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.
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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Gingold was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Madame Alvarez: Thank you, Honore. That was the most charming and endearing excuse for infidelity I've ever heard.
Lady Effigie Munster: Really children. Last night couldn't have been more badly bungled if I had given it to parliament to do.
Honore Lachaille: I must tell you that you upset all my plans for the weekend! I came prepared for battle, and an old wound...
[points to his heart]
Honore Lachaille: ...prevented me from charging.
Madame Alvarez: I don't think she was your type anyway, Honore.
Honore Lachaille: You were watching me?
Madame Alvarez: Force of habit. When a pretty woman came by I always had to watch you.
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