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Liberace (I) (1919–1987)


Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, Frances Liberace (née Zuchowski), whose parents ... See full bio »

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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Another World
Another World Himself (1985, 1986)
(1999)
Misery
Misery Soundtrack
(1990)
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Eleven Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2015 Sleeping with Other People (performer: "MOONLIGHT SONATA LIBERACE")
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (performer: "Tico Tico", "Nola", "When Liberace Winks at Me", "Love is Blue" (L'Amour est Bleu), "Kitten on the Keys") / (writer: "The Liberace Boogie", "Sincerely Yours")
 2010 Tournée (performer: "Moon River")
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (performer: "Misty", "Moon River")
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented (performer: "Ciao!") / (writer: "Ciao!")
 1998 Celebrity (performer: "Fascination" (1932))
 1997 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead (1997) ... (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Min älskling du är som en tulipan (1994) ... ("TICO TICO")
 1990 Alice (performer: "O Tannenbaum", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas")
 1990 Misery (arranger: "TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO #1", "MOONLIGHT SONATA") / (performer: "TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO #1", "MOONLIGHT SONATA", "I'LL BE SEEING YOU")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You" (1938))
 1989 New York Stories (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Liberace (1978) ... (performer: "Chopsticks", "Misty", "Nocturne No. 5 in F-sharp Major") / (performer: "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" - as "Eight Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1967 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.17 (1967) ... (performer: "All the Things You Are")
 1966 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.15 (1966) ... (performer: "Forty-Second Street", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Flirtation Waltz", "Lullaby of Broadway", "Empty Saddles" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... (performer: "Mack the Knife", "It's Better with a Union Man" - uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Dead Ringers (1966) ... (performer: "The Prisoner's Song" - uncredited)
- The Devil's Fingers (1966) ... (performer: "Danse Arabe" - uncredited)
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls (performer: "Aruba Liberace") / (writer: "Aruba Liberace")
 1962 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 March 1962 (1962) ... (performer: "Tea For Two")
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Liberace and Margarethe Bertelson (1959) ... (performer: "Tschaikovsky Concerto", "Do Re Mi" - uncredited)
- Liberace (1959) ... (performer: "Slaughter on 10th Avenue", "Night and Day", "There'll Be No New Tunes on This Old Piano" - uncredited)
 1959 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Salute to the U.S. Army (1959) ... (performer: "Warsaw Concerto", "There'll Be No New Tunes on This Old Piano" - uncredited)
 1956 The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1956) ... (performer: "The Second Boy From The Right" - uncredited)
 1955 Sincerely Yours (music: "Sincerely Yours") / (performer: "El Cumbanchero" (uncredited), "Rhapsody in Blue" (uncredited), "Beer Barrel Polka" (uncredited), "Sincerely Yours", "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie", "Chopsticks")
 1955 The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars (TV Special) (performer: "Hey, Liberace")
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Liberace Show (1954) ... (performer: "September Song", "Piano Concerto No. 1" (excerpt) (uncredited))
  The Liberace Show (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (writer - 2 episodes, 1954)
- Great Personalities (1954) ... (performer: "Love in Bloom", "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me", "The Minuet Antique", "St. Louis Blues", "Vesti la giubba" - uncredited)
- Great Ladies in Theatre Tribute (1954) ... (performer: "Daisy Bell", "A Bird in a Gilded Cage", "The Band Played On", "He's Funny That Way", "Brazil", "Dedication")
- Thanksgiving (1954) ... (performer: "I Don't Care", "Turkey in the Straw", "Shine on Harvest Moon", "Bless This House", "The Maiden's Wish", "Ritual Fire Dance", "Come on-a My House", "I'll Be Seeing You") / (writer: "The Maiden's Wish")
- Christmas Show (1953) ... (performer: "I Don't Care", "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "White Christmas", "Adeste Fideles", "Silent Night", "Sleigh Ride", "Christmas Annual", "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "O Holy Night", "Jingle Bells", "I'll Be Seeing You")
- Tribute to Hawaii ... (performer: "Aloha Oe", "Lovely Hula Hands", "The Rosary", "The Cockeyed Mayor of the Town of Kaki", "Hawaiian War Chant")
 1953 Merry Mirthquakes (performer: "Waltz in C Sharp Minor", "The Yaketa-Yak Polka", "Polonaise", "Liebestraum", "Orche Tchorina")
 1950 South Sea Sinner (performer: "VALSE", "PIANO CONCERTO")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(5/14/71) Solo concert performance at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in 1959, he won a libel case against the London "Daily Mirror" tabloid. What did he do with his damages?] I cried all the way to the bank! See more »

Trivia:

Liberace owned a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V. This car resides in the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, and of only seven built by coach-builder James Young that year, it is the only one with left-hand drive (the steering wheel on the American side), making it even more rare. The entire car is covered with small mirrored tiles, and with classic horses etched into them along the running boards. When he... See more »

Trademark:

His extravagant clothes See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Showmanship See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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