We celebrate this Christmas with a nostalgic look back at one of the most famous entertainers of the last century and his love for the Christmas season. Liberace not only recorded numerous Christmas albums which became top sellers, he had TV Christmas shows watched by millions and became celebrated for his lavish holiday decorating (he owned over eight homes and decorated them all!). Included below is his last appearance in public before he passed on, which was a Christmas TV show. We also offer his 1954 Christmas show below!
VGMH wishes you a peaceful holiday. Steve.
A self-proclaimed heterosexual, he spent the majority of his career fighting off rumours that he was gay. His last public appearance (Liberace had AIDS but did not tell the public) in 1987 was on a Christmas telecast of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which it fitting since he loved Christmas so much for his entire life. Oprah would later say that this was one of her most memorable moments in her own career (please see video of interview below). TV Guide magazine also listed this, his last performance, as one of the most memorable in the history of television itself.
Liberace puts up Christmas decorations outside his home in Sherman Oaks in December 1955. Below, Liberace's holiday decorating once included a piano perched on top of his home.