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Liberace in 1974

Władziu (or Vladziu) Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), best known as Liberace, was an American pianist and vocalist of Polish-Italian origin.

Liberace's career lasted four decades. It included concerts, recordings, movies, television and endorsements. During the 1950s–1970s he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world.[1] He lived a life of flamboyant excess both on and off the stage.

Liberace was born on May 16, 1919 in West Allis, Wisconsin.

He always denied being a homosexual, and sued those who accused him of it. Towards the end of his life his chauffeur sued him for "palimony".

He died of an AIDS-related illness on February 4, 1987 in Palm Springs, California, aged 67.

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  1. Barker, 2009, p. 367.

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