Israeli actress honored by Guinness for longest stage career

Veteran Israeli actress Hanna Maron has added another item to her résumé: the world’s longest career in theater.

Guinness World Records spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse says Maron’s 83 years on stage qualify as the “longest career as a theatrical actress.”

The German-born Maron began acting when she was 4. Later in her childhood, she appeared in the Fritz Lang classic “M.” She immigrated with her family to pre-state Israel in 1933 after the Nazi Party’s rise to power in Germany.

Now, at 87, she is acting in the Cameri Theater’s production of the play “The Baggage Packer.”

Maron has been referred to as “the first lady of Israeli theater.” Her son, Amnon Rechter, said Sept. 20 that his mother was “amused and flattered” by the record. — ap