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Liberace

D.O.B.: May 5, 1919 (West Allis, WI)

D.O.D.: February 4, 1987 (Palm Springs, CA)

Cause of Death: AIDS

Location: Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills; Courts of Remembrance

Biographical Notes:

At age four, Liberace could play almost any tune by ear.

His classical debut was at age 14 as a soloist.

In 1969 Liberace was named one of the five highest paid entertainers in show business.

In the 70's Liberace spent at least $100,000 a year on his sparkling, brocaded, diamond and jeweled costumes.

Liberace's favorite song was "The Impossible Dream, " because he truly mastered the art of believing. He made a dream come true.

During his career, Liberace earned two Emmys and five gold million best seller albums.

He successfully sued a London newspaper in 1959 after it published an article which said that Liberace was gay, which he strongly denied in court and insisted that homosexuality was an "abomination."

He was publicly sued in 1982 by Scott Thorn (one of his many ex lovers) for $110 million in palimony.

After Liberace's death in 1987, Thorn reluctantly settled for $95,000.

 

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