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Lillian Roth

Lillian Roth (December 13, 1910 – May 12, 1980) was an American singer and actress.

Her life story was told in the 1955 film I'll Cry Tomorrow, in which she was portrayed by Susan Hayward, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 13th, 1910 (Boston), Died May 12th, 1980 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer, soprano vocal


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1927-07-15-04] 10-in. 7/15/1927 Hanna Lee Lillian Roth Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 85699 1/13/1954 Did you ever see a dream walking? Lillian Roth performer  
Decca 85700 1/13/1954 I'll cry tomorrow Lillian Roth performer  
Decca 85701 1/13/1954 Eadie was a lady Lillian Roth performer  
Decca 85702 1/13/1954 Please tell me when Lillian Roth performer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roth, Lillian," accessed July 27, 2021,

Roth, Lillian. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from

"Roth, Lillian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

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