Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. Debuting Sunday, May 26, exclusively on HBO.
'Behind the Candelabra'
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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon. photo: Claudette Barius/HBO
Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson. photo: Claudette Barius/HBO