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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Liberace was born Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919 in West Allis, Wisconsin, the son of working class Italian immigrants. A piano prodigy from an early age, Liberace's career spanned four decades, including concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. Liberace was one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world from the 1950s to the 1970s, a regular Las Vegas entertainer, and an international sensation. His brother George, a violinist, often joined him during performances. Nicknamed "Mr. Showmanship" Liberace's flamboyant excess both on and off stage, endeared him to people. He died on February 4, 1987. Photograph caption dated October 27, 1955 reads "Pianist Liberace, right, honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, signs proclamation establishing November as B'nai B'rith Month in community. Assisting Liberace next to pool is Sherwood Rosenberg, first vice president of Mid-Valley Lodge 1938 of B'nai B'rith." The home is at 15405 Valley Vista Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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Liberace,--1919-1987 Men--California--Los Angeles Pianists--United States Entertainers--United States Municipal officials and employees, Honorary--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles) Swimming pools--California--Los Angeles Paperwork (Office practice)--California--Los Angeles Gavels--California--Los Angeles Lawns--California--Los Angeles Plants--California--Los Angeles Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs