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Lillian Roth (1910–1980)

Tragic songstress Lillian Roth (nee Lillian Rutstein), born in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1910, was given her first name in honor of singer Lillian Russell. She was the daughter of daunting stage parents who groomed her and younger sister Anne for stardom at an early age. The girls did not disappoint. In 1916, Lillian moved with her ... See full bio »

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Animal Crackers Arabella Rittenhouse
Madam Satan Trixie
Illusion Revolutionary Rhythm Dance Specialty


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 1979 Night-Flowers
Deaf Neighbor
 1979 Boardwalk
 1976 Alice Sweet Alice
Pathologist (as Miss Lillian Roth also)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Irene Contino
- Child of Trouble (1957) ... Irene Contino
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Man in Seven League Boots (1956) ... Nurse
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Outcast (1955) ... Elaine
 1939 Snow Follies (Short)
Lillian Roth, Singer
 1939 Arcade Varieties (Short)
Lillian Roth
 1939 With Best Dishes (Short)
 1934 Masks and Memories (Short)
 1934 Story Conference (Short)
Lillian Roth
 1933 Take a Chance
Wanda Hill
 1933 Million Dollar Melody (Short)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
 1932 Down Among the Sugar Cane (Short)
Lillian Roth
 1932 Naughty-Cal (Short)
 1931 Puff Your Blues Away (Short)
 1930 Sea Legs
 1930 Madam Satan
 1930 Meet the Boy Friend (Short)
 1930 Animal Crackers
Arabella Rittenhouse
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Lillian Roth - Episode 'Love Time'
 1930 Honey
Cora Falkner
 1930 The Vagabond King
 1929 The Love Parade
 1929 Illusion
Revolutionary Rhythm Dance Specialty
 1929 Raising the Roof (Short)
 1929 Lillian Roth and the Foster Girls (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage; Appered in "70, Girls, 70" on Broadway. Musical. Book by Fred Ebb and Norman L. Martin. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Book adapted by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play "Breath of Spring" by Peter Coke. Musical Director / Vocal arrangements by Oscar Kosarin. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Lillian Roth also


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Personal Quote:

My life was never my own. It was charted before I was born.


Butterfingers was a childhood nickname because she used to drop everything! See more »



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