vegas Style1976TV SpecialHimself - Host
Spring in New Orleans1976TV SpecialHimself
Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday1976TV MovieHimself - Host
Perry Como's Christmas in Mexico1975TV MovieHimself - Host
Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday1975TV MovieHimself - Host
Perry Como's Springtime Special1975TV MovieHimself - Host
Como Country: Perry and His Nashville Friends1975TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Perry Como Christmas Show1974TV SpecialHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19741974TV MovieHimself - Performer
Perry Como's Summer of 741974TV MovieHimself - Host
The Perry Como Sunshine Show1974TV MovieHimself - Host
The Perry Como Winter Show1973TV MovieHimself - Host
Julie on Sesame Street1973TV SpecialHimself
The Perry Como Winter Show1972TV MovieHimself - Host
Perry Como's Winter Show1971TV MovieHimself - Host
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1971TV SeriesHimself
The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special1971TV SpecialHimself
The Pearl Bailey Show1971TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Flip1970TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1970TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1960-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Many Moods of Perry Como1970TV MovieHimself - Host
Laugh-In1968-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Carol Burnett Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Perry Como Show1968TV MovieHimself - Host
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1949-1967TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Host
The Kraft Summer Music Hall1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
Danny Thomas Reunion Special1965TV MovieHimself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
The Bing Crosby Show1960TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Golf1960TV Series
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesHimself - Recipient
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Dave King Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Host
Some of Manie's Friends1959TV MovieHimself
The Garry Moore Show1958TV SeriesHimself
A Christmas Night with the Stars1958TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1950-1956TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Walter Winchell Show1956TV SeriesHimself
Max Liebman Presents: Variety1955TV MovieHimself - Guest
Producers' Showcase1954TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1953TV SeriesHimself - Host
All Star Revue1953TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Frank Sinatra Show1951TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1949-1951TV SeriesHimself
Upbeat in Music1943Documentary shortHimself - Singer, Fred Waring Orchestra
Irish Christmas1994TV SpecialHimself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1987TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
The Perry Como Christmas Special1986TV SpecialHimself
Perry Como's Christmas in Hawaii1985TV MovieHimself - Host
Perry Como's Christmas in England1984TV MovieHimself - Host
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1983TV Special documentaryHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Honoree & Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Bob Hope's Salute to NASA: 25 Years of Reaching for the Stars1983TV MovieHimself
Perry Como's Christmas in Paris1982TV MovieHimself
Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara1982TV SpecialHimself - Host
Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas1981TV SpecialHimself - Host
Spring in San Francisco1981TV SpecialHimself - Host

Archive Footage

My Music: Songbook Standards - As Time Goes By2015TV Movie
My Music: Starlight Ballroom2015TV MovieHimself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
Arnie2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host, The Perry Como Show
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
My Music: Big Band Vocalists2012TV MovieHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites2008TV MovieHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Life in Words and Music2007Video shortHimself
The Legendary Crooners2007Video documentaryHimself
Moments to Remember: My Music2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer2006Video documentaryHimself
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years2002Video documentary
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Sinatra Duets1994TV SpecialHimself
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special1993TV SpecialHimself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Bravo, Catrin1986TV MovieHimself
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars1984DocumentaryHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1978TV SeriesHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHimself
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6376 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 1708 Vine Street.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on February 8, 1960 at 6631 Hollywood Blvd.
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an Actor (Continuing Character) in a Musical or Variety SeriesThe Perry Como Show (1948)
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Male Personality - Continuing Performance
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Male Singer
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest MC or Program Host - Male or Female
1956Personal AwardPeabody Awards
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Male Singer

Nominated Awards

1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or SeriesThe Perry Como Show (1948)
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance (Male) in a Series by a Comedian, Singer, Host, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, or any Person who Essentially Plays HimselfThe Perry Como Show (1948)

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