Classic crooner and cardigan-wearing variety show host Pery Como died in his sleep after a long illness. Como's entertainment career started in the 1930s as a singer for the radio show, "Beat the Band." Perry went on to have a successful singing career and later as a TV show host throughout the 50s and 60s. Como continued singing to large crowds through the 70s and 80s, long after his last Christmas special. Como died on Saturday at his home in Florida.