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.


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.


Aunt Alicia: Love is eternal spring in an eternal garden!
Madame Alvarez: And when eternal spring is over?
Aunt Alicia: Oh, what difference does that make?
Madame Alvarez: It makes a great deal of difference to Gigi. And may I tell you something? I am not so sure that I disagree with her.


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Hermione Gingold Facts
Perhaps best remembered as the retired courtesan in "Gigi" in which she dueted "I Remember it Well" with Maurice Chevalier. She won theatre's Donaldson Award for "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" in 1954.

Children from first marriage: sons Leslie and Stephen.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "A Little Night Music," a role she recreated in the film version of the same name, _Little Night Music, A (1977)_.

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