Former bodyguard, limo driver and alleged live-in lover of five years of Liberace.
Thorson filed a $113 million palimony suit against Liberace in 1982 and five years later he received a $95,000 settlement.
Says he earned just under $100,000 from his work on Behind the Candelabra (2013), all of which he spent on cars and jewelry in about two months.
His tell-all book, "Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace", published in 1988, is the basis for the 2013 HBO movie with the same title, Behind the Candelabra (2013).
Battling colon cancer [May 2013].
Reno, Nevada: Has been held in Washoe County jail since February after being arrested for using someone else's credit card and license [May 2013]
Personal Quotes (2)
[on pleading guilty, being jailed for stealing and using a credit card] This experience has scared me straight. There comes a time when you've got to take responsibility. You've got to stop lying and face your mistakes.
I was 17 years old. Liberace had taken me out of a situation with a father who was very abusive, a mother who was mentally ill. I did everything I possibly could to please this man... There's always been a love-hate relationship. At that time, I was so honored to be in his presence. And I didn't want to go back to my lifestyle in the foster homes, which was pure hell.