The Perry Como Show

NBC (ended 1963)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 15 : Ep 26

    June 12, 1963

    Aired 6/12/63

  • S 15 : Ep 25

    June 5, 1963

    Aired 6/5/63

  • S 15 : Ep 24

    May 29, 1963

    Aired 5/29/63

  • S 15 : Ep 23

    May 22, 1963

    Aired 5/22/63

  • S 15 : Ep 22

    May 8, 1963

    Aired 5/8/63

  • Cast & Crew
  • Perry Como

    Host

  • Peter Gennaro Dancers

    Themselves

  • The Fontane Sisters

    Themselves

  • Louis DaPron Dancers

    Themselves

  • Ray Charles Singers

    Themselves

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  • Welcome to The Perry Como Show guide at TV.com. Perry Como's first series, "The Chesterfield Supper Club" ran on NBC from December 24,1948 through June 4, 1950 after his success on the radio program of the same name. Due to Perry's popularity the series was renamed, "The Perry Como Show," and aired on CBS from October 2, 1950 through June 24, 1955. He moved back to NBC on September 12, 1955 when he took over "The Kraft Music Hall." The Kraft series lasted through June 12, 1963. From 1963 through 1967, Como continued his association with Kraft by doing "Kraft Music Hall" specials. He then did many holiday specials until 1993.moreless

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    • Debut of the song "Ghost Riders in the Sky" on television. Originally recorded by forest ranger Stan Jones in 1948, Burl Ives version was recorded in February 1949 and Vaughn Monroe recorded the song a month later. The song became the No. 1 song of 1949.

    • Goodman Ace, creator of radio's "Easy Aces" and head writer for the revamped "Milton Berle Show" during the past two seasons, is in charge of scripts for the Como show, designed to reflect the Como personality.

    • Lorraine Prato is the daughter of cobbler Gino Prato who went on to win $32,000 on "The $64,000 Question" and she makes her singing debut.

    • Patrice Munsel was a last minute fill in for Jaye P. Morgan.

    • Philip Maero was discovered by Perry Como personally, singing in the choir of Perry's parish Our Lady of Fatima.

    • This was Lonnie Donegan "The king of Skiffle" US TV debut.

    • Dallas Morning News Item: Sheree North was paid $7,500 for her appearance on Perry's show. Sheree did an interpretive dance number which lasted exactly two minutes and fifty seconds!

    • The Perry Como Show was pre-empted on November 16th, 1957 for "Holiday in Las Vegas" Special An hour from America's gambling capital starring Sammy Davis Jr. and Jayne Mansfield. Sammy and Jayne duet with "You Can't Have a Show Without a Show Girl". Ann Sothern sings "Where or When". Vic Damone croons "Junior Miss" Sammy returns for a chorus of "Madball". Tony Randall fans get a glimpse of their hero portraying a Vegas desk clerk and the finale is a rouser "Holiday in Vegas".

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    • In the audience was a show-train contingent of six hundred and fifty Como fans from New England.

    • From to TV guide article, Carol Channing was paid a whopping $5,000 for her appearance on this episode of "The Perry Como Show". This however was not as much as Sheree North received back in October which was $7,500 for a dance that lasted two minuted and fifty seconds. She was to appear in two skits but they were scrapped.

    • Dean Martin made his way through three television appearances on November 9th, 1957, with The Perry Como Show, Club Oasis and finally The Gisele Mackenzie Show.

    • Silvio Francesco is Caterina's brother and this was his American tv debut.

    • James Mitchell and Cyd Charisse starred together in he 1954 motion picture Deep In My Heart in the dance segment "The Desert Song" in One Alone. A Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

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