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Helen Broderick (1891–1959)


Helen Broderick was a deliciously funny character comedienne with vaudeville and stage experience, a close friend of Jeanne Eagels. The story goes that, at the age of 14, she ran away from home because her mother (who featured in operatic comedy) was totally obsessed by the theatre. Ironically, all the people she met turned out to be performers, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Swing Time
Swing Time Mabel Anderson
(1936)
Top Hat
Top Hat Madge Hardwick
(1935)
Murder on a Bridle Path
Murder on a Bridle Path Hildegarde Withers
(1936)
No, No, Nanette
No, No, Nanette Mrs. Susan Smith
(1940)

Filmography

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 1946 Because of Him
Nora
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye
Mary Riley
 1944 Three Is a Family
Irma
 1944 Her Primitive Man
Mrs. Winthrop
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Glory Marlow Sr.
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Helen Broderick
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Aunt Julie
 1941 Nice Girl?
Cora Foster
 1941 Virginia
Theo Clairmont
 1940 No, No, Nanette
Mrs. Susan Smith
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady
Nancy Crocker
 1939 Honeymoon in Bali
Miss Lorna 'Smitty' Smith
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Aunt Martha Hogan
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Amanda Griffith
 1938 Service de Luxe
Pearl
 1938 The Road to Reno
Aunt Minerva
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Gloria Patterson
 1938 Radio City Revels
Gertie Shaw
 1937 She's Got Everything
Aunt Jane Carter
 1937 The Life of the Party
Pauline
 1937 Meet the Missus
Emma Foster, Mrs. Mid-Western
 1937 We're on the Jury
Mrs. Agnes Dean, aka Mrs. Jonathan Ashley Dean
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town
Mrs. Gwen Mayen
 1936 Swing Time
Mabel Anderson
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Mattie Dodson
 1936 Murder on a Bridle Path
Hildegarde Withers
 1936 Love on a Bet
Aunt Charlotte
 1935 To Beat the Band
Mrs. Freeda McCrary
 1935 Top Hat
Madge Hardwick
 1931 Cold Turkey (Short)
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen
Violet
 1931 Court Plastered (Short)
Helen Smith
 1930 For Art's Sake (Short)
 1930 Nile Green (Short)
 1924 High Speed
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Other Works:

Jumping Jupiter (1911). Musical/farce. See more »

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Trivia:

In addition to her appearances with Fred Astaire in Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936), Broderick starred with Astaire in the Broadway version of "The Band Wagon" in 1931. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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