Molly Picon, 1898 - 1992
Picon continued to perform well into her eighties. She died on April 6, 1992 from Alzheimer's disease at 94 years of age. Molly Picon's substantial contributions to Yiddish language and culture have been immortalized on print and in film and are increasingly valued as recent Yiddish revival efforts bring them to life for a younger generation. Organizations such as YIVO and the National Yiddish Book Center continue the efforts of women like Molly Picon to preserve the rich legacy of Yiddish language and culture.