LIBEL – LIBER
Lawsuits and allegations of homosexuality
Liberace’s fame in the United States was matched for a time in the United Kingdom. In 1956, an article in The Daily Mirror by veteran columnist Cassandra (William Connor) mentioned that Liberace was “…the summit of sex—the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter. Everything that he, she, and it can ever want… a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love”, a description which did everything it could to imply he was homosexual without actually saying so.
Yesterdays News Posted on February 6th, 2006 – 1:28 AM Thursday, June 18, 1959: Liberace wins libel suit