RICHARD: Well, I’m no Perry Como, but my shower hasn’t kicked me out yet.
Pierino “Perry” Como (1912-2001), singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century, he recorded primarily vocal pop and was renowned for the intimate, easy-listening genre. He sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show.
Como received five Emmys, a Christopher Award, and a Peabody Award. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1987 and was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1990. Posthumously, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 and was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. He has the distinction of having three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio, television, and music.