1919 - 1987

Photo of Liberace

Icon of person Liberace

Władziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987) was an American pianist, singer, and actor. A child prodigy born in Wisconsin to parents of Italian and Polish origin, he enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. At the height of his fame from the 1950s to 1970s, he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world with established concert residencies in Las Vegas and an international touring schedule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liberace has received more than 7,806,405 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Liberace is the 254th most popular musician (down from 203rd in 2019), the 1,433rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,172nd in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Musician.

Liberace was most famous for his extravagant costumes and stage performances.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Liberaces by language


Among musicians, Liberace ranks 254 out of 2,675Before him are Dolores O'Riordan, Mike Portnoy, Snoop Dogg, Sidney Bechet, José Feliciano, and Amy Winehouse. After him are Kirk Hammett, Mike Shinoda, Lisa Gerrard, Jerry Reed, Ray Conniff, and Heinrich Neuhaus.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1919, Liberace ranks 49Before him are Chavela Vargas, Joseph Murray, Jennifer Jones, Georges Duby, Art Blakey, and Martin Balsam. After him are Lauri Törni, Merce Cunningham, Margaret Burbidge, Hermine Braunsteiner, Bob Paisley, and Valentino Mazzola. Among people deceased in 1987, Liberace ranks 37Before him are Nobusuke Kishi, James Baldwin, Peter Tosh, Yasuo Haruyama, André Masson, and Jaco Pastorius. After him are Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Bob Fosse, Alistair MacLean, Henry Ford II, Buddy Rich, and Douglas Sirk.

Others Born in 1919

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1987

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Liberace ranks 1,433 out of 15,968Before him are Bob Ross (1942), Elisha Gray (1835), Katharine Ross (1940), Henry Hathaway (1898), Lillian Asplund (1906), and Sylvia Earle (1935). After him are Raoul Walsh (1887), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), and Walter Chrysler (1875).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Liberace ranks 74Before him are Scott McKenzie (1939), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Lenny Kravitz (1964), Mike Portnoy (1967), Snoop Dogg (1971), and Sidney Bechet (1897). After him are Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Jerry Reed (1937), Ray Conniff (1916), Dave Mustaine (1961), and Sonny Rollins (1930).