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Release Date:
24 December 1948 (USA) See more »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 18 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 124)
Perry Como ... Himself - Host / ... (202 episodes, 1950-1966)
The Ray Charles Singers ... Themselves (83 episodes, 1954-1963)
Frank Gallop ... Himself / ... (81 episodes, 1955-1963)
Mitchell Ayres Orchestra ... Themselves (76 episodes, 1954-1963)
The Louis DaPron Dancers ... Themselves / ... (63 episodes, 1955-1963)

Series Directed by
Grey Lockwood (10 episodes, 1955-1958)
Clark Jones (6 episodes, 1958-1966)
Dwight Hemion (5 episodes, 1960-1962)

Mort Green (unknown episodes)
Ib Melchior (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
John Aylesworth (29 episodes, 1960-1963)
Frank Peppiatt (29 episodes, 1960-1963)
Goodman Ace (19 episodes, 1955-1962)
Jay Burton (17 episodes, 1955-1962)
George Foster (14 episodes, 1955-1959)
Mort Green (13 episodes, 1956-1959)
Lee Cooley (6 episodes, 1950-1954)
Selma Diamond (3 episodes, 1960-1962)

Series Produced by
Lee Cooley .... producer (7 episodes, 1950-1955)
Clark Jones .... producer (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Henry Howard .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1959)

Nick Vanoff .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Danny Hurd (unknown episodes, 1955-1961)
Series Costume Design by
Michi (1 episode, 1959)
Series Makeup Department
Ernest Adler .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1959)
Ray Voege .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Production Management
Jack Kennedy .... unit manager (1 episode, 1959)
Jack Petry .... unit manager (1 episode, 1959)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. Fox .... associate director (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Art Department
James Glenn .... graphic artist (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Sound Department
Neal Smith .... audio (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Klages .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Animation Department
Bud Luckey .... directing animator (1 episode, 1961)
Series Music Department
Mitchell Ayres .... musical director (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
Jack Andrews .... arrangements (2 episodes, 1959)
Ray Charles .... special material / vocal arrangements (2 episodes, 1959)
Joe Lipman .... arrangements (2 episodes, 1959)
Hank Ross .... music coordinator (2 episodes, 1959)

Danny Hurd .... music arranger (unknown episodes, 1955-1961)
Series Other crew
Louis Da Pron .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
Heino Ripp .... technical director (2 episodes, 1959)

Carl Marlow .... cue cards (unknown episodes)
Don Stewart .... cue cards (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Perry Como Show" - USA (original title)
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USA:15 min (1948-1955) | USA:60 min (1955- 1963)
Black and White (1948-1956) | Color (1956-1963)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Shown as a 15 minute show until June 1949 on NBC. Expanded to a 30 minute format on NBC after its return from summer hiatus but reverted to a 15 minute show when it moved over to CBS in October 1950 until June, 1955. After another summer hiatus and a move back to NBC, it expanded to a full hour until it ended its weekly run in June 1963. Kraft Foods assumed sponsorship from Chesterfield Cigarettes in 1961.See more »
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Dream Along with Me (I'm on My Way to a Star)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Uncle Perry, 26 December 2007
Author: jmdanley from United States

I am a native of Canonsburg, PA, the hometown of Perry Como. My mother knew him when they were children, and his sister, Venzie, was my mother's best friend the last thirty-five years of their lives. When I was in second grade, Perry came to Pittsburgh to broadcast his show from the Civic Arena. The morning of the broadcast, Venzie called my mother up to ask us to come over before school began. We lived next door to her at the time, and we immediately ran next door, only to meet Perry himself. When we addressed him as Mister Como, he told us to call him Uncle Perry. From that moment on, we always called him that. We went to the Arena that night and I saw my first television show, live.

It was one of those childhood memories I will never forget. Thanks, Uncle Perry.

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