Kitty Kelly

born: 27 April 1902
New York City, New York,
United States of America
died: 29 June 1968
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(cancer, age 66)

Short American actress. Kitty's father, Michael Joseph Broderick, died between 1902 (Kitty's birth) and 1905 (when her mother, Mary Kelly Broderick, remarried to William Lehne). In addition to her stage and screen career, Kitty also wrote poetry for magazines using her late father's name, "Michael Broderick," as a nom de plume.
Real name: Catherine Jane Agnes Broderick
Height: 4'11"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Beginner's Luck
Spanky's mother

Acknowledgements & sources: (birth record) (mother's re-marriage to Wm. Lehne, 1905) (1905 NY Census) (1910 Census) (1915 NY Census) (1920 Census; lists her as stepdaughter Catherine Broderick) (1940 Census) (CA Death Index - "Kitty Kelly") (CA Death Index - "Catherin Kelly") (CA Death Index - "Kathryn J Broderick") (Social Security Death Index) (Find a Grave)
"Catherine Jane Agnes Broderick from tree Kitty Kelly," (Minneapolis Star, 18 Sep 1937) (Valley Times [North Hollywood, CA], 28 Dec 1956) (Valley Times [North Hollywood, CA], 01 Jul 1968) (Los Angeles Times, 01 Jul 1968)
Jesse Brisson (research and information)

This page was last updated on: 18 September 2018