Patricia Broderick

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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 (? – 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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.


  1. ^ "Patricia Broderick, 78, artist, writer, mother of actor Matthew Broderick". 2003-12-02. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  2. ^ "MRS. MILTON H. BIOW, CHILD WELFARE HEAD; Advertising Man's Wife Built War Evacuation Center". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Sophie Taub Biow". 1943-02-27. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  4. ^ Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2005
  5. ^ Tom Tugend (16 December 2005). "Bialystock and Bloom Tell the Truth". JewishJournal. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Patricia Broderick, 78, Writer and Painter", obituary in The New York Times (November 22, 2003)

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