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Molly Picon (Malka Opiekun)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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 performing from age 5 but broke into the big time with a vaudeville act called "The Four Seasons" in 1919, eventually making a comedy name for herself in the Second Avenue Theatres on the Lower East Side back in New York. Read more...

Actor

Character: Khavtshi Samet aka Mamele

Mamele 1938

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Character: Soda-Selling Shopkeeper

The Naked City 1948

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Character: Mrs. Sophie Baker

Come Blow Your Horn 1963

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Character: Mom Goldfarb

The Cannonball Run 1981

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Character: Grandma Mona

The Facts of Life 1979

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Character: Sally Needleman

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Mrs. Rachel Bronson

Car 54, Where Are You? 1961

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Character: Sarah Rabinowitz

Startime 1959

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Character: Ida Forman

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Mother Mishkin

Vega$ 1978

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