Lillian Roth (December 13, 1910-May 12, 1980) was an American singer and actress. Roth was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was only 6 years old when her mother took her to Educational Pictures, where she became the company's trademark, symbolized by a living statue holding a lamp of knowledge. In her autobiography, she described being molested by the man who painted her as a statue. The following year she made her Broadway debut in The Inner Man. Her motion picture debut came in 1918 in Pershing's Crusaders as an extra. Together with her sister Ann she toured as 'Lillian Roth and Co.' At times the two were billed as 'The Roth Kids'. One of the most exciting moments for her came when she met U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
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