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Molly Picon
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    (June 1, 1898-April 5, 1992)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Malka Opiekun
    Appeared in the films 'East and West' (1923), 'Yidl with His Fiddle' (1936), 'Come Blow Your Horn' (1963), 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1971), 'For Pete's Sake' (1975), 'The Cannonball Run' (1981) and 'Cannonball Run II' (1984)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Come Blow Your Horn' (1961), 'Milk and Honey' (1961), 'How to Be a Jewish Mother' (1967) and 'The Front Page' (1969)
    She began performing in the Yiddish theater at age six and dropped out of high school to pursue it as a career.
    At age 40, she played a twelve year old in 'Mamale.'
    She started her career typecast as boys or girls disguised as boys and ended it typecast as Jewish mothers and yentas.
    The Second Avenue Theater in New York was renamed in her honor.
    She was married to her frequent collaborator Jacob Kallich for 55 years until his death.
    She entertained US soldiers during World War II and performed at displaced persons camps after the war.
    After she told Helen Hayes 'People have called me the Helen Hayes of the Yiddish theater. I hope you don't mind,' Hayes replied, 'I would be proud to be called the Molly Picon of the American theater.'

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