Lillian Roth

Actor, Singer
Born: 12/13/1910 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Boardwalk 1979 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Communion 1978 (Movie)

Pathologist (Actor)

Ladies They Talk About 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Animal Crackers (Movie)

Arabella Rittenhouse (Actor)

Illusion (Movie)

Singer (Actor)

Paramount on Parade (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Take a Chance (Movie)

Wanda Hill (Actor)

The Love Parade (Movie)

Lulu (Actor)

The Vagabond King (Movie)

Huguette (Actor)

Relationships

Katie Silverman

Mother

Ann Roth

Sister
born 1913 acted with Roth as "Lillian Roth and Co." and "The Roth Kids" c. 1920-25

Arthur Rutstein

Father
born in Russia bought to Boston at age four worked at father's produce market, ushered at night, sold produce, greeting cards, men's clothing, stocks and bonds operated waffle shop

William Scott

Husband
married in April 1931 divorced after a year

Benjamin Shalleck

Husband
married on January 31, 1933

Milestones

1928

Appeared in Texas Guinan's revue and "Earl Carroll's Vanities"

1927

Introduced songs "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" and "Ain't She Sweet" on vaudeville circuit

1925

First adult singing role in Chicago company of Shubert's risque "Artists and Models" revue (date approximate)

1919

First time name in lights for Broadway revue, "Shavings"; billed as "Broadway's Youngest Star"

1917

Broadway debut in "The Inner Man"; earned $1,500 per week (date approximate)

1917

Worked as extra with sister and mother at Sam Goldwyn Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey (date approximate)

1916

First assignment in show business: at age five posed as Educational Pictures' screen trademark, a living statue holding a lamp of knowledge

1916

Moved to New York (43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) from Boston

Had ingenue lead in first Ziegfeld show, "Midnight Frolics"

Became headliner with sister on the Keith vaudeville circuit; act billed as "Lillian Roth and Co.", Later as "The Roth Kids" from age 9 to 15 (date approximate)

Appeared in small parts in films: with sister played Constance and Norma Talmadge as children, portrayed Gernal Pershing's daughter in "Pershing's Crusade", sister played Theda Bara as child

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