Butterfingers was a childhood nickname because she used to drop everything!
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.
Resembled a dark haired version of Cybill Shepherd
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.