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Liberace prote´ge´ seen
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
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 March 15, 1963 reads "Nine-year-old Sheila Score of Encino, seen here with her mentor, pianist Liberace, is entertaining the Shriners tonight and Saturday night at their charity benefit at the Shrine Auditorium. Playing such numbers as the Liberace-arranged 'Maiden's Wish' and Gershwin's 'Rhapsody In Blue' (backed by Freddy Martin and his Orchestra), little Miss Score appears on the sold-out program with Gene Barry, Irene Ryan and others."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d045_f12_i16; H-18365.13 4x5
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Girls--California--San Fernando Valley
Pianists--United States
Pianists--California--San Fernando Valley
Entertainers--United States
Piano--California--San Fernando Valley
Candelabra--California--San Fernando Valley
Draperies--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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