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Lillian Roth (1910–1980)


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

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Animal Crackers Arabella Rittenhouse
(1930)
Madam Satan Trixie
(1930)
Alice, Sweet Alice Pathologist
(1976)
(1930)

Filmography

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

Other Works:

(Aug. 13, 1917-Unknown) "Inner Man" (Sept. 2, 1918-Oct. 12.1918) "Penrod" (Nov. 18, 1918-March, 1919) "The Betrothal" (Feb. 16, 1920-June, 1920) "Shavings" (July 5, 1927-Sept. 24, 1927) "Padlocks of 1927" (August 27, 1931-April 9, 1932) "Earl Carroll's Vanities" (April 29, 1932-Unknown) "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic" (August 27, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Miss Lillian Roth

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Thomas Burt McGuire  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

Arthur Rutstein | Katie Silverman
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Was portrayed by Susan Hayward in the film I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955). The film was made after her autobiography of the same title was published, in which she wrote about her experiences with alcoholism. See more »

Nickname:

Butterfingers

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