|Also Known As: ||
||May 12, 1980
||December 13, 1910
||Cause of Death:
||Boston, Massachusetts, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
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"