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).
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Gingold was never nominated for an Academy Award.
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.
[Gastone brings some champagne for Mamita]
Gigi: Can I take a glass of champagne, Mamita?
Madame Alvarez: Have you lost your mind, Gigi? Of course not!
[heads towards the kitchen; Gaston quickly slides his glass over to Gigi]
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