Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Lillian Roth was born in 1910 by a different name, Lillian Rutstein. Roth was a famous actress and singer. Lillian Roth actually began working in the acting business at the age of 6, when she appeared in films, plays and revues. She was actually touted as “Broadway’s youngest star.”
In the late 20’s and early 30’s, Lillian Roth starred onstage in Earl Carroll’s Vanities as well as Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolics. She also starred in many successful Hollywood movies.
In 1953, Lillian Roth told her biography on a TV series called This is Your Life, and then one year later she released her personal autobiography which was called I’ll Cry Tomorrow. I’ll Cry Tomorrow became an international best seller and actually became a hit when it starred Susan Hayward in 1955. Susan Hayward actually won an Oscar Nomination for I’ll Cry Tomorrow.
In the personal life of Lillian Roth, she was known for having a drinking problem as well as having been married 8 times. Lillian Roth made a comeback in nightclubs as well as onstage when she appeared in I Can Get It For You Wholesale and 70 Girls 70 and then in the 1977 film Communion. Lillian Roth passed away at the age of 1980.