Lillian Roth Overview:

Actress, Lillian Roth, was born Lillian Rutstein on Dec 13, 1910 in Boston, MA. Roth died at the age of 69 on May 12, 1980 in New York City, NY .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By David on Oct 31, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

This is part of the CMBA Forgotten Stars Blogathon. Be sure to check all entries! (1910-80) wasn't the first performer to struggle with alcoholism and mental illness. But she was, arguably, the first one to make her fight public and reignite her career in the process, long before th... Read full article


- I'll Cry Tommorrow

By Emma on Jul 3, 2012 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

I was reading the beginning of the fabulous autobiography of the tragic and talented called 'I'll Cry Tommorrow'. I found this interesting passage regarding the early Precode film she costarred in, 'Madam Satan' (1929) and the director Cecil B. DeMille: "...Hollywood's famed dress desi... Read full article


- I'll Cry Tommorrow

By Emma on Jul 3, 2012 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

I was reading the beginning of the fabulous autobiography of the tragic and talented called 'I'll Cry Tommorrow'. I found this interesting passage regarding the early Precode film she costarred in, 'Madam Satan' (1929) and the director Cecil B. DeMille: "...Hollywood's famed dress desi... Read full article


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Lillian Roth Facts
Was portrayed by Susan Hayward in the film I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955). The film was made after her autobiography of the same title was published, in which she wrote about her experiences with alcoholism.

Resembled a dark haired version of Cybill Shepherd

In 1953 Ralph Edwards aired Lillian's tragic story on a special telecast of his "This Is Your Life" (1952) series. It drew the largest amount of mail in the show's history.

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