Liberace: His Life in Pictures

Pink-feathered costumes! A piano-shaped pool! Go Behind the Candelabra with PEOPLE's look at the flamboyant entertainer's most lavish moments

MAMA'S BOY

Few were closer to the entertainer than his "Mama," Frances. "She adored him, and he doted on her," says Reynolds, who sports a thick Polish accent and a bodysuit to play the matriarch (photographed with her son in 1954). "She was charming, but she didn't tell jokes. She wasn't show business at all."