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Also Known As: Died: May 12, 1980
Born: December 13, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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 an extra with her sister and mother at Sam Goldwyn Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey
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Appeared in small parts in films: she and her sister played Constance and Norma Talmadge as children; she also portrayed General Pershing's daughter in "Pershing's Crusade"
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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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 the songs "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" and "Ain't She Sweet" on the vaudeville circuit
1928:
Appeared in Texas Guinan's revue and "Earl Carroll's Vanities"
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Had the ingenue lead in the first Ziegfeld show, "Midnight Frolics"

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