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Van Cliburn (1934–2013)


Van Cliburn was born Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. on July 12, 1934, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His mother, named Rildia Bee O'Bryan, had been taught piano by Arthur Friedheim, a pupil of Franz Liszt. Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three from his mother, who was strict and demanded perfection. At the age of twelve Cliburn won a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Live from Lincoln Center Himself - Pianist
(1976)
Sunday Showcase Himself - Performer-Recipient
(1959)
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Pianist
(1958)

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 1988 America's Tribute to Bob Hope (TV Special documentary) (musician: piano)
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The Cliburn Foundation

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Van Cliburn received the John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2001. See more »

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Cancer

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