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Mildred McCollom Rott Papers

Biography

Mildred McCollom Rott (1914 – ).

Mildred McCollom was born January 3, 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas and was reared there. In 1936, she auditioned and was hired by the Texas Centennial Live Stock & Frontier Days Exposition as a show girl for the Casa Manana Playhouse and Billy Rose’s Fort Worth Frontier Centennial 1936 - 1937 seasons. In the early 1940s, Miss McCollom travelled to New York with showman Billy Rose and his performance company. She appeared in many performances in New York and Florida. Miss McCollom married violinist Tyler H. Rott of New York where they lived until his death in 1993. After she retired, Ms. Rott moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

Provenance

The Mildred McCollom Rott Papers were donated to library’s Women’s Archive on January 22, 2009 by Ms. Rott via Rev. Melanie Odom-Groh, Christian Care Communities, Louisville, Kentucky.

Scope and Contents Note

The Mildred McCollom Rott Papers consists of one box or 1/2 linear feet of materials. Included in the collection are biographical materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Comprehensive dates for the collection are 1936-2009.

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Last updated: Sept. 17, 2014