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Liberace: Behind the Music (1988)

Fueled by the intense poverty of his youth, Walter Valentino Liberace is determined to become the world's greatest entertainer. Explore the rises and falls, the libel and palimony suits, as... See full summary »

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Seymour Heller
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Frances Liberace
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Glenn
Michael Wikes ...
George Liberace
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Joanne
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Salvatore Liberace
Dianne Heatherington
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Florence Bettray Kelly
Stephen Watts ...
Jimmy
Rochelle Bruneau ...
George's Girl
Joan Heney ...
Serious Lady
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Fueled by the intense poverty of his youth, Walter Valentino Liberace is determined to become the world's greatest entertainer. Explore the rises and falls, the libel and palimony suits, as this intensely driven man struggles for personal happiness as well as the desire for the title of "Mr. Showmanship." Written by Multicom Entertainment

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Liberace - Ein Leben für die Musik  »

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During a montage of Liberace's Las Vegas shows in the mid-Fifties, stock footage of the Strip and Downtown includes glimpses of hotels and showroom acts that date to late Seventies at earliest. See more »

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Behind the man
19 March 2007 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Just picked up this DVD in a bin at WalMart. I had never heard of the film, but glad I've added it to my collection. Although it does touch on Lee's homosexuality and the palimony suit of one of his many boyfriends, it also touches, lightly, on what actually made him the famous man he was. In a time when being gay was not accepted openly by anyone in show biz, he tried to keep things quiet - but the love of his mother and his obviously flamboyant way on stage kept the tongues wagging. After awhile people didn't care one way or another, they just loved his music and his show biz style. Classic Maureen Stapleton plays his mother and Saul Rubinek is interesting as his last manager. If you kind of flip through the soap opera script, you can still sit back and enjoy the music, which I believe is actually him playing.


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