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Set B'nai B'rith month
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d045_f12_i8; H-18365.15 4x5
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.)
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Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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