George Liberace

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1953 photograph of Liberace (left) and George Liberace (right)

George Liberace (July 31, 1911 – October 16, 1983) was an American musician and television performer.

Biography[edit]

Born in Menasha, Wisconsin, he was the elder brother and business partner of famed U.S. entertainer Liberace (Władziu Valentino Liberace or "Lee" to his friends). He appeared regularly on his brother's syndicated television show in the 1950s as violin accompanist and orchestral arranger. On occasions when he did not appear, Liberace would often say his catchphrase "I wish my brother George was here". In the 1960s and 1970s, his name was licensed to George Liberace Songsmiths, Inc., a mail-order music publishing operation of somewhat dubious integrity.[1] He lived most of his life in Palm Springs, California, in a house owned by his brother.[2]

George Liberace died of leukemia at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 16, 1983, at age 72, and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Action Line: Music, Maestro, Please". Independent Press-Telegram. June 16, 1968. p. 6. Retrieved February 2, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Wallace, David (2008). A City Comes Out. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade. p. 107. ISBN 978-1569803493. LCCN 2008022210. OCLC 209646547. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013.
  3. ^ George Liberace at Find a Grave

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