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Actress Meredith Baxter, whose fourth marriage is to a woman, and performer Liberace, who dealt with a palimony suit in his waning days.

Meredith Baxter by Greg Hernandez, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Liberace by Allan warren, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S14E11: Born This Way | Meredith Baxter & Liberace

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate, we’ve got a couple of rainbow-themed stories! First up, Alicia takes us through the three divorces of actress Meredith Baxter, and her happy marriage, since 2013, to her wife. Then, Stacie takes us through the life and times of pianist and performer Liberace, who faced America’s first same-sex palimony suit in 1982 after decades of denials that he was gay.


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Alicia’s Receipts

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering, by Meredith Baxter (amazon.com)

‘Family Ties’ star Meredith Baxter marries longtime girlfriend (tampabay.com)

Meredith Baxter unscripted – and consequences be damned – The Globe and Mail (theglobeandmail.com)

‘Family Ties’ Star Meredith Baxter Marries Partner Of 7 Years – Closer Weekly (closerweekly.com)

A Finish Worthy of Hollywood – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘Family Ties’ star Meredith Baxter hated her ‘enormous breasts’ (pagesix.com)

Meredith Baxter on Coming Out: ‘I Felt Unburdened’ – Video (oprah.com)

Meredith Baxter, on ‘Oprah,’ Calls Girlfriend the ‘Healthiest Relationship I Ever Had’ – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)

The Worst Moments of Meredith Baxter’s Troubled Marriage | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN (YouTube link)

David Birney slams Meredith Baxter’s abuse claims (today.com)

Meredith Baxter, former ‘Family Ties’ star, alleges ex-husband David Birney abused her – New York Daily News (nydailynews.com)


Stacie’s Receipts

Liberace: An American Boy, by Darden Asbury Pyron (amazon.com)

Transcript of Scott Thorson on Larry King Live in 2002 (cnn.com)

What Liberace reveals about the march of gay rights – BBC News (bbc.com)

Betty White: Bea Arthur was not fond of me | Ghostarchive (ghostarchive.org)

Sex, lies and candyfloss | Culture | The Guardian (theguardian.com)

Liberace Obituary in The Pittsburgh Press (news.google.com)

Suspect Held in Shooting of Liberace’s Former Lover | AP News (apnews.com)



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