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Ms. Broderick was born on February 24th, 1959 in Falmouth, KY. She has done numerous movies and television series, but her latest is, of course, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." She plays Zelda, the older, and more practical of Sabrina's two aunts.
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Her most recent television movie was "Champions:A Love Story", in which she played the mother of the girl who's boyfriend has terminal cancer. I've seen a few of her movies, and I have to say that my favorite so far lies between "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "Maternal Instinct". These are more than just minor roles. In one she plays a Doctor, and in the other she plays a call girl.
Like several of her fellow tgif stars, Beth is busy fixing up her brand new house! This summer she's remodeling, redecorating, refurbishing and re-landscaping her new digs in the lovely Hollywood Hills. But to balance out the heavy physical labor, she's also putting in some good mental labor too, as we hear that Beth is also writing a script! I can't wait to find out what she's writing about!!!
Some info on Beth I have picked up while surfing the net:
Beth Broderick Zelda on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
Beth Broderick has been a talented force in the world of entertainment for well over a decade, playing a wide variety of wildly diverse characters on-stage and in film and television. She is an accomplished screenwriter, director, entrepreneur and humanitarian.
Born in Falmouth, Kentucky, Broderick was raised in Huntington Beach, California. After graduating high school early at age 16, she went on to study the craft of acting at the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. Upon graduating from the Academy's rigorous training program at 18, she moved to New York and began her professional acting career. Broderick made her motion picture debut in 1988 as the sexy neighbor who seduces a young, innocent Jonathan Silverman in "Stealing Home," which starred Jodie Foster and Mark Harmon. She has also appeared in "Bonfire of the Vanities," American Playhouse's "1000 Pieces of Gold," "Shadowhunter," "French Exit" and "Man of the Year." Most recently, she appeared in Columbia's "Fools Rush In," which stars Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. Broderick recently starred in the television series, "The Five Mrs. Buchanans," which also starred Judith Ivey. She was a series regular on "Hearts Afire" and "Glory Days," where she played a straight-shooting newspaper editor opposite Brad Pitt. She also guest starred on such television series as "Northern Exposure," "Murphy Brown," "Married . . . With Children," "Mancuso: FBI," "Tales From the Darkside" and many others. She starred with Jane Seymour and Parker Stevenson in the television movie, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," as well as "Into the Deep Woods," directed by Arthur Hill. She was seen in the telefilm, "Justice in a Small Town," and most recently in "Maternal Instincts," opposite Delta Burke. Amidst her ongoing film and television work, Broderick continues to return to her first love, the theater. A strong believer in sustaining and supporting theater in Los Angeles, she has appeared in "Carnal Knowledge," "Triplets in Uniform" and "Zastrozzi, the Master of Discipline," which she also co-produced. In New York and at regional theater companies across the country, she has starred in "The Mousetrap," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Company," "Talking With," "The Lion in Winter," "Steambath" and "Tiger at the Gates"; as well as off-Broadway productions of "Murder at the Rutherford House" and "Elizabeth Rex: The Musical." Broderick and her writing partner, Dennis Bailey, have recently completed a screenplay, "Woodrow's Trumpet." Her works as a writer also include "A Cup of Joe," as well as "Wonderland" and "Literatti," with Bailey. During the hiatus, Broderick and Bailey presented a staged reading of their screenplay, "Three for the Money," a comedy starring Broderick, Judith Ivey and Jean Smart, which she is currently preparing to produce through her company, Regardless Films. In addition, as an experienced director in a variety of media, she recently guided a half-hour pilot presentation, "Trio," for Warner Bros. Television. On the personal side, Broderick has been active in the battle against AIDS since 1984. She is proud to be a founding director of Momentum, one of the first organizations in New York established to assist people with AIDS. Today, she continues the fight on every level, from education and awareness to fundraising and care-giving. Broderick was also a founding member of the Celebrity Action Council of the City Light Women's Rehabilitation Program at the Los Angeles Mission, which provides hands-on service to homeless women, and helps them to overcome substance abuse and learn job skills to help them reclaim their lives and families. Vital Statistics
HEIGHT: 5'8"
HAIR: Blonde (Naturally Red)
EYES: Green
Actress filmography (1990s) (1980s)
1. Champion's Fight, A (1998) (TV) .... Patricia Ellis ... aka Don't Die My Love (1998) (TV)
2. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Spellbound (1998) (VG) (voice) .... Aunt Zelda
3. Breast Men (1997) (TV) .... Terri 4. Women Without Implants (1997) 5. "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996) TV Series .... Zelda Spellman 6. Maternal Instincts (1996) .... Dr. Warden 7. French Exit (1995) 8. Man of the Year (1995) .... Kelly Bound 9. "Five Mrs. Buchanans, The" (1994) TV Series .... Delilah Buchanan 10. Justice in a Small Town (1994) (TV) .... Melissa Brewer ... aka Hard Evidence (1994) (TV) 11. Shadowhunter (1993) (TV) .... Bobby Cain 12. In the Deep Woods (1992) (TV) .... Myra 13. "Hearts Afire" (1992) TV Series .... Dee Dee Starr (1993-1993) and 14. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1992) (TV) .... Laura 15. Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990) .... Caroline Heftshank 16. "Glory Days" (1990) TV Series .... Sheila Jackson 17. Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990) .... Berthe 18. Stealing Home (1988) .... Sexy Neighbor 19. Slammer Girls (1987) .... Abigail ... aka Big Slammer, The (1987) 20. If Looks Could Kill (1986) .... Newswoman 21. Young Nurses in Love (1986) .... Putnam ***Notable TV guest appearances 1. "Teen Angel" (1997) playing "Zelda Spellman" in episode: "One Dog Night" (episode # 1.7) 11/7/1997 2. "Men in Black: The Series" (1997) (voice) 1997 3. "Northern Exposure" (1990) playing "Linda Angelo" in episode: "It Happened In Juneau" (episode # 3.21) 5/4/1992 4. "Doctor Doctor" (1989) playing "Roxanne Abrams" in episode: "Two Angry Men" 7/6/1991 5. "Married... with Children" (1987) playing 6. "Miss Penza" in episode: "And Baby Makes Money" (episode # 5.11) 12/16/1990 7. "Murphy Brown" (1988) playing "Rita" in episode: "Bad Girls" (episode # 2.19) 2/19/1990 8. "Matlock" (1986) playing "Jane Barnes" in episode: "Hucksters, The" (episode # 2.18) 2/16/1988
***This week on Sabrina:Sabrina's spell to help Valerie overcome an embarrassing moment backfires, humiliating Sabrina instead. Meanwhile, Salem tries to kiss a beautiful lady veterinarian to break the spell that turned him into a cat.***
Here's a pic of the cast of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", doesn't Beth look adorable in this picture?
By the way, if you are a BIG fan of any of the lead characters in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", you might want to check out the PC game "Sabrina the Teenage Witch:Spellbound". It has Melissa Joan Hart, Beth Broderick, Caroline Rhea, Nate Richert, Jenna Greene and Nick Bakay doing the voices. It is a cute game, made for the younger crowd. But like I said, if you're a true fan and collector, you might want to get it just for the voices.
Here's a pic of the TV Guide that I just won off of ANNA!!!!!
.....and here's the interview that is in it!!!
This is an interview with Beth, and Melissa Joan Hart and Caroline Rhea, that appeared in a Canadian TV GUIDE in April of 1999.
The Title of the Interview is "Magic Formula"
And the write up on the cover states: "How SABRINA'S spellbinding trio stays so bewitching."
The Title of the Interview on the inside is: "The Witching 1/2 Hour".
Interview set up:
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is the sunniest show about the black arts ever, thanks, of course, to Melissa Joan Hart, the hight-spirited and hilarious young actress who makes sure this fanciful cauldron of comic mayhem remains down to earth. Whether she's floundering with her latest boyfriend or conspiring with the show's strangely animatronic feline: Salem, Hart keeps the show perky and lively, the popular anchor to the ABC network's Friday family programming.
TV GUIDE recently caught up with Hart, as well as BETH BRODERICK and Caroline Rhea, who play her aunts Zelda and Hilda, guardians who, if anything, need supervision far more than Sabrina. Over Mexican food on the show's school cafeteria set, they were mum only on the issue of the season's ongoing plot device-a family secret that Sabrina must discover in order to assume all her witchly powers. ("It's a really good secret. I gotta say," says Rhea, "We thought it was just a device for getting guest stars on the show.") But they discussed just about everything else, from boys to men and from creepy fans to Hart's bottom.
TVG:"Clarissa Explains it All" (An old children's cable series starring Hart) recently began airing in Canada. Do you have any memories about that?
Melissa:Oh, my God, yeah. I was kind of young to have that much responsibility. I wouldn't recommend it to any teenagers. People come down on people my age for playing teenagers, but I think it's so much better to have older people playing teenagers than to have teen actors missing out on things like high school.
Caroline:When I saw "Clarissa" last summer, I couldn't believe what a little baby she was. My nephew, who is four, is obsessed and loves Melissa. He also loves "Larissa", but refuses to accept that it's the same person.
BETH:The reach of the show's popularity amazes me. I did a movie in Canada early last summer, and right across the street from the set was a boy's school. They were lined up on the sidewalk, all these boys-they are so into "Sabrina". Caroline:I was going through customs in Canada at Christmas, and I had tons of presents, and the guy goes, "Don't worry, I recognize you; you're that girl from TV." And I go, "Oh, well, thanks." and he says "You're on '3rd Rock From the Sun'" I go, "Okay". Alien, witch-close enough. I'm not paying duty, that's the bottom line. Melissa (Looking at publicity photos from the show):I always have my hand on my butt. BETH:It's just a magnet, honey. Hart (Quickly):Of course, I'm looking at publicity photos. TVG:Thanks for clarifying. Caroline:We've watched Melissa evolve from little girl to sexy momma. Melissa:Sexy momma-Thanks. BETH:What do you wanna be called, then? Melissa:Sexy Momma's fine with me. BETH:It tortures us that she's growing up because we all wanna give her advice and she doesn't want to take it. Completely, exactly like her character on the show. Melissa:I take it a lot, though. I ask for it. These women, they know what they're doing. I'll ask mainly about boys. Boys, career, anything. Caroline:I know about boys and Beth knows about men. TVG:And the difference is......? Caroline:Boys are slightly less irritating and their skin is better. BETH:Men come in handy. Number one, they eat my food. And number two, they move heavy things. TVG:What has impressed you most about Melissa's evolution on this show? Caroline:She has the most unbelievable, uncanny ability to memorize dialog unlike anyone I've ever seen. Melissa:Really? A lot of it comes from "Clarissa", which I did for four years, and there was tons of dialog in that. I had monologues, two page monologues three times a show. So it's easier for me to memorize scene by scene whereas on "Clarissa" I had from 10 to 15 lines per scene. Caroline (Chiding her):I give you this compliment, and then you're like, lemme explain this compliment. Melissa:I'm just..... Caroline:You're just saying you're a smart little cookie. TVG (To Beth):And do you have any compliments that she could elucidate on? BETH:I really, really, really think she has great hair. Caroline (To Melissa):Now give us compliments. Melissa:First of all, Caroline knows everything about astrology and can tell you anything about a boy. She knows all this boy information for some reason. It's unbelievable. She can't give herself advice though. Caroline (Mock Horror):Excuse me, that was the compliment? Now to your Auntie Beth. Melissa:Beth, too, is great at men. The two of them are like sisters to me and have taught me so much. Beth is very into old school actor's training techniques, so she keeps me professional, she keeps me in check. It's funny, because they get along so well, they're both very opposite-kind of like yin and yang. TVG:I have to admit, the animatronic cat creeps me out a little bit. Caroline:Let's tell him what the cat is. Melissa:The cat is a drunk rabbit with a hairpiece. Caroline:Right. An alchoholic rabbit wearing a hairpiece. We took this big haitus in September and said it was because Melissa did a movie, but it was actually because Salem went to Betty Ford. BETH:Kitty Ford. TVG:If anyone runs into you and asks you to perform some witchcraft, do you have a trick handy? Melissa:Ever see Caroline on "Hollywood Squares"? There's magic there. BETH:I made this tostada disappear. Caroline:I can make career opportunities disappear with my big mouth. But you know what men constantly ask me? This is the only thing that drives me crazy. I'll be in line somewhere, and they'll say, "Why don't you make the line move faster? If you have magic why are you even in line?" Melissa:I always get, "Can you make my wife disappear?" BETH:Oh, that's nice. Melissa:I know. It's sad. TVG:What's the tenor of your fan mail? BETH:Mine is all from adults. Most of them are men. Caroline:Mine is virtually 90 per cent from men. Apparently, only three little girls watch the show. BETH:I do get a couple of girls, and I try to answer them. They say, "Aunt Zelda, you're the only one who'll understand; my mom works all the time and I have this problem and I think you can understand me". When I get those, I do write back. Caroline:I get ones that say, "Dear Aunt Hilda, I'm crazy too." BETH:And we've gotten the bikini catalogues. Caroline (Quoting):"Pick your favorite bikini and fill in your size and I will send it to you. And then please have yourself photographed in it." "Dear Fat Chance..." I had to explain to my assistant that when she's addressing replies, "SP" stands for State Prison. Melissa:I get little girls, little boys, college kids. Old men. BETH:But the show is meaningful to kids, and I think it does have a great message. I mean, I wish when I was a kid that I'd been watching a show where women were so clever and so forthright and powerful. I love the way that Sabrina deals with boys. I love the equality in thier relationships. We didn't have that when I was a kid. We didn't have people like that to look at. PS...SIGN MY GUESTBOOK!!!!!
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