The World of Liberace

The World of Liberace

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 8:00pm

Photo: Liberace

Credit: Allen Warren

One of the most popular American entertainers of the 20th century was Liberace, a flamboyant pianist from the Midwest who became a cultural icon. Throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s, Liberace was one of the world's highest-paid entertainers. To his huge fan base, the legendary artist was beloved for his warmth, humor, and his unique musical repertoire. When serious music critics panned him, his pat response was, "I cried all the way to the bank." The World of Liberace, airing Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV,takes an enlightening look inside the life of the famed entertainer known as "Mr. Showmanship."