Legendary character actress, Helen Broderick, was born on Aug 11, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Broderick died at the age of 68 on Sep 25, 1959 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY.
The mother of Broderick Crawford, Helen Broderick was a Broadway favorite for many years, brightening comedies and musicals with her caustic humor and ability to sing, dance, or do almost anything else required of her. In movies, often working with topnotch performers like Victor Moore, she was fated to be cast in third-rate productions of second-rate screenplays. When a good one came along, like Top Hat (1935), she was marvelous. Other films include 50 Million Frenchmen (1931), Love on a Bet (1936), Meet the Missus (1937), Father Takes a Wife (1941) and Because of Him (1946).(Source: available at Amazon The Movie Makers [please note: the book has some data errors which have been corrected in this article by CMH]).
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Broderick was never nominated for an Academy Award.
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Her name may not be well-known to modern audiences, but her face is immediately recognizable to classic film fans.?Throughout the 1930s and 40s, actress appeared as the wisecracking pal of numerous Hollywood stars, always bringing a shot of well-timed droll humor to every role. In ma... Read full article
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Dale Tremont: Madge, have you any objections if I scare your husband so that he'll never look at another woman?
Madge Hardwick: Dale, no husband is ever too scared to look.
Mrs. Susan Smith: Your horoscope says "Beware of 1940."
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