Liberace ne Wladziu Valentino "Lee" Liberace, West Allis WI, 1919-1987, CMV pneumonia as a result of AIDS, Italian-Polish heritage. Twin brother died at birth. Liberace was a classical pianist who also played popular songs. He was probably the greatest showman of all times due to his flamboyant costumes and engaging personality. The world lost a truly fine entertainer who truly loved his fans.