Liberace to grace Biography July 12

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 12 2001 12:00 AM ET

The A&E network’s popular Biography series will air “Liberace: Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful” July 12. The exceedingly flamboyant performer became one of the world's best-known and most popular entertainers, all the while hiding his homosexuality. He even sued the British tabloid Daily Mirror for printing, in 1956, that the sequined pianist was “a sniggering, snuggling, scent-impregnated, quivering, fruit-flavored, mincing heap of mother love,” a case he, surprisingly, won. His outsized presence, however, went on to influence a generation of pop stars. This North American premiere also features interviews with many of the people who knew him well. “Liberace: Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful” is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. and midnight Eastern and Pacific time. Check local listings.