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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 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."
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