Pierino Ronald Como
|Also Known As:||"Perry Como"|
|Birthplace:||Canonsburg, PA, USA|
Son of Pietro Como and Lucia Como (Travaglini)
|Managed by:||Malka Mysels|
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About Perry Como
Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. Como has the distinction of having three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and music
Como was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 18 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. He was the seventh of the 13 children of Pietro Como (1877–1945), and Lucia Travaglini (1883–1961), who both emigrated to the US in 1910 from the Abruzzese town of Palena, Italy. Perry was the first of their children born in the United States. Conventional Perry Como wisdom holds that he was one of thirteen children, and more particularly, the seventh son of a seventh son.
In 1929, the 17 year old Como met Roselle Belline at a picnic and the teenage sweethearts were married July 31, 1933.
In 1958, the Comos celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with a family trip to Italy. On the itinerary was an audience with Pope Pius XII. Upon returning home Como was both puzzled and upset that photos from the visit made the newspapers throughout the world.
Perry's father, Pietro, was born in Palena in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzi e Molise region of Italy in 1877. His wife Lucia Travaglini, was born six years later in the same town. They married in October 1901, and their first child, Basilica, was born in the following year. Palena stands on a gentle hill in the Aventino valley. Its history dates back to the 11th century.
Pietro's younger brother, Falco, was the first Como to make the crossing, arriving in New York in 1902. In May 1904, Pietro followed him. Wikipedia Bio continues