|Subject: ARCHIVE: May 16, 1919 ~It was a century ago, entertainer LIBERACE was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, and gained international fame as flamboyant pianist for 50 years, until his death from AIDS complication in 1987. ~Happy 100th, Lee. ...
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Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 02:22:15pm
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Re today's pic!
's message, ""I wish my brother George was here"" on Thursday, May 16, 11:49:12am
[ Władziu Valentino Liberace ]
(May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987)
American pianist, singer and actor, a child prodigy born in Wisconsin to parents of Italian and Polish origin, Liberace enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, with established concert residencies in Las Vegas, and an international touring schedule. Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the nickname "Mr. Showmanship".
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Happy 100th, Lee. ...