Helen Broderick

Helen Broderick

Highest Rated: 100% Swing Time (1936)

Lowest Rated: 100% Swing Time (1936)

Birthday: Aug 11, 1891

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Educated by the Philadelphia and Boston school systems, Helen Broderick became a chorus dancer at age 14, despite protests from her parents. After service as a Ziegfeld beauty, Helen toured in vaudeville with her husband, comedian Lester Crawford. Developing a wry, withering comic style, she became a major Broadway performer in such musicals as The Band Wagon and As Thousands Cheer. Her movie career, which began in 1931 and ended in 1946, included memorable supporting stints in two Astaire-Rogers musicals (Top Hat and Swing Time) and the starring role of spinterish sleuth Hildegarde Withers in Murder on the Bridal Path (1936). Helen Broderick was the mother of Oscar-winning actor Broderick Crawford.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Chip Off The Old Block Actor 2012
No Score Yet Because of Him Nora 1946
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943
No Score Yet Father Takes a Wife Aunt Julie 1941
No Score Yet Nice Girl? Cora Foster, Housekeeper 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Mrs. Smith 1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Nancy Crocker 1940
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Aunt Martha 1939
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Miss Lorna Smith 1939
No Score Yet Stand Up and Fight Amanda Griffith 1939
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Gloria Patterson 1938
No Score Yet Service De Luxe Pearl 1938
No Score Yet She's Got Everything Aunt Jane 1937
No Score Yet We're on the Jury Mrs. Jonathan Ashley Dean 1937
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile) Mrs. Gwen Mayen 1936
100% Swing Time Mabel Anderson 1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out Mattie Dodson 1936
No Score Yet Murder on a Bridle Path Hildegarde Withers 1936
100% Top Hat Madge Hardwick 1935


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