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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 8,378,469 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Liberace is the 349th most popular musician (down from 254th in 2019), the 1,968th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,432nd in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Musician.

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

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  • 36

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  • 2.63

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  • 4.71

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Among musicians, Liberace ranks 349 out of 2,662Before him are Grigory Sokolov, Ginger Baker, Wilhelm Backhaus, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Lee Soo-man, and Bo Diddley. After him are Florian Schneider, Farid al-Atrash, Gregor Piatigorsky, Domenico Alberti, Leonardo De Lorenzo, and Jan Garbarek.

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Among people born in 1919, Liberace ranks 69Before him are Bob Paisley, Valentino Mazzola, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Kiichi Miyazawa, Peter Abrahams, and Wolfgang Wagner. After him are Maurice Herzog, Charles Sweeney, François Périer, Merce Cunningham, Licio Gelli, and Joe Weider. Among people deceased in 1987, Liberace ranks 47Before him are James Baldwin, Randolph Scott, Luis Federico Leloir, Yakov Zeldovich, Rouben Mamoulian, and Buddy Rich. After him are Eugen Jochum, Américo Tomás, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Salim Ali, Alistair MacLean, and William Stuart-Houston.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Liberace ranks 1,968 out of 18,182Before him are Bill Paxton (1955), Ken Norton (1943), Mark W. Clark (1896), Mandy Patinkin (1952), Christopher A. Sims (1942), and Bo Diddley (1928). After him are Linda Evans (1942), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Ian Somerhalder (1978), Elizabeth George (1949), Donna Reed (1921), and Thomas Mitchell (1892).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Liberace ranks 105Before him are Ray Conniff (1916), Robby Krieger (1946), Buddy Rich (1917), Billy Gibbons (1949), Burt Bacharach (1928), and Bo Diddley (1928). After him are David Crosby (1941), Peter Criss (1945), Robert Trujillo (1964), Jerry Reed (1937), Grace Slick (1939), and Johnny Winter (1944).