|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 an extra with her sister and mother at Sam Goldwyn Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey
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"
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"
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 the songs "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" and "Ain't She Sweet" on the vaudeville circuit
Appeared in Texas Guinan's revue and "Earl Carroll's Vanities"
Had the ingenue lead in the first Ziegfeld show, "Midnight Frolics"