Hermione Gingold Overview:

Legendary character actress, Hermione Gingold, was born Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold on Dec 9, 1897 in London, UK. Gingold died at the age of 89 on May 24, 1987 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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Hermione Gingold was a red-headed British comic actress with wonderfully unique tones, adept at playing eccentric aunts. She is remembered by many for her revue roles and radio characters including the long-running Mrs. Doom. Her best two film roles, in "Gigi" and "Bell, Book and Candle", came in the same year, 1958.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Gingold was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Hermione Gingold Quotes:

[discussing Gigi's lessons with Aunt Alicia]
Madame Alvarez: Last week she taught her to eat cold lobster to perfection.
Gaston Lachaille: What in heaven's name for?
Madame Alvarez: She says it's extremely useful.


Gaston Lachaille: May I come in?
Madame Alvarez: Please, Gaston... no papers... no scandal.
Gaston Lachaille: Madame, will you do me the honour, the favour... give me the infinite joy of bestowing on me... Gigi's hand in marriage?
Madame Alvarez: Thank Heaven!


Madame Alvarez: How was Monte Carlo?
Gaston Lachaille: It was a bore!
Madame Alvarez: One has to be as rich as you are, Gaston, to be bored at Monte Carlo.


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Hermione Gingold Facts
Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum.

Children from first marriage: sons Leslie and Stephen.

Originally a dramatic actress with a coloratura soprano singing voice, her throaty purr developed and deepened as a result of vocal nodules, which her mother insisted she not remove.

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