For the better part of two decades, Liberace was one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. The classical-turned-pop pianist who made his millions as a brash, bodacious, extravagant onstage spectacle pulled himself up from humble beginnings as the son of Polish and Italian immigrants.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the man who became known as Liberace was a prodigious kid, playing piano to earn enough money to help his family during The Great Depression. In time, he parlayed that natural talent, charisma, street smarts and creativity into a marketable, bankable brand that made an indelible print on pop culture and remained part of the West’s collective memory for more than forty years.
Find out more about the amazing life of this great entertainer in this biography.