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Patricia Broderick

Patricia Broderick
Born Patricia Biow
February 23, 1925
New York City
Died November 18, 2003 (aged 78)
New York City
Occupation Playwright, painter
Spouse(s) James Broderick (March 7, 1927 – 1982 (his death)

Patricia Biow Broderick (February 23, 1925 – November 18, 2003) was an American playwright and painter. She was the wife of actor James Broderick and the mother of actor Matthew Broderick.

Life and career

Broderick was born Patricia Biow in New York City, New York, the daughter of Sophie (née Taub) and Milton H. Biow, president of an advertising firm.[1][2][3] Her family were Jewish immigrants from Germany and Poland.[4][5] She began writing plays in the 1940s and several of them were performed in New York and London. Her 1996 film, Infinity, was based on the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. She worked on the script of the 1989 Civil War drama Glory.

Her paintings were displayed in several galleries in New York and across the country. Broderick's partner of her last six years was the painter John Wesley.[6]


Patricia Broderick died of cancer on November 18, 2003, at her home in Greenwich Village, aged 78.


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • artnet
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