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:

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!


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'll tell you about that blue villa, Mamita. I was so much in love with you, I wanted to marry you. Yes, it's true. I was beginning to think of marriage. Imagine, marriage, ME! Oh, no! I was really desperate! I had to do something. And what I did was the soprano!
Madame Alvarez: Thank you, Honore. That was the most charming and endearing excuse for infidelity I've ever heard.


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Hermione Gingold Facts
Children from first marriage: sons Leslie and Stephen.

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

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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