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An Elegant & Eclectic Lillian

An Elegant & Eclectic Lillian

Lillian danced with Buddy Ebsen and Eddie Cantor in the 1920s and connected with her husband-to-be backstage during one of the troupe’s performances in the Twin Cities in the 1930s. The couple moved to St. Paul where Nate owned the textile business Minnesota Knitting Mills, which created military uniforms during World War II. The company later expanded into other types of clothing. “I just remember going to her house, and her telling stories, and she was very, very elegant, very eclectic,” Mark Kuller told the Star Tribune. “And she’d be like, ‘Hello, daaahling.’ You know? Very dramatic. It almost felt like, like … Bette Davis. It was just amazing growing up with her.”

Sadly, her life would come to an end at age 81.