Hermione Gingold (1897–1987)


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One of stage, screen, radio and TV's most inimitable, irrepressible entertainers, Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold was born in London on December 9, 1897, the daughter of an upscale Austrian-Jewish financier and English homemaker. The blue-eyed blonde loved to perform in school plays and made her professional stage debut at age 11 as the Herald in "... See full bio »

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Known For

Gigi Madame Alvarez
(1958)
The Music Man Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
(1962)
(1956)
Bell Book and Candle Bianca de Passe
(1958)

Filmography

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 1984 Garbo Talks
Elizabeth Rennick
 1984 How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (TV Movie)
Miss Sandwich
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Felicity
- Charades (1983) ... Felicity
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Pincus
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Pincus
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Nanny Millie Winthrop
- Mother Dearest (1981) ... Nanny Millie Winthrop
 1977 A Little Night Music
Mme. Armfeldt
 1977 Simple Gifts (TV Movie)
Narrator (segment "The Great Frost") (voice)
 1976 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series)
Witch
- Winter of the Witch (1976) ... Witch
 1975 Death Brings Roses
Madame Germaine
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
Miss Squeek (voice)
 1971 Banyon (TV Series)
Peggy Revere
- Pilot (1971) ... Peggy Revere
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jane (segment "Love and the Heist")
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear (1971) ... Jane (segment "Love and the Heist")
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Vivian Forsyte
- Aquarius Descending (1970) ... Vivian Forsyte
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Ernestine Mugford
- Check, Mate, and Murder: Part 2 (1970) ... Ernestine Mugford
- Check, Mate and Murder: Part 1 (1970) ... Ernestine Mugford
 1969 Winter of the Witch (TV Movie)
the witch / Witch
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Duchess Christina
- The Lay of the Land (1968) ... Duchess Christina
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1967)
- Episode #1.6 (1967)
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Major Stella Irosian
- The Low Blue C Affair (1967) ... Major Stella Irosian
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
Lady Effigie Munster
 1966 Promise Her Anything
Mrs. Luce
 1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Betsy Mae Meadows
- Betsy Mae (1965) ... Betsy Mae Meadows
 1965 Harvey Middleman, Fireman
Mrs. Koogleman
 1965 The Itch (Short)
Woman (voice, uncredited)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich
Miss Grimshaw
 1964 The World of Henry Orient (scenes deleted)
 1963 A Cry of Angels (TV Movie)
Princess Caroline
 1962 Gay Purr-ee
Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
 1962 The Music Man
Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
 1961 The Naked Edge
Lilly Harris
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Miss Hope
- The Schartz-Metterklume Method (1960) ... Miss Hope
 1958 Bell Book and Candle
Bianca de Passe
 1958 Gigi
Madame Alvarez
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Bracknell
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1957) ... Lady Bracknell
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Sporting Lady
 1954-1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Mrs. Hardcastle (segment) / (segment "The Virtuous Island") / (segment "Three Sketches")
- She Stoops to Conquer (1955) ... Mrs. Hardcastle (segment)
- The Virtuous Island (1954) ... (segment "The Virtuous Island")
- Three Sketches (1954) ... (segment "Three Sketches")
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Alice
- Sting of Death (1955) ... Alice
 1953 The Adventures of Sadie
Spinster
 1953 The Slasher
Queenie
 1952 The Pickwick Papers
Miss Tompkins
 1948 The Spring Revue (TV Movie)
 1943 The Butler's Dilemma
Aunt Sophie
 1939 The Cate Revue (TV Movie)
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
Mrs. Wilson
 1937 Merry Comes to Town
Ida Witherspoon
 1936 The Tenth Man
Customer at Hairdressing Salon (uncredited)
 1936 Someone at the Door
Lizzie Appleby (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Bill
Maid on Yacht (uncredited)
 1931 Dance Pretty Lady (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed in Leslie Julian Jones's revue, "Rise Above It," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Hermione Baddeley, Wilfred Hyde-White, Henry Kendall, Walter Crisham, Carol Lynne, and Natasha Sokolova in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Eric Maschwitz  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Stephen Joseph | See more »

Parents:

James Gingold | Kate Walter
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"The nearest my mother ever got to telling me the facts of life was the day she called me to her room and said she had something important to tell me. After a good deal of embarassed coughing she spluttered, 'Don't ever sit down on a strange lavatory seat'". See more »

Trivia:

Made her stage debut in 1908 at Her Majesty's Theatre London in 'Pinkie and the Fairies'. See more »

Trademark:

Deepening voice See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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