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Yiddish Theater

Molly Picon

A lively comic actress with a talent for playing tomboys, Molly Picon brought Yiddish theater to a wider American audience.

Stella Adler premieres Awake and Sing

February 19, 1935

Stella Adler premieres Awake and Sing.

Stella Adler

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Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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Benson, Stephen

Stella Adler, star of Yiddish theater, in Shadow of the Thin Man.

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Molly Picon in "Car 54, Where Are You?"

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Molly Picon appeared on several popular TV shows, including A Family Affair, The Jack Paar Show, Dr. Kildare, and here as Mrs. Bronson in an October 21, 1962 episode of Car 54, Where Are You?
Courtesy of NBC Television.
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Benson, Stephen

Molly Picon appeared on several popular TV shows, including A Family Affair, The Jack Paar Show, Dr. Kildare, and here as Mrs. Bronson in an October 21, 1962 episode of Car 54, Where Are You?


Courtesy of NBC Television.

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Molly Picon at a USO Club, March 21, 1945

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Molly Picon performs at a USO club, March 21, 1945.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
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Benson, Stephen
Molly Picon performs at a USO club, March 21, 1945.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" debuts in Manhattan

November 28, 2007

“In that week we learned the meaning not only of perseverance, but also of the love of art for art's sake."

Zypora Spaisman in "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

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Zypora Spaisman in "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"
Courtesy of Dan Katzir.
Zypora Spaisman in "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"
Courtesy of Dan Katzir.

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"Molly Picon," circa 1929

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Molly Picon, about 1929, by Ruth Light Braun, Conte crayon on illustration board, 21 ½ x 16 in.
Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.
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Molly Picon, about 1929, by Ruth Light Braun, Conte crayon on illustration board, 21 ½ x 16 in.
Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.

S. Ansky's the Dybbuk

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Original manuscript page in Hebrew from S. Ansky's (also referred to as An.sky) "The Dybbuk," showing Ansky's editing. The play depicts a young woman who has been possessed by a spirit of her beloved.
Photographed at the Access to Integration conference, November 9-10, 2011.
Photo: Ari Davidow
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Original manuscript page in Hebrew from S. Ansky's (also referred to as An.sky) "The Dybbuk," showing Ansky's editing. The play depicts a young woman who has been possessed by a spirit of her beloved.
Photographed at the Access to Integration conference, November 9-10, 2011.
Photo: Ari Davidow

Molly Picon Poster

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Molly Picon's Women of Valor poster, part of a series which portrays the images, words, and life stories of 18 Jewish American women who challenged conventional expectations and helped change our world.
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Molly Picon's Women of Valor poster, part of a series which portrays the images, words, and life stories of 18 Jewish American women who challenged conventional expectations and helped change our world.

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