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Molly Picon is a Actor American born on 1 june 1898 at New York City (USA)

Molly Picon

Molly Picon
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Birth name Małka Opiekun
Nationality USA
Birth 1 june 1898 at New York City (USA)
Death 5 april 1992 (at 93 years) at Lancaster (USA)

Molly Picon (Yiddish: מאָלי פּיקאָן‎; February 28, 1898 – April 5, 1992) was a U.S. actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a lyricist and dramatic story-teller.

She was first and foremost a star in Yiddish theatre and film, but in time she turned to English-language productions.

Best films

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Usually with

Hal Needham
Hal Needham
(2 films)
Dean Martin
Dean Martin
(3 films)
Norman Lear
Norman Lear
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Molly Picon (11 films)

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Cannonball Run II, 1h48
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Rating49% 2.453042.453042.453042.453042.45304
Having lost the first Cannonball Run race, Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) is ordered by his father (Ricardo Montalban) to go back to America and win another Cannonball Run in order to "emblazon the Falafel name as the fastest in the world." When Sheik Abdul points out that there is no Cannonball Run that year, his father simply tells him to "buy one."
The Cannonball Run, 1h35
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Roles Mom Goldfarb
Rating61% 3.099613.099613.099613.099613.09961
Race teams have gathered in Connecticut to start a cross-country car race. One at a time, teams drive up to the starters' stand, punch a time card to indicate their time of departure, then take off.
Murder on Flight 502, 1h37
Directed by George McCowan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel, Sonny Bono, Dane Clark, Laraine Day
Roles Ida Goldman
Rating52% 2.613612.613612.613612.613612.61361
Flight 502 takes off from New York City to London. At the airport, a fake bomb threat leads to Head of Security Robert Davenport (George Maharis) finding a letter he would not have received until the next morning. The letter explains a series of murders will take place on Flight 502 before it lands. He and his team go over the backgrounds of all the passengers to find possible suspects. In the air, Captain Larkin (Robert Stack), off duty Police Officer Daniel Myerson (Hugh O'Brian), and flight attendant Karen White (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) look for suspicious passengers. Relationships develop on board between elderly singles Charlie Parkins (Walter Pidgeon) and Ida Goldman (Molly Picon), rock star Jack Marshall (Sonny Bono) and Dorothy Saunders (Rosemarie Stack), and mystery writer Mona Briarly (Polly Bergen) and suave passenger Paul Barons (Fernando Lamas). Briarly suspects Barons is actually a criminal who got away with stealing seven million dollars from a bank, but Barons denies it.
For Pete's Sake, 1h27
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, William Redfield, Louis Zorich, Richard Ward
Roles M Cherry
Rating65% 3.2956353.2956353.2956353.2956353.295635
Pete Robbins est chauffeur de taxi, faute de moyens, il n’a pu faire d’études. Sa femme Henry, qui l’adore, va tout faire pour trouver sa place dans la société. Elle va prendre des risques financiers qui vont mettre son mari dans une situation problématique…
Fiddler on the Roof, 2h52
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Paul Michael Glaser
Roles Yente
Rating79% 3.9989453.9989453.9989453.9989453.998945
In 1905, Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman living in the Russian village of Anatevka, explains to the audience what keeps the Jews of Anatevka going is the balance they achieve through following their ancient traditions, comparing their precarious circumstance to a fiddler on a roof: trying to scratch out a pleasant tune, while not breaking their necks. The fiddler appears throughout the film as a metaphoric reminder of the Jews' ever-present fears and danger, and also as a symbol of the traditions Tevye is trying to hold on to as his world changes around him. While in town, Tevye meets Perchik, a radical Marxist from Kiev. Tevye invites Perchik to stay with him and his family, and as a deal, offers him food, in exchange for Perchik tutoring his daughters.
Come Blow Your Horn, 1h52
Directed by Bud Yorkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb, Molly Picon, Barbara Rush, Tony Bill, Jill St John
Roles Mrs. Sophie Baker
Rating60% 3.0499453.0499453.0499453.0499453.049945
Buddy Baker is bored living with his parents. He goes to the big-city apartment of older brother Alan, who works for their father's artificial-fruit company but never lets business interfere with a good time.
Mamele (1938)
, 1h37
Directed by Konrad Tom
Themes Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Molly Picon
Roles Khavtshi Samet
Rating67% 3.3799853.3799853.3799853.3799853.379985
Set in Łódź, the film revolves around Khavtshi Samet (Picon), a Cinderella figure, who has taken on maternal responsibility for her family after the death of her mother — hence the title, Mamele, or 'little mother.' Khavtshi is required to shop, cook and clean up after her unappreciative family. Furthermore, she must keep her siblings out of trouble: her younger brother gets mixed up with crooks and her sister Berta (Bullman) has eyes for the gangster Maks Katz (Menashe Oppenheim). Eventually Khavtshi's morale breaks, and she moves in with the handsome musician Schlesinger (Zayenda) across the courtyard. In this period of distress Khavtshi imagines the life of her grandmother in a dream-like song and dance sequence. The Samet family begs for Khavtshi to return, which she does with Schlesinger. The film closes with Khavtshi busy preparing the feast during her wedding.
Yiddle with His Fiddle, 1h32
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Molly Picon
Roles Itke/Judel
Rating65% 3.2855853.2855853.2855853.2855853.285585
Arye and his daughter Itke are musicians, or klezmorim, who became impoverished and were evicted from their home in Kazimierz. Arie sees no choice but to embark on a career of a travelling band, but fears for the safety of his daughter on the dangerous roads. Itke solves the problem by disguising herself as a boy and adopts the persona of "Yidl", ostensibly Arie's son. During their voyages, they meet another pair of merrymakers, the father-and-son duo Isaac and Ephraim Kalamutker, with whom they form a quartet and roam through the Polish countryside seeking engagements. "Yidl" falls in love with Ephraim, who is utterly oblivious to the true sex of his companion. The four are hired to perform in the wedding of young Teibele to the old, rich man Zalman Gold. The bride had to cancel her prior engagement with her true love, Yosl Fedlman, for her late father left many unpaid debts. Yidl takes pity on Teibele and the quartet smuggle her out of the party and have her join them as vocalist. To Yidl's dismay, Ephraim is enamored with the young woman. Itke reveals her true self to Isaac, who determines to assist her and leaves to locate Yosl. When arriving in Warsaw, the group become a success and are hired to perform in a concert. However, personal tensions between the members run high. Efraim signs a contract with a local orchestra. Teibele's lost match finally arrives, and they run off together before the show. Yidl, quite by accident, takes her place and recounts her entire story and love for Efraim in song form. She is applauded and signed on a contract for a career in the United States. Having learned the truth, Efraim abandons his commitments and joins her on the ship to New York.
The Jazz Singer, 1h
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Actors Jerry Lewis, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eduard Franz, Molly Picon, Alan Reed
Rating68% 3.418433.418433.418433.418433.41843
Cantor Rabinowitz (Eduard Franz) is upset that his son Joey (Jerry Lewis) has left home to pursue a career as a singer/comedian after showing no interest in carrying on the family's tradition of being Cantors in the synagogue. After five generations of doing so, it appears that Joey is more interested in making jokes and singing jazz music.