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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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3 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

The Cliburn Foundation

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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In the early days of the Cold War, in 1958, Cliburn became the first American to win the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, in Moscow. See more »

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Cancer

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