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Also Known As: Died: February 4, 1987
Born: May 16, 1919 Cause of Death: AIDS-related Complications
Birth Place: West Allis, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Began piano lessons at age four
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Debuted as piano soloist with Chicago Symphony at 20
1945:
Changed stage name to Liberace
1950:
Made film debut with small role in melodrama "South Sea Sinner"
1951:
Performed on local TV program in Los Angeles area
1952:
Hosted 15-minute summer series "The Liberace Show" (NBC)
1953:
Hosted popular syndicated variety program "The Liberace Show"
1955:
Played leading role in Warner Bros. feature "Sincerely Yours"
1965:
Returned to films after 10-year absence to play featured roles in "The Loved One" and "When the Boys Meet the Girls"
1969:
Hosted CBS summer variety series "The Liberace Show"
1976:
Founded the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts
1979:
Opened The Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, NV
1985:
Last TV special, "Liberace with the London Philharmonic Orchestra," a broadcast of 1983 concert filmed at London's Wembley Centre
1986:
Gave final performance at Radio City Music Hall in NYC
1987:
Tell-all book <i>Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace</i> published by long-term bodyguard, limo driver, and alleged ex-lover Scott Thorson
1988:
Subject of two made-for-TV movies, ABC's "Liberace" (starring Andrew Robinson) and CBS' "Liberace: Behind the Music" (starring Victor Garber)
1991:
Portrayed by actor Willie Collins in comedy spoof "Hot Shots!"
2010:
Liberace Museum in Las Vegas closed
2013:
Portrayed by Michael Douglas in Steven Soderbergh directed HBO film "Behind the Candelabra"; Matt Damon cast as Scott Thorson

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