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|Also Known As:||Lillian Rutstein||Died:||May 12, 1980|
|Born:||December 13, 1910||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Boston, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||actor, singer|
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Boardwalk (1979) Ruth
Alice, Sweet Alice (1977) Pathologist
Take a Chance (1933) Wanda Hill
Ladies They Talk About (1933) Linda
Animal Crackers (1930) Arabella Rittenhouse
Sea Legs (1930) Asdriene
Honey (1930) Cora Falkner
The Love Parade (1930) Lulu
The Vagabond King (1930) Huguette
Galas de la Paramount (1930)
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Moved to New York (43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) from Boston
First assignment in show business: at age five posed as Educational Pictures' screen trademark, a living statue holding a lamp of knowledge
Worked as extra with sister and mother at Sam Goldwyn Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey (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
Broadway debut in "The Inner Man"; earned $1,500 per week (date approximate)
First time name in lights for Broadway revue, "Shavings"; billed as "Broadway's Youngest Star"
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)
First adult singing role in Chicago company of Shubert's risque "Artists and Models" revue (date approximate)
Introduced songs "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" and "Ain't She Sweet" on vaudeville circuit
Appeared in Texas Guinan's revue and "Earl Carroll's Vanities"
Had ingenue lead in first Ziegfeld show, "Midnight Frolics"
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William C Scott. Married in April 1931; divorced after a year.
Benjamin Shalleck. Judge. Married on January 31, 1933.
Arthur Rutstein. Salesperson. 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.
Ann Roth. Born 1913; acted with Roth as "Lillian Roth and Co." and "The Roth Kids" c. 1920-25.
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"I'll Cry Tomorrow"
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