Liberace

Liberace

Highest Rated: 47% The Loved One (1965)

Lowest Rated: 47% The Loved One (1965)

Birthday: May 16, 1919

Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, USA

The highest-paid entertainer in the world for nearly two decades, Liberace earned the title "Mr. Showmanship" for his crowd-pleasing act, which blended masterful piano playing with witty banter and over-the-top glamour. Classically trained and rising through the supper club circuit, Liberace became a top draw in the 1950s, notching $50,000 a week for his Vegas shows. His TV series "The Liberace Show" (syndicated, 1953-54) cemented his massive popularity with women, who responded to his gentle nature and rhinestone-soaked fabulousness. While he never ignited as a film draw despite his star turn in "Sincerely Yours" (1955), Liberace remained an incredibly popular television figure. He died at the age of 67 on Feb. 4, 1987 due to AIDS-related complications, although he never publicly admitted being sick. His life inspired a film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon as Thorson and Michael Douglas as Liberace. Although modern audiences may not have appreciated just how massively influential and popular he was during his lifetime, Liberace singlehandedly wrote one of the most impressive American Dream stories of all time, conquering the world in his inimitably glamorous style.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberace: The World's Greatest Showman Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special People Self - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World of Liberace Self - 1972
47% 77% The Loved One Mr. Starker (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sincerely Yours Anthony Warrin (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merry Mirthquakes Self - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footlight Varieties Self - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1967
72% 80% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964 1962 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Bet Your Life Guest 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1954

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