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

  • ONE FOR THE AGES photo | Liberace

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Updated: Sunday May 26, 2013 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Oliver Jones and Nancy Mattia

ONE FOR THE AGES

"He was Madonna before Madonna and Lady Gaga before Lady Gaga," says Behind the Candelabra executive producer Jerry Weintraub, who was a friend of Liberace (pictured in 1985). "His live show was over-the-top in its flamboyance and excitement. I'm not sure anyone has ever topped it."