PICON, MOLLY (née Maragret Pyckoon; 1898–1992), U.S. actress in Yiddish and English. Born in New York, she made her name playing Yiddish roles on 2nd Avenue. She was at Kessler's Theater for several years and in 1935 went touring in vaudeville with her husband, Jacob Kalich. From 1942 she managed the Molly Picon Theater in New York. After World War II she visited the DP camps, went touring in Australia, South Africa, and Europe. In 1960 she was back on the English stage playing the lead in A Majority of One in London and appeared on TV and in films. In 1961 she scored a successon Broadway in the musical Milk and Honey, and in 1967 appeared in How to be a Jewish Mother. She appeared in the film Fiddler on the Roof in 1970, while in 1982 she won an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the television drama Grandma Didn't Wave Back. Picon also appeared in the films Cannonball Run (1981) and its sequel Cannonball II (1984). As well as being an actress, Picon was also a songwriter and lyricist with nearly 100 songs to her name. Her book So Laugh a Little (1962) was written as a family biography. (Rohan Saxena (2nd ed.)

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  • Picon, Molly — (1898 1992)    Born in New York, Molly Picon grew up in Philadelphia where she and her mother sewed costumes for Yiddish theatre actors. She made her debut in an English language vaudeville act in 1904, although she spent much of her career on… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Picon, Molly — ▪ American actress born June 1, 1898, New York, N.Y., U.S. died April 6, 1992, Lancaster, Pa.       American actress and singer, the “Sweetheart of Second Avenue” in Yiddish theatre in New York City during the 1920s and 30s, who was known for her …   Universalium

  • Picon, Molly — (b. 1898)    American actress. She was born in New York. She played Yiddish roles on Second Avenue, acted at Kessler s Theatre, and went on tour with her husband, Jacob Kalich. From 1942 she managed the Molly Picon Theatre in New York. After… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Molly Picon — Born Małka Opiekun February 28, 1898(1898 02 28) New York City, New York, U.S. Died April 6, 1992(19 …   Wikipedia

  • Molly Picon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Picon. Molly Picon (yiddish: מאָלי פּיקאָן) est une actrice et chanteuse américaine du XXe siècle (1er juin 1898 – 5 avril 1992), ayant exercé sur scène, grand et petit écran. Vedette du théâtre yiddish …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Molly Picon — bei einem Auftritt für die U.S.O. am 21. März 1945 Molly Picon (* 1. Juni 1898 in New York City; † 5. April 1992 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania), jiddisch: מאָלי פּיקאָן) war eine US amerikanische Theater und Filmschauspielerin, die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Molly — ist ein weiblicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 Vorname 2.2 Familienname 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Picon (Begriffsklärung) — Picon steht für ein aus Frankreich stammendes Aperitifgetränk, siehe Picon Picon ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jean Pierre Picon (1926–2005), deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer Molly Picon (1898–1992), US amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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