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Lillian Roth (Lillian Rutstein)

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Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Tragic songstress Lillian Roth (nee Lillian Rutstein), born in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1910, was given her first name in honor of singer Lillian Russell. She was the daughter of daunting stage parents who groomed her and younger sister Anne for stardom at an early age. The girls did not disappoint. In 1916, Lillian moved with her family to New York City where the youngsters found work as extras in films. Lillian's precocious talent was picked up on quickly and at age six made her Broadway debut in "The Inner Man. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Revolutionary Rhythm Dance Specialty

Illusion 1929

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Character: Arabella Rittenhouse

Animal Crackers 1930

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Character: Herself / Girl Singer

Paramount on Parade 1930

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Character: Himself - Singer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Writing