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Molly Picon (1898–1992)


The little "yente" with the big, expressive talent, New York-born Yiddish icon Molly Picon entertained theater, radio, TV and film audiences for over seven decades (from age 6) with her song-and-dance routines while helping to popularize the Yiddish culture into the American mainstream as well as overseas. Raised in Philadelphia, she was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Fiddler on the Roof
(1971)
The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run Mom Goldfarb
(1981)
Come Blow Your Horn
Come Blow Your Horn Mrs. Sophie Baker
(1963)
For Pete's Sake
For Pete's Sake Mrs. Cherry
(1974)

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 1984 Cannonball Run II
Mrs. Goldfarb
 1981 The Cannonball Run
Mom Goldfarb
 1979 That's Life
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn
Mrs. Sophie Baker
 1948 The Naked City
Soda-Selling Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1937 Let's Make a Night of It
Specialty Act (uncredited)
 1936 Yidl mitn fidl
Itke aka Judel
 1923 Good Luck
Mollie (as Maly Picon)
 1922 Hütet eure Töchter (as Maly Picon)
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Other Works:

She acted in Leonard Spigelgass's play, "A Majority of One," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Martyn Green in the cast. Jacob Kalish was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Maly Picon

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Trivia:

In 2007, she was featured in the film Making Trouble, a tribute to female Jewish comedians, produced by the Jewish Women's Archive. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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