Como, Perry

Como, Perry

(1912–  ) popular singer; born in Canonsburg, Pa. As a young man he worked as a barber. He sang with the Ted Weems band for six years and recorded many hit records in the 1940s and 1950s, including "Temptation" (1945). His popularity on radio and on his television show, The Kraft Music Hall, earned him the nickname "Mr. C." Known for his smooth baritone crooning, he released the hit song "It's Impossible" in 1970 and was one of the most commercially successful popular singers.