Molly Picon (1898–1992)


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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

(1971)
The Cannonball Run Mom Goldfarb
(1981)
Yidl mitn fidl Itke aka Judel
(1936)
Come Blow Your Horn Mrs. Sophie Baker
(1963)

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 1984 Young People's Specials (TV Series)
Grandma
- Grandma Didn't Wave Back (1984) ... Grandma
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Mrs. Goldfarb
 1981-1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Grandma Mona
- A Death in the Family (1984) ... Grandma Mona
- From Russia with Love (1981) ... Grandma Mona
 1981 The Cannonball Run
Mom Goldfarb
 1980 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Sally Needleman
- If You Can't Stand the Heat (1980) ... Sally Needleman
 1979 That's Life
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Mother Mishkin
- Mother Mishkin (1978) ... Mother Mishkin
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Ida Goldman
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Mrs. Cherry
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof
Yente
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Sarah Briskin #1 (1975)
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series)
- Molly (1969)
 1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Molly Gordon
- A Little Chicken Soup Wouldn't Hurt (1968) ... Molly Gordon
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ida Forman
- The Eleventh Commandment (1963) ... Ida Forman
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn
Mrs. Sophie Baker
 1961-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Mrs. Rachel Bronson / Mrs. Bronson
- Joan Crawford Didn't Say No (1963) ... Mrs. Rachel Bronson
- Occupancy, August 1st (1962) ... Mrs. Rachel Bronson
- I Won't Go (1961) ... Mrs. Bronson
 1960 A Majority of One (TV Movie)
Mrs. Jacoby
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Sarah Rabinowitz
- The Jazz Singer (1959) ... Sarah Rabinowitz
 1948 The Naked City
Soda-Selling Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1938 Mamele
Khavtshi Samet aka Mamele
 1937 Let's Make a Night of It
Specialty Act (uncredited)
 1936 Yidl mitn fidl
Itke aka Judel
 1929 Molly Picon (Short)
Various roles
 1923 Good Luck
Mollie (as Maly Picon)
 1922 Hütet eure Töchter (as Maly Picon)
 1921 Das Judenmädel (Short) (as Maly Picon)
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She acted in Jerry Herman's musical, "Milk and Honey," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Alternate Names:

Maly Picon

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Trivia:

In 1934, Picon had a musical comedy radio show, the Molly Picon Program, on WMCA in New York City. In 1938, Picon starred in I Give You My Life on the same station. That program "combined music and dramatic episodes that purported to be the story of her life." Two years later, she starred in Molly Picon's Parade, a variety show (also on W.M.C.A.). See more »

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Pisces

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