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.
Butterfingers was a childhood nickname because she used to drop everything!
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.
Following the Broadway opening of the musical "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" in 1962, producer David Merrick raised her name to sole star billing over the title (above Barbra Streisand, Elliott Gould and Sheree North).
Was cast to play one of the aunts in the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Ave.", but was replaced during rehearsal.
Upon her death, her remains were interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York. The location plot is Section 26, Grave 039.