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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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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Boardwalk (1979) Ruth
2.
 Alice, Sweet Alice (1977) Pathologist
3.
 Ladies They Talk About (1933) Linda
4.
 Take a Chance (1933) Wanda Hill
5.
6.
 Madame Satan (1930)
7.
 The Love Parade (1930) Lulu
8.
 Honey (1930) Cora Falkner
9.
 Sea Legs (1930) Asdriene
10.
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1916:
Moved to New York (43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) from Boston
1916:
First assignment in show business: at age five posed as Educational Pictures' screen trademark, a living statue holding a lamp of knowledge
1917:
Worked as extra with sister and mother at Sam Goldwyn Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey (date approximate)
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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
1917:
Broadway debut in "The Inner Man"; earned $1,500 per week (date approximate)
1919:
First time name in lights for Broadway revue, "Shavings"; billed as "Broadway's Youngest Star"
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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)
1925:
First adult singing role in Chicago company of Shubert's risque "Artists and Models" revue (date approximate)
1927:
Introduced songs "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" and "Ain't She Sweet" on vaudeville circuit
1928:
Appeared in Texas Guinan's revue and "Earl Carroll's Vanities"
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Had ingenue lead in first Ziegfeld show, "Midnight Frolics"
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husband:
William C Scott. Married in April 1931; divorced after a year.
husband:
Benjamin Shalleck. Judge. Married on January 31, 1933.

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father:
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.
mother:
Katie Silverman.
sister:
Ann Roth. Born 1913; acted with Roth as "Lillian Roth and Co." and "The Roth Kids" c. 1920-25.

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