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Liberace (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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 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (performer: "Tico Tico", "Nola", "When Liberace Winks at Me", "Love Is Blue", "Kitten on the Keys") / (writer: "The Liberace Boogie", "Sincerely Yours")
 2010 On Tour (performer: "Moon River")
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (performer: "Misty", "Moon River")
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented (performer: "Ciao!") / (writer: "Ciao!")
 1998 Celebrity (performer: "Fascination" (1932))
 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 Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 December 1966 (1966) ... (performer: "Forty-Second Street", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Flirtation Waltz", "Lullaby of Broadway", "Empty Saddles" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 22 September 1966 (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")
 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")
 1955 The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars (TV Movie) (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)
- 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")
- 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")
- American Composers ... (performer: "Camptown Races", "The Untitled Composition", "Someone to Watch over Me", "Begin the Beguine", "Prelude in E Minor", "Alexander's Ragtime Band") / (writer: "The Untitled Composition")
 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:

Release of his book, "Liberace: An Autobiography". See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 5 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:

(Commenting on a famous quote of his): You know that bank I cried all the way to? I bought it! See more »

Trivia:

As reported in the June 2001 issue "A&E Biography" Magazine, Liberace was so vain about his baldness that he would even go to bed wearing one of his hairpieces, even on hot nights. According to the same article, he once almost refused to have a facelift when the doctor asked him to take his toupee off. See more »

Trademark:

Candlelabra that he placed on his piano See more »

Nickname:

The Glitter Man See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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