- Helen Broderick
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Helen Broderick (
August 11, 1891– September 25, 1959) was an American filmand stage actressknown for her comic roles, especially as a wisecracking sidekick. On Broadway, she started as a chorus girl in " Follies of 1907", the first of Florenz Ziegfeld's annual revues. By the late 1920s, Broderick was playing leads and featured roles, most famously in " Fifty Million Frenchmen" and, in the early 1930s, the revues " The Band Wagon" and " As Thousands Cheer". Her film roles included the Astaire-Rogers movies Top Hatand Swing Time. Married to a little-known vaudevillian named Lester Crawford, she was the mother of actor Broderick Crawford.
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